February 19, 2020 | 10:33 AM IST
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Thai consort stripped of royal titles for disloyalty, working against queen

Less than three months after becoming the noble consort of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 34-year-old Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi has been stripped of all her royal titles for ‘disloyalty to the king’.
Also known as Koi, Wongvajirapakdi’s decorations and military ranks – including the title of a noble consort or the formal rank of Chao Khun Phra - have been taken away for disloyalty and ‘acting against the appointment of the Queen Suthida for her own ambitions’.

A statement released by the royal office stated that ‘her actions are considered dishonorable, lacking gratitude, unappreciative of royal kindness and driving a rift among the royal servants, making misunderstanding among people, undermining the nation and the monarchy’.
The statement further said that she wasn’t satisfied with the royalty conferred upon her and did things to be equal to the queen.

Koi is a qualified pilot and former army nurse and finally became the trusted royal bodyguard before being gifted the title of a ‘noble consort’ on the King’s 67th birthday on July 28. This was the first time in about a century that a Thai monarch had taken a consort.

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