Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, elder sister of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, marches with the royal guards during the procession transferring the royal relics and ashes of the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on October 27, 2017. Photo: EPA Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, elder sister of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, marches with the royal guards during the procession transferring the royal relics and ashes of the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on October 27, 2017. Photo: EPA
Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, elder sister of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, marches with the royal guards during the procession transferring the royal relics and ashes of the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on October 27, 2017. Photo: EPA
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Thailand’s king declares sister Ubolratana Rajakanya’s bid for PM ‘inappropriate’ and unconstitutional, likely killing princess’ bid for political power

  • A statement by the king was read on TV, apparently vetoing his sister’s candidacy and laying bare a split in the royal family
  • Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya shocked Thailand by announcing she would be the sole prime ministerial candidate for the anti-establishment Thai Raksa Chart party

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Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, elder sister of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, marches with the royal guards during the procession transferring the royal relics and ashes of the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on October 27, 2017. Photo: EPA Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, elder sister of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, marches with the royal guards during the procession transferring the royal relics and ashes of the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on October 27, 2017. Photo: EPA
Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, elder sister of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, marches with the royal guards during the procession transferring the royal relics and ashes of the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on October 27, 2017. Photo: EPA
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