King Maha Vajiralongkorn taking part in the Royal Land Procession on the day following his coronation as King Rama X of Thailand in May 2019. Photograph: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

The denunciations have swirled through Thailand’s gilded palaces with the rhetorical extravagance of a Shakespearean history. The official consort to (...)

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn sits on the thrown with his official consort Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi at the royal palace. Sineenatra has been stripped of her titles and military ranks. Photograph: Thailand Royal Office via AP

When Thailand’s newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn named one of his bodyguards as Noble Royal Consort on his birthday in July, no one had held the(...)

Jatupat Boonpattararaksa: was jailed for posting a profile of King Maha Vajiralongkorn published by the BBC’s Thai-language service that was deemed offensive. Photograph: Amy Lefevre

Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Frid(...)

 A security guard stands next to an electoral poster with a portrait of Thai Raksa Chart party leader Preechapol Pongpanich (right) and a constituency candidate, in Bangkok on Wednesday. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

Thailand’s elections watchdog has asked for the party behind last week’s abortive bid to field the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister t(...)

 Thai Princess Ubolratana, pictured in 2010, has broken away from royal tradition by entering the race for PM. File Photograph: Kin Cheung / AP

Thailand’s princess has broken royal tradition of staying away from politics with her bid to become prime minister in the upcoming elections. The sis(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Thailand’s Grand Mosque is located in Pattani in the  south of the country, where thousands have been killed in a separatist insurgency that erupted in 2004. Photograph: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

Outside the Grand Mosque in Pattani, the largest in Thailand, white-veiled adolescents congregate, waiting for one of the motorised trishaws that ferr(...)

Workers lift a portrait of Thai Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn at a shop in Bangkok on Tuesday. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Getty Images

Thailand’s parliament will invite Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to become the new king following the death of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej last(...)

Thailand’s crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn   joins people during the mourning of his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok late last month. Photograph:  Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Thailand is making preparations for crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to be named as the country’s new king on December 1st. The date will be 50 days s(...)

King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last Thursday at 88 after 70 years rule, expressed in his much-loved person all the contradictions of Thailand. He w(...)

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