21 October 2019 18:39
Thailand's king has stripped his royal mistress of her titles and military ranks for being "disloyal" and trying to undermine the queen. The eccentric King Maha Vajiralongkon, known as Rama X, made his former bodyguard the royal noble consort at the end of July. But on Monday the palace released a two-page statement branding Sineenat, known as Koi, "ungrateful" and behaving "in ways unbecoming of her title". Image: King Maha Vajiralongkorn with Major General Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi, the royal noble consort Sineenat, a former royal bodyguard, was the first official mistress of the king since the abolition of Thailand's absolute monarchy in 1932 Getty Images Sineenat, 34, a former royal bodyguard, born Niramon Ounprom but also known by her nickname Koi, was given the title of consort on the king's 67th birthday on July 28, becoming the first mistress to be acknowledged officially since before the abolition of absolute monarchy in Thailand in 1932. More than 330 people, including 186 children, died as a result of the terrorist attack at the school AP 1/50 20 October 2019 Japan players go over to thank their fans after South Africa beat them in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup. Makazole Mapimpi double ended the hosts' dreams in Tokyo 3-26.
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