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Thailand's Queen Sirikit admitted to hospital with fever

Thailand’s Queen Mother, Sirikit has been admitted to hospital, the Royal Household Bureau announced yesterday. The 86-year-old was admitted to Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn Hospital due to a fever from cystitis. Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder. She was examined at 6.00 pm on Tuesday, and doctors advised her to enter the hospital for observation and medical treatment for the…
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The time Lucille Ball met the King of Siam

Lucille Ball is my favourite actress of all time, and show, I Love Lucy is one I can watch all day (I know that at 27 it is surprising to have my favourite actress and television show from four decades before I was born). So, when I watched an interview with her and Vivian…
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Rituals begin for coronation of King of Thailand

Sacred rituals for the coronation of the King of Thailand began on Saturday with senior officials collecting water in different ceremonies from 100 various water sources across the country’s 76 provinces. The collection was televised on all Thai channels. The water will be used for in purification rites. This water, stored in traditional vases, will be used for the ablution of the…
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Thailand's Princess Soamsawali released from Intensive Care

Thailand’s Princess Soamsawali has been released from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. After her condition has improved, she has now been moved to a private room in the hospital, the Royal Household Bureau stated on Sunday. In…
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Thai King denounces sister's bid to become Prime Minister

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X) has denounced his sister, Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi after she announced her bid to become the country’s next prime minister. King Rama X made a televised address about his sister on Friday saying, “Involvement of a high-ranking member of the Royal Family in politics, in whatever way, is an act that…
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Princess Chulabhorn admitted to hospital

Thailand’s Princess Chulabhorn has been admitted to a hospital in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok. The 61-year-old Princess entered the Ramathibodi University Hospital on Monday according to a press release sent out by the Royal Household Bureau. Princess…
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King of Thailand issues decree for new election, first since 2014

The King of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X) has issued a decree for a new election in the country – which would be its first since the May 2014 coup that overthrew Yingluck Shinawatra (Thailand’s first female Prime Minister). Thailand has been governed by a military junta since then, and elections have been delayed several times over the past five years. His Majesty’s…
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