Monday, October 21, 2019

"Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his 34-year-old consort of all titles for 'disloyalty' and apparent 'ambition' . . .less than three months after she was bestowed with the honour"

AFP:

She was dismissed from the rank of Chao Khun Phra -- or noble consort -- for "disloyalty to the king" according to the command, as well as "acting against the appointment of the Queen (Suthida)... for her own ambitions".

Suthida - the former deputy head of the royal bodyguard - was made Queen in May, becoming King Vajiralongkorn's fourth wife.

The Thai monarchy is protected by a harsh defamation law, making open discussion on the institution for the public and media based inside the country all but impossible.