Social media users mock PM with hilarious memes... Christmas plans are left in tatters as BA and Virgin REFUSE refunds for Tier 4 passengers because the... 'UK's COVID-19 mutation is on plane to JFK': Cuomo slams 'reprehensible' inaction as US 'continues to let in... Britain's deserted Nightingale hospitals: Doctors and nurses at facilities built to relieve strain on the... Another missed target? Last year, German newspaper Bild revealed that the king’s third wife, Srirasmi, is under house arrest (prompting Thai authorities to block Internet access to the paper). Mr Miller's family said they were "grateful" to the Thai king. As soon as the German newspaper Bild reported about the protest, the website was blocked in Thailand, journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall tweeted. When they arrived back at Zurich Airport, Swiss police arrested and handcuffed a photographer working for German newspaper BILD who was trying to get pictures of Vajiralongkorn and Suthida from a public area in the … The king has two villas on Lake Starnberg, about 60km (37.5 miles) away from Erding, Bild Zeitung reports. King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Germany. The man who saves our locks when the salons shut: He's the hairdresser who has celebrities fighting for... Asda apologises after online shoppers were left without their turkeys in food deliveries just days before... Grooviest of daddios! THAILAND'S king has taken over a luxury German hotel to isolate himself from the coronavirus, and has brought a harem of 20 women along with him, according to reports. According to a secret plan devised by his palace, which BILD has seen, he left the „Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl“ in the dead of night on Saturday and drove to Munich airport. While German media frequently covers the king's exploits in Germany, details of his life there are not carried in Thai media. After days of pro-democracy protests on the streets of Thailand, Playboy monarch Maha Vajiralongkorn and his wife Queen Suthida were pictured greeting royalist followers thronged outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok today. The king and queen flew to Bangkok on a special Thai Airways flight from Zurich, and stayed just 19 hours and 48 minutes in Thailand before departing back to Switzerland. It is doubtful whether his jaunt and his return to Garmisch comply with quarantine regulations. One of the playboy king's guards recently contracted the killer virus after the royal entourage flew to Thailand, reported by German newspaper Bild. Extra police are deployed at train stations in bid to stop non essential Tier 4 trips and halt spread of... Could Tier 4 last until we've all had jabs? Before her dismissal, Ms Sineenat held the rank of major-general in the King’s royal bodyguard unit, where Queen Suthida was the deputy chief. This week, Bild newspaper reported she had arrived in Germany, where the Thai king spends much of the year. Earlier today, it was claimed the king was taken to hospital in a secret 2am visit this week after one of his bodyguards tested positive for Covid-19. Thailand has some of the toughest defamation laws in the world to protect the king's reputation, with sentences of up to 15 years for insulting the monarchy. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. The king, 68, who had been spending time in Germany, recently returned to Thailand to mark four years since the death of his widely respected father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The latest breaking news, comment and features from The Independent. Among their demands are the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, reform of the monarchy, a new constitution and an end to the harassment of government critics. One hotel worker said staff were forbidden from the fourth floor where the king and his entourage have set up camp. This included the king's wife, Queen Suthida, and his son and heir presumptive, 15-year-old Prince Dipangkorn. Walter the Hungarian Vizsla survives 150ft fall off cliff and is back home 24 hours after... Why we'll NEVER stop believing in The Secret: Millions bought the original life-changing book. King Vajiralongkorn’s bodyguard is believed to have contracted the virus after flying to Thailand. Some Thai protesters have complained about the cost of the king's stays in Europe as well as his absence from the kingdom. Sie haben Javascript für ihren Browser deaktiviert. The comments below have been moderated in advance. 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While the rest of Germany’s hotels remain closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Thai king rented Hotel Sonnenbichl in the Bavarian Alps for himself and his harem of 20 women. King Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned as constitutional monarch in May last year after first taking the throne following the 2016 death of his father, who reigned for 70 years. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn waves to royalist supporters in Bangkok today, after a report claimed he had secretly been taken to hospital earlier this week, The king leans back in his seat while a camera-wielding Queen Suthida waves to royalist supporters from the motorcade in Bangkok today. As soon as the German newspaper Bild reported about the protest, the website was blocked in Thailand, journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall tweeted. This week, Bild newspaper reported she had arrived in Germany, where the Thai king spends much of the year. Vajiralongkorn succeeded to the throne in 2016 after the death of his father, King Bhumibol, who had reigned since 1946. But it’s not clear if Vajiralongkorn’s four wives are among the group of women, the newspaper added, citing German tabloid Bild. World news. The COVID-19 VACCINE: Protecting YOU and the rest of the UK. BANGKOK — Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has restored the official titles and military rank to his royal consort, according to a palace announcement on… Thailand’s playboy king has taken over a luxury German hotel to isolate from the coronavirus — along with a harem of 20 women, according to reports. Royal Family. Covid vaccinations will continue on Christmas Day with only 350,000 receiving jab so... Police Scotland will double its presence along English border with 'highly visible patrols' to deter anyone... Partying while they still can! The Bangkok Hospital where the Thai monarch may have been treated this week amid claims that one of his bodyguards tested positive for Covid-19. The 67-year-old king’s entourage included a “harem” of 20 concubines and numerous servants, reported German tabloid Bild. The latest march began on October 14, timed to coincide with the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising the toppled a military dictatorship. Medical staff were also told to keep quiet about it, according to reports. During the ceremony he was carried on a golden platform in a spectacular six-and-a-half-hour procession through Bangkok's historic quarter. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, officially known as King Rama X, was crowned in May 2019, almost three years after the death of the previous king, his father Bhumibol Adulyadej. The 2017 Constitution of Thailand was approved in a referendum in 2016, and was endorsed by King Maha Vajiralongkorn on 6 April 2017, Chakri day, in a ceremony at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya, a former Thai Airways flight attendant, had to lie on the floor as she was given a gift by the king during the marriage ceremony. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet their royalists as they leave a religious ceremony to commemorate the death of King Chulalongkorn, known as King Rama V, at The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand today, Thai King Vajiralongkorn (centre) and Thai Queen Suthida (right) greet supporters outside the Grand Palace after a Buddhist ceremony for King Rama V, in Bangkok, Thailand today, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet royalist supporters after a Buddhist ceremony for the late king Chulalongkorn in Bangkok today. He was said to be accompanied by 'sex soldiers' be assembled as a military unit called the SAS like Britain's special forces - with the same motto, 'who dares wins'. But despite the speculation, the king’s … Demonstrators have been on the streets ever since, in what is one of the largest demonstrations in Thailand in recent times. As BILD reported two weeks ago, his minister for communication and digital issues made it clear on Twitter that the royal court will show no mercy to those engaged in resistance.In any case, Rama X‘s travel plans will not be disrupted. Chaos aboard United flight as passenger with COVID dies while others perform CPR despite risk of catching... Thai-König heimlich im Krankenhaus: Corona-Alarm bei Rama X. Reports earlier this year said the king had booked out the whole fourth floor of a Bavarian hotel which includes a 'pleasure room' and is decked out with 'treasures and antiques' from Thailand. The official reason is the turmoil that was caused by 100 Thai tourists who, following their arrival at Bangkok, refused to go to the state‘s quarantine facility.▶︎ ABSURD, however, is what is potentially the real reason for the closure: The airport‘s arrival area was allegedly being disinfected.Human rights journalist and Thailand specialist Andrew MacGregor Marshall (49) told BILD: „Closing the airport for merely three days makes little sense in terms of halting the pandemic‘s spread. But despite the speculation, the king's alleged hospital stay has not been confirmed to be Covid related. The king of Thailand has married the deputy head of his personal security detail, and given her the title of queen, a royal statement has said. He only received the District Administration Office of Garmisch-Partenkirchen‘s permission to stay in the „Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl“ because he and his entourage constitute a „homogenous unit“. 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The new king was not formally crowned until May 2019 when carried on a golden platform in a six-and-a-half-hour procession through Bangkok. Maas said that halting negotiations was 'an option' to exert pressure but it would be right to discuss with Thailand first. Thanks to restrictions to the Thai press, relatively little is known about Maha Vajiralongkorn. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, accompanied by Queen Suthida, greets royalist supporters today after the monarch's recent return to the country to mark the fourth anniversary of his father's death, The King and Queen greet supporters after a Buddhist ceremony for the late monarch today, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet their royalist followers as they leave a religious ceremony to commemorate the death of King Chulalongkorn, known as King Rama V, at The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand today, Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn (second right) and Queen Suthida (right) greet royalist supporters outside the Grand Palace today, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida greet royalist supporters as Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana (centre) takes a photo of them after a Buddhist ceremony for the late king Chulalongkorn in Bangkok today. Today he attended the Grand Palace to commemorate the death of King Chulalongkorn, known as King Rama V, who died on 23 October 1910. Their demands also include the removal of his direct control of a royal fortune valued at tens of billions of dollars. 'Preparing for Christmas is a part time job': Muslim man in Canada celebrating his first 'proper' Xmas goes... DR MAX PEMBERTON: Now, more than ever, we must keep our Christmas rituals. The newspaper - which has broken numerous stories about the Thai king who spends much of his time in Germany - says that one of Vajiralongkorn's guards recently contracted the coronavirus after the royal entourage flew back to Thailand. Days before his coronation, the king married the deputy head of his personal bodyguard, Suthida Tidjai, … For weeks, targeted fake news and propaganda have been flooding Europe. The company was happy to make an exception for the monarch, however, and exclusively transported the king back home – with special permission.▶︎ BIZARRE: Bangkok airport, which is enormous, has been closed for the past three days. Thai king is a headache for Germany Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand took to the streets again, although the government revived the use of a harsh law against defaming the monarchy. Those who oppose the demonstrators accuse them of being anti-royalist, a charge which they deny. Support for the demonstrators has spread beyond universities into the wider population, but a particular point of contention is reform of the monarchy. Tens of thousands of activists have been taking to the streets of Bangkok for months, led by student groups demanding reform of the country. The EU halted contact at all levels with Thailand after a 2014 coup but resumed trade talks after a general election last year. However, the reason for the king's apparent hospital stay has not been revealed and medical staff were reportedly told to keep quiet about it. Human rights activist Andrew MacGregor Marshall writes exclusively in BILD about the Thai king’s secret torture prison. Early humans may have survived harsh winters more than 400,000 years ago by HIBERNATING, fossil experts... Can YOU finish the lyrics to these popular Christmas carols? According to a new report from German tabloid Bild, the monarch granted Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi a reprieve and had her secretly flown to Munich on Saturday. Thai Airways suspended its regular operations over a week ago due to Corona. Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn has made his first public appearance since being crowned. King Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned as constitutional monarch in May last year after first taking the throne following the 2016 death of his father, who reigned for 70 years. The king and queen of Thailand have staged a huge outpouring of love and support with loyalist supporters following days of anti-royal protests. Just days before the coronation, the King married his long-term consort and gave her the title Queen Suthida, in a surprise move. The festival commemorates the establishment of the royal dynasty: an unmissable event for the controversial ruler, who is increasingly facing resistance within his kingdom. The monarchy is protected by strict lese majeste laws which carry a punishment of up to 15 years for anyone insulting the monarchs, either living or dead. This week, Bild newspaper reported she had arrived in Germany, where the Thai king spends much of the year. This week, Bild newspaper reported she had arrived in Germany, where the Thai king spends much of the year. Ihr Gerät unterstützt kein Javascript.Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript, um die Seite zu nutzen oder wechseln Sie zu wap2.bild.de. He was met outside by a huge crowd of pro-royalists, offering flowers, taking photographs and reaching out to touch the beleaguered monarch. King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Germany Vajiralongkorn was treated in the Thai capital before leaving the hospital in the early hours of Wednesday, according to German newspaper Bild. Commissioner Jourova, in charge of fighting them, talks to BILD. German newspaper Bild reported the shock hospital … It is more plausible that it was closed in order to minimize the risk of infection for the king.“, Rama X also wants to minimize the time he‘ll spend in his kingdom.BILD has learned that he wants to be back on a plane to Zurich as early as Tuesday morning, at 1:05 a.m. – followed by an onward flight to Munich. This has knocked the stuffing out of all of us: Families kept apart and the lonely more isolated... the... Thurrock and Rochford in Essex record the highest rise in coronavirus cases in England as mutant strain... 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She has undergone military training and is … This week, Bild newspaper reported she had arrived in Germany, where the Thai king spends much of the year. Under the slogan „Why do we need a king?“, a steadily growing group of dissidents are demanding the king‘s abdication. German tabloid Bild reported that the king had intended to have a bigger celebration but 119 members of his entourage were forced to go back to Thailand amidst fear for the spread of Coronavirus. News. Protesters also want to reduce the king's powers under the constitution, which specifically allows him to exercise powers when he is outside Thailand without appointing a regent. He boarded his Boeing 737-800 and flew to Zurich with his entourage. The corona virus poses a huge problem for the quirky Thai ruler – and has made him the king of the clouds. Published: 05:18 EST, 23 October 2020 | Updated: 05:17 EST, 24 October 2020. Royalist supporters wearing their signature yellow wait to catch a glimpse of the royal motorcade in the Thai capital today. News Thai king celebrated in post-coronation procession. The king's rare visit from Germany coincided with anti-government protests and clashes between royalists and pro-democracy activists in Bangkok. He will not be formally crowned until some time after the … Queen Suthida reportedly spends most of her time at Hotel Waldegg in Engelberg, Switzerland, without her husband. Earlier this month, Germany issued a rebuke by saying that 'politics concerning Thailand should not be conducted from German soil'. Earlier today, it was claimed the king was taken to hospital in a secret 2am visit this week after one of his bodyguards tested positive for Covid-19. Britain is bracing for washout festive season as its battered by... 'It's the trolley police all over again!' The reports say that the Villa Stolberg in Tutzing speculated that HM the King and his entourage are “not coming back”. The plane landed there on Monday at 6 a.m. local time. The appearance of criticism on social media of the 67-year old king, who accepted the throne on December 1, 2016 as the latest monarch in the 238-year-old Chakri dynasty, is extraordinary and seems to flow to places where Thai censors aren’t nimble enough to follow, including using arcane and derogatory references to the king on a K-pop news outlet normally used for dating rumors. Inside Thai king's insane life with 20 mistresses, a official royal consort and a wife . Isn't Christmas in lockdown bad enough? Rama met with his wife, Suthida (41), who had been staying at the „Hotel Waldegg“ in Engelberg, Switzerland, for weeks. The king of Thailand has pardoned his concubine after throwing her in jail last year and had her flown to Germany to join his Alpine harem, it is claimed. 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