Thai king strips 'disloyal' new royal consort of titles
Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi is said to have breached a code of conduct for courtiers.
It made the extraordinary announcement just months after the king, who was officially crowned in May, made Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi a royal noble consort - the first such appointment in almost a century.
The royal family had been scheduled to participate in the Royal Barge Procession on Thursday, one of the last ceremonies in the king's year-long coronation celebrations, but last week the event was postponed here until later in the year, with officials citing weather conditions.
) was crowned here as constitutional monarch in May after first taking the throne following the 2016 death of his father, who reigned for 70 years.
Before July’s of Sineenat’s elevation, the title of royal noble consort had not been used since before the end of Thailand’s absolute monarchy in 1932.
The page appeared to have been taken down on Monday.
It also called her “ambitious” in trying to obtain royal titles and “self-promoting” in exercising her royal activities.
During his reign so far, King Vajiralongkorn, also known by the title King Rama X, has moved to consolidate the authority of the monarchy, including taking more direct control of the crown’s vast wealth and transferring two military units to his personal control.
, a basic code of conduct for those in royal service rooted in the old absolutist court, and has punished royal staff who have breached this code in the past.
In 2014, he divorced his third wife, former lady-in-waiting Srirasmi Suwadee, after the arrest of several of her relatives in an investigation into people making false claims of having links to the monarchy for financial gain.Read more: malaysiakini.com
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