Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn attends an event at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok on October 23. Photo: Reuters

Thai king Maha Vajiralongkorn fires two bedroom guards for ‘adultery’, ‘evil misconduct’

  • Two military officers also axed for being ‘lax’ in duty as palace guards and ‘behaving unbecomingly of ranks and titles’
  • News follows dismissal of six palace officials last week, who were accused of severe disciplinary misconduct that caused harm to the royal service
Topic |   King Maha Vajiralongkorn

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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn attends an event at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok on October 23. Photo: Reuters
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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn with (the now former) royal noble consort Sineenat ‘Koi’ Wongvajirapakdi. Photo: AFP

From Thai king’s consort Koi to Meghan Markle, why is royal life so hard?

  • King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi of her titles, accusing her of disloyalty and an ambition to displace the queen
  • She joins a list of commoners who have struggled to adapt to royal life, from Japan’s Empress Masako, to Meghan Markle and a former Miss Moscow who married a Malaysian sultan
Topic |   Thailand

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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn with (the now former) royal noble consort Sineenat ‘Koi’ Wongvajirapakdi. Photo: AFP
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