The favorite of the King of Thailand, Mahi Vachiralongkorn Rama X, was accused of violating the chain of command and stripped of her title. This is reported by the Khaosod English edition.
According to the official statement of the royal palace, Sininat Wongwajirapakdi tried to prevent the coronation of the wife of the monarch Sutkhida and herself pointed to her place. In addition, she abused her influence at court and participated in some activities without permission.
In July, Sininat was given the title of noble royal consort, which had not been used for about 100 years. As it turned out, in this way the king hoped to satisfy her ambitions and resolve the brewing conflict with his wife. When the plan did not work, the favorite fell into disgrace.
In an official statement, her actions are called a manifestation of disloyalty and ingratitude.
“They led to discord among the royal servants and misunderstanding among the public,” the document says. "This is tantamount to an act of sabotage against the country and the institution of the monarchy."
In addition to the title of noble royal consort, the rank of major general and all military awards were taken away from Sininat.
Maha Wachiralongkorn has been married four times. In 1977, the future king married his cousin Princess Mom Luang Soamsawali Kitiyakara. Three years later, they broke up, but the divorce was officially formalized only in 1993. By that time, the prince was living with his mistress, the actress Yuvadhida Polpraset. In 1994, they registered a marriage, and two years later, the actress fled to the UK.
The prince explained the gap by the fact that his wife cheated on him with the 60-year-old Air Marshal of Thailand Anand Rotsamkhan. He appointed his miniature poodle Fu Fu as the new air marshal and found a third wife, a commoner Srirasmi Akharaphongpichu. In May 2014, photos were leaked to the press showing Srirasmi, dressed only in thongs, feeding Fu Fu a birthday cake. A few months later, she lost her title due to allegations of corruption, and the poodle died.
The fourth and final marriage took place in May 2019. The 66-year-old king married 40-year-old Suthida Tijay, a former flight attendant who headed his personal security. The disgraced favorite of Sininat Wongwajirapakdi is seven years younger than Suthida. She also served in the king's guard.