There’s trouble in the Thailand palace and the Thai King is not sparing anyone.
Thailand’s King has fired four more palace officials, the latest in a series of high profile public dismissals that include his own royal consort.
According to an official notice from the Thai Royal Household on Tuesday (29.10.19), King Maha Vajiralongkorn dismissed two palace officials for committing adultery and unspecified “violent conduct,” CNN reported.
No details were given of their alleged misconduct, but the statement said the two had been tasked with overseeing the royal palace bedrooms.
They were both stripped of their military ranks of Lieutenant Colonel and royal decorations.
In another palace announcement, two military officers were fired for “lacking awareness of being a royal guard officer” and for behaviour “not being up to the standard of rank and position.”
The dismissals follow a turbulent few weeks at the palace. On October 22, the King stripped his royal consort of her titles, status, and military ranks for being “disloyal,” only three months after she was anointed.
Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, 34, had been bestowed the title of Royal Noble Consort on July 28, the first woman to be given the rank in nearly a century but the palace announcement accused her of trying to obstruct the King’s wife from being crowned queen.
In May, The Sauce reported, the King of Thailand married the deputy head of his personal security detail, and gave her the title of queen. The surprise announcement about his long-time consort came before his elaborate coronation ceremonies. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, became the constitutional monarch after the death of his much-loved father in 2016.