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Thai king strips consort of titles for disloyalty

Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has stripped his royal consort of her rank and titles over disloyalty, just months after her high-profile appointment, the BBC reports.

An official announcement said Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was “ambitious” and had “attempted to elevate herself to the status of the queen.”

“The royal consort’s behaviours were considered disrespectful,” it said.

Sineenat was the first person to be awarded the title of Royal Noble Consort in nearly a century.

She was appointed in July, just two months after the king’s marriage to Queen Suthida, his fourth wife.

Sineenat, who was a major-general, is a trained pilot, nurse and bodyguard.

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