Thailand king Maha Vajiralongkorn takes the title of the ladies’ man of the year as the world grapples with the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to a report by NY Post, the 67 year old Thai ruler has taken over a luxury German hotel to isolate from the coronavirus along with a bevy of 20 women.
King Maha, reportedly booked the entire Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl with “special permission” to break the lockdown in the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He moved in 20 concubines along with a team of servants, reported several tabloids.
The king, widely known as Rama X, planned an even bigger party but 119 members of his entourage were forced to return to Thailand amid fears they had the potentially deadly bug, the report said.
His takeover made local news because hotels in the region have been forced to close to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
But the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl was given special permission to host the king and his entourage because “the guests are a single, homogenous group of people with no fluctuation,” a spokesperson for the local district council said, according to the report.
The king extravagant ways sparked further outrage in his homeland with the hashtag “Why do we need a king?” becoming a trending topic on Twitter. Apparently the King has not stepped foot on Thai soil since February.
King Maha made headlines in May 2019 when he married Suthida Tidjai a former flight attendant and the deputy head of his personal security detail as well as giving her the title of queen, The Sauce reported. He has been married and divorced three times before and has seven children.
His philandering ways further shocked the world when he appointed Niramon Ounprom as his Royal Noble Consort in July 2019. She was the first woman to be a concubine of the King of Thailand in almost a century, because the previous kings were monogamous.
However, in October 2019, King Rama X issued a royal edict stripping her of all her government, military, and noble ranks, positions, and titles, as well as royal decorations, citing her conflict with and disrespectful conduct towards his wife, Queen Suthida.
Vajiralongkorn became constitutional monarch when his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, died in October 2016 after 70 years on the throne.