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Princess Sirindhorn Visits Bhutan

  May 24, 2016 at 6:01 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand has started a four-day official visit to Bhutan this week, arriving at Paro International Airport yesterday where she was greeted by Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck.  Afterwards, the Princess took the opportunity of visiting the Kyichu Monastery in Paro to take some photographs and to view the magnificent scenery of Taktshang. Later on, Princess Sirindhorn  visited Wanakha Central School (CS) to check on … Continue reading

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King Bhumibol Treated for ‘Water on Brain’

  May 21, 2016 at 7:12 am by

The Thai Royal Court announced last night that King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has spent most of the several years in hospital, has been treated for hydrocephalus, a condition caused by excess cerebrospinal fluid that results in the enlargement of the brain cavities. “It was detected that his facial muscles had irregular movements and the doctor conducted a computer x-ray and found there was an irregular surplus of fluid in the backbone … Continue reading

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Modest Jubilee Celebrations In Thailand As King Bhumibol’s Health Declines Further

  May 16, 2016 at 4:37 am by

King Bhumibol of Thailand is the world longest reigning monarch. On June 9th he will celebrate 70 years on Thailands throne. While his 60th jubilee was celebrated with great pump, this time the celebrations will be more low-key. On the day itself there will be a religious service in the temple of the green Buddha of the royal palace, attended by 770 monks. The health of the 88 year old … Continue reading

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Thai Princess Visits China

  May 14, 2016 at 4:50 am by

HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand paid a visit to China yesterday where she met the Chinese Vice President, Li Yuanchao, in Beijing. The purpose of the visit was to promote and advance bilateral ties between the two countries.  Chinese News Agency, Xinhua, reported that Vice President Li appreciates the role that the Royal Family of Thailand has in promoting relations between Thailand and China. Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol is the … Continue reading

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The Princess and The King

  February 24, 2016 at 4:46 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand continued her visit to Cambodia with two very special events. First, the princess was granted an audience with His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia at the Royal Palace.  In formal attire, she greeted the King with a deep curtsey and a handshake before an exchange of gifts in the sumptuous surroundings of the palace.   From http://www.akp.gov.kh/?p=76700 Later on, Princess Sirindhorn visited … Continue reading

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Charming Princess Visits Cambodia

  February 22, 2016 at 4:31 am by

Embed from Getty Images   Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand has arrived in Cambodia for a three day visit to strengthen ties in education and health between the two countries. The princess, who wore a lilac-coloured silk outfit with purple detailing, was greeted at Phnom Penh International Airport by the Minister for Education, Hang Chuon Naron together with other dignitaries. Included in Her Royal Hghness’s visit will be a meeting with Cambodia’s Prince … Continue reading

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King Bhumibol Recovering From Infection, High Fever

  February 17, 2016 at 8:36 am by

Thailand’s 88-year-old monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej is recovering from an unknown infection and high fever, a Royal Palace statement said last night. “On the night of February 14, His Majesty the King’s breathing quickened and an X-ray in the chest showed no lung infection. On February 15, the king’s fever was at 38.1 degrees Celsius,” the bulletin on the King’s health read, before revealing tests were still being undertaken to determine the … Continue reading

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Former Thai Royal In-Laws Arrested for Lèse-majesté

  March 1, 2015 at 3:59 am by

The parents of Thailand’s former Crown Princess, Srirasmi Suwadee, were arrested last week on charges of lèse-majesté. Apiruj and Wanthanee Suwadee pled guilty to the charges of defaming the monarchy, lodging a malicious claim and asking officials to file false charges. Their arrest, which took place on Friday, came after a former neighbour of the couple accused them of having her falsely imprisoned for fraud by using their royal connections. “We plead … Continue reading

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Thai Crown Prince Divorces Third Wife

  December 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm by

The Thai Royal Court confirmed that the Crown Prince, Maha Vajiralongkorn, and his third wife Srirasmi have ended their 13 year marriage. “The King has granted permission to announce that Princess Srirasmi, the wife of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, has informed in a written document that she has resigned from her royal status,” an official statement from the Palace announced yesterday in the Royal Thai Government Gazette. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and the … Continue reading

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Thai Royal In-Laws Stripped Of Royally-Bestowed Name

  November 30, 2014 at 8:19 am by

The Crown Prince of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, has officially stripped his wife’s family of the royally-bestowed name that he gave them upon their marriage. Princess Srirasmi’s family members have been using the surname Akharaphongpreecha, but have been ordered to revert “back to their old family name”, an official statement from the Thai court said. The move comes after seven of the Princess’ close relatives, including four siblings and an uncle, were arrested … Continue reading

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King of Thailand Has Gallbladder Removed

  October 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm by

The King of Thailand has had successful gallbladder removal surgery and is in a stable post-operative condition, the Thai Royal Court confirmed today. “This morning his general health conditions have improved. His heart rate has lowered, his blood pressure is normal and his body temperature has lowered,” the statement read, in reference to the reasons stated for his admittance to the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on Friday: fever and irregular blood … Continue reading

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King Bhumibol To Leave Hospital

  July 31, 2013 at 7:02 am by

A government official in Thailand said on Wednesday that 85-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej is to leave hospital. The Thai King has been in hospital for about four years. “We have been told by the Royal Household Bureau that His Majesty King Bhumibol will leave Siriraj Hospital on Thursday and return to Hua Hin to reside,” Weera Sriwathanatrakool, Governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan province, told Reuters. The King was admitted to … Continue reading

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Queen Sirikit Celebrates 80th Birthday

  August 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm by

Queen Sirikit of Thailand, née Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara, celebrates her 80th birthday today, 12 August. The Queen was born as the oldest daughter and third child of Prince Nakkhatra Mangkala Kitiyakara, Prince of Chanthaburi, and Mom Luang Bua Sanidvongs. Her siblings are the late Mom Rajawongse Galyanakit Kitiyakara, Mom Rajawongse Adulyakit Kitiyakara and Mom Rajawongse Busba Kitiyakara. On 28 April 1950, the Queen married King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. The … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn Celebrates 60th Birthday

  July 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm by

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand celebrates his 60th birthday today, 28 July 2012. The Crown Prince is the second child and only son of the King and Queen of Thailand. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has an older sister, Princess Ubolratana rajakanya, and 2 younger sisters, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Princess Chulabhorn Walailak. HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand married first HRH Princess Soamsavali Kitiyakara of Thailand. They have 1 … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: Competitors

  July 27, 2012 at 9:36 am by

There is just over six hours to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad! Our third and final blog entry focusing on combined royal and Olympic history showcases royals who have themselves competed in an Olympic Games. Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Stockholm 1912 Prince Friedrich Karl competed for the German team in the team jumping event, winning a bronze medal for his efforts. Grand … Continue reading

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Prince Naruhito Begins Visit to Thailand

  June 25, 2012 at 11:49 pm by

Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito has begun an official visit to Thailand today, arriving in Bangkok this morning. Upon his arrival, the Crown Prince inspected an honour guard. The Prince was officially welcomed at Government House by the country’s Prime Minister, Ms Yingluck Shinawatra. The national anthems of Japan and Thailand were played at the ceremony, which, due to unfortunate weather, had to take place under umbrellas to protect the duo … Continue reading

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Thais Celebrate King’s 84th Birthday

  December 5, 2011 at 11:09 pm by

HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand celebrated his eighty-forth birthday today, appearing on the balcony of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The King was joined on the balcony by his wife, HM Queen Sirikit, his eldest son, HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, and two youngest daughters, TRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Princess Chulabhorn. Other members of the Royal Family, including the Crown Prince’s young son, were also present for … Continue reading

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King Bhumibol Steps Out

  October 25, 2009 at 7:49 pm by

HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has been hospitalised for a month in Bangkok, made a surprise public appearance on Friday in the garden of the Siriraj Hospital where he is being treated. The King was wheeled down from his suite in an electric wheelchair, and raised his arm in response to greetings on the way down and in the garden. He appeared no worse than he has in the past, … Continue reading

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As King’s Health Remains Guarded, Thai People Fear Chaos

  October 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm by

HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been in hospital for almost a month, and angst has hit the Thai people as they fear what will occur if the King passes. King Bhumibol’s health has been a closely guarded secret since his admitance to Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital on September 19th, with palace officials disclosing little apart from releasing vague bulletins stating the King’s health is improving and that his recovery is successful, … Continue reading

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Thai People Celebrate Queen’s 77th Birthday

  August 12, 2009 at 6:11 am by

The world’s longest serving consort of a monarch, HM Queen Sirikit of Thailand, celebrates her 77th birthday today. Several festivels will today will mark the Queen’s Birthday throughout Phuket. A mothers and daughters fashion show entitled ‘My mom is beautiful’, candle-lighting ceremony later this evening and Phuket Rajabhat University will host a variety of activities. August 12 is also marked as Mother’s Day in Thailand.

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