Thai king Maha Vajiralongkorn fires royal bedroom guards for 'adultery'

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has fired two bedroom guards for adultery a week after stripping his royal consort of her titles for disloyalty.
Thai king fires royal bedroom guards for 'adultery'

In the latest purge of his royal household, the 67-year-old monarch said the two officers with the rank of lieutenant colonel were sacked for “extremely evil misconduct”.

“They have committed inappropriate acts and adultery,” according to an announcement in the Royal Gazette which described them as members of the “bedroom division”.

Two other officers with the rank of lieutenant were also dismissed for being “lax” in their duty as palace guards and “behaving unbecomingly”. All four were stripped of their ranks and titles.

The dismissals on Tuesday followed those of six palace officials last week, including a veterinarian, a police lieutenant general in the Royal Household Bureau and a nurse certified to serve as a royal page in the regent’s bedroom.

They appear to have been prompted by the dismissal of the king’s 34-year-old consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi for “disloyalty” just three months after she was appointed to the position.

Ms Wongvajirapakdi, a trained nurse and pilot who served in the royal bodyguard, was accused of being “ungrateful” and attempting to rise to the level of the queen.

The king of Thailand married his bodyguard in a lavish surprise ceremony where he poured sacred water on her head.
The king of Thailand married his bodyguard

King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, married Gen. Suthida Tidjai, 40, the deputy head of his security detail and long-term partner, the Thai royal family said in a statement.

The wedding was a surprise because the palace had never acknowledged the couple's relationship.

Vajiralongkorn — who inherited the throne after his father, King Bhumibol, died in 2016 — is also known as King Rama X, signaling that he is the 10th monarch of the royal house of Chakri.
The king of Thailand married his bodyguard

The marriage took place lawfully and in the righteous royal tradition, the statement said. The general is now known as Queen Suthida.


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