The eccentric king of Thailand is once again controversial after he reportedly crowned his royal consort as the second queen.
According to The Daily Mail, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 68, controversially crowned Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi on Tuesday, her 36th birthday, and again criticized the monarchy.
Sineenat and the King wore matching blue coats when they released fish and birds at a Buddhist ceremony on Wasukri Pier in Bangkok.
After briefly disappearing last year, Sineenat reappeared as the official royal consort in September.
Sineenat is seen as a “public relations tool” and her appointment as the second Queen of Thailand marks a political tense for the king, who has been exposed to months of protests.
The Thai king “makes his wife his second queen as her birthday present” on a historic train – despite her “leaked nude selfies” and her previous incarceration for “disregarding” the current queen
The step of the Thai king to crown his wife royally was again controversial – and even on allegations of violence.
According to The Daily Beast, the king also allegedly broke his sister’s ankles when she was knocked to the ground.
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The king’s sister had confronted him about his plans to make his official consort the second queen alongside his current wife, Queen Suthida.
“The king married his current and fourth wife, Suthida, in May 2019, a few days before his coronation. He divorced his third wife in 2014. The relationship was made famous by a leaked video of her feeding his poodle Fufu birthday cake while wearing only a G-string and courtiers crawling on the floor in front of her and the king. “Beast reported.
The proposed plan apparently went badly with his sister, Princess Sirindhorn, who went to see her brother about two weeks ago to try to change his mind.
King of Thailand reportedly accused of breaking the sister’s ankles after she questioned the plan to name the second queen
The renewed controversy surrounding Thailand’s king comes at a bad time for the country’s royal family as Thailand is currently plagued by a deep recession sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
The pandemic has caused the country’s tourism industry to collapse, an important part of its economy. The economic downturn has also tightened control over the exploits of the ultra-rich Thai kings.
According to the Wall Street Journal, at least 54 people have been charged since last November under a law that bans any perceived insult to the Thai monarchy.
Many of the accused have questioned the role of kings in the country’s ongoing turmoil, which has led to frequent coups d’état and political conflicts over the past few decades.
They have become more open about the wealth, lifestyle and political clout of the king who ascended to the throne after the death of his widely revered father in 2016. Many have also questioned the legitimacy of the law that protects the monarchy from criticism.
Dozens are being prosecuted in Thailand and charged with insulting the king
The renewed controversy between the Thai king and his royal wife comes just months after reports of a revenge porn attack against the wife.
The royal consort reportedly had over 1,000 explicit pictures of her leaked by “enemies” of the royal family.
“Most of the pictures are photos she took of herself, and dozens of them are very explicit,” a recipient of the pictures said earlier.
In a letter to a critic of the Thai kings, it was alleged that the classy images were obtained by “pro-democracy Thai hackers”.
The Daily Beast reports that the German government is concerned that the Thai king is illegally ruling his nation while living it in a luxury hotel in the Bavarian Alps while riding the COVID-19 pandemic in style. Before the revenge porn campaign shook the ground beneath her feet, his royal mistress was amused by his side along with 20 concubines.
The royal mistress of the King of Thailand has hundreds of “very explicit” photos leaked in a massive revenge porn attack