An October 2017 photo of Thai Princess Ubolratana waving to people outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AP

Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana’s bid to become prime minister doomed after party complies with king’s decree

  • King Vajiralongkorn chastised Ubolratana, describing her move as ‘inappropriate’ and against the constitution and royal norms
Topic |   Thai elections

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An October 2017 photo of Thai Princess Ubolratana waving to people outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AP
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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

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
Topic |   Thailand

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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
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