Life imitating art? The return of royal consort Sineenat to the Thai palace has led to comparisons with the character Zhen Huan from Chinese drama series Empresses in the Palace. Photos: handouts Life imitating art? The return of royal consort Sineenat to the Thai palace has led to comparisons with the character Zhen Huan from Chinese drama series Empresses in the Palace. Photos: handouts
Life imitating art? The return of royal consort Sineenat to the Thai palace has led to comparisons with the character Zhen Huan from Chinese drama series Empresses in the Palace. Photos: handouts

‘Thai Zhen Huan’? Why Chinese media named Thailand’s reinstated royal consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi after the fictional concubine from hit TV show Empresses in the Palace

Former nurse and pilot Sineenat was removed from the royal palace because of her ‘disloyalty’ in challenging Queen Suthida, King Vajiralongkorn’s 4th wife – but a year later she’s back, attracting countless memes and comparisons to the fictional concubine who worked her way into the heart of Imperial China’s Forbidden City

Topic |   King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Life imitating art? The return of royal consort Sineenat to the Thai palace has led to comparisons with the character Zhen Huan from Chinese drama series Empresses in the Palace. Photos: handouts Life imitating art? The return of royal consort Sineenat to the Thai palace has led to comparisons with the character Zhen Huan from Chinese drama series Empresses in the Palace. Photos: handouts
Life imitating art? The return of royal consort Sineenat to the Thai palace has led to comparisons with the character Zhen Huan from Chinese drama series Empresses in the Palace. Photos: handouts
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