Thai king strips 34-year-old concubine of all her royal consort titles over 'disloyalty to the king'

Mail Online | 10/21/2019 | Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline
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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his 34-year-old consort of all titles, less than three months after she was bestowed with the position in a bizarre kneeling ceremony.

Former army nurse Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was dismissed from the rank of 'Chao Khun Phra' for 'disloyalty to the king,' the Royal Gazette said, as well as 'acting against the appointment of the Queen (Suthida)... for her own ambitions.'

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King Vajiralongkorn had made the woman his consort in a ceremony attended by his new wife in August, marking the first time the country's modern monarchy has publicly admitted to polygamy.

And the August ceremony was less than three months after he married another royal consort - Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya, who had been a Thai Airways flight attendant.

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He poured ceremonial water over Ms Sineenat's head to officially anoint her a concubine during a televised service on Sunday.

During the service she lay on the floor to remain lower than the King's feet, in accordance Thai royal tradition.

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The move marked the first time a Thai king has publicly had more than one partner since an absolute monarch ruled the country in 1932.

Major General Sineenat was also given four medals, such as 'most noble order of the crown of Thailand' and 'most exalted order of the white elephant, special class', as well as being lauded for her time as a senior officer in the King's bodyguard team the Ratchawallop Police Retainers.

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Ms Sineenat, who is known as...
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