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Thai King Strips His Consort of Royal Titles for Disloyalty

World | Associated Press | October 21, 2019, 8:44 pm
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 Thailand's king has stripped his royal consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty, accusing her of seeking to undermine the position of his official wife, the country's queen, for her own benefit. (Image: AP)
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Thailand's king has stripped his royal consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty, accusing her of seeking to undermine the position of his official wife, the country's queen, for her own benefit. (Image: AP)

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 The royal command by 67-year-old King Maha Vajiralongkorn, made public Monday (October 21), came just three months after he granted 34-year-old Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi the consort title, reviving an old palace tradition of taking a junior wife. (Image: AP)
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The royal command by 67-year-old King Maha Vajiralongkorn, made public Monday (October 21), came just three months after he granted 34-year-old Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi the consort title, reviving an old palace tradition of taking a junior wife. (Image: AP)

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 Sineenatra had her title of Chao Khun Phra Sineenatra Bilasakalayani withdrawn, along with other royal and military titles and decorations. (Image: AP)
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Sineenatra had her title of Chao Khun Phra Sineenatra Bilasakalayani withdrawn, along with other royal and military titles and decorations. (Image: AP)

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 In May, the king named longtime companion Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya his queen when they were married a few days before his formal coronation. Vajiralongkorn assumed the throne after the 2016 death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for 70 years. <br /><br />Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, sits with Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya as they sign their marriage certificates at Ampornsan Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand on May 1, 2019. (Image: AP)
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In May, the king named longtime companion Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya his queen when they were married a few days before his formal coronation. Vajiralongkorn assumed the throne after the 2016 death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for 70 years.

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, sits with Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya as they sign their marriage certificates at Ampornsan Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand on May 1, 2019. (Image: AP)

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 King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida, attend their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)
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King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida, attend their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)

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 King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida, attend their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)
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King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida, attend their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)

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 Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, sits with Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya as they sign their marriage certificates at Ampornsan Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)
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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, sits with Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya as they sign their marriage certificates at Ampornsan Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)

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 Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun presents a gift to Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya at Ampornsan Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)
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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun presents a gift to Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya at Ampornsan Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)

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 King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida attend their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)
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King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida attend their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)

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 King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida sign marriage documents during their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)
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King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida sign marriage documents during their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)

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 A ceremony in which Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn 'legally married' Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya in Bangkok. (Image: AFP)
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A ceremony in which Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn 'legally married' Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya in Bangkok. (Image: AFP)

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 King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida sign marriage documents during their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)
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King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida sign marriage documents during their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)

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 Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun sits with Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya at Ampornsan Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)
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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun sits with Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya at Ampornsan Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)

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 A ceremony in which Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn 'legally married' Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya in Bangkok. (Image: AFP)
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A ceremony in which Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn 'legally married' Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya in Bangkok. (Image: AFP)

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 A ceremony in which Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn 'legally married' Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya in Bangkok. (Image: AFP)
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A ceremony in which Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn 'legally married' Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya in Bangkok. (Image: AFP)

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 King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida attend their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)
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King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida attend their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)

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