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Marriages of the King of Thailand

Marriages of the King of Thailand 4
Marriages of the King of Thailand 4

(Dan Tri) – Before deposing royal concubine Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi for `disloyalty`, King Maha Vajiralongkorn had been married four times and had seven children.

The King of Thailand conferred the title Hoang Quy Phi for the first time in nearly a century

King Maha Vajiralongkorn inherited the throne in 2016 after his father passed away.

Before marrying the current Queen Suthida and being appointed Royal Concubine Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi this year, King Maha Vajiralongkorn had 3 wives and had children with them.

First marriage

King Vajiralongkorn with his first wife Soamsawali Kitiyakara (Photo: Dailymail)

On January 3, 1977, Mr. Vajiralongkorn, then still the crown prince of Thailand, married Princess Soamsawali Kitiyakara.

Princess Soamsawali is Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn’s maternal cousin.

After his daughter was born, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn began dating actress Yuvadhida Polpraserth.

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn filed for divorce with the Family Court in January 1993.

The court ultimately ruled to allow Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to divorce in July 1993.

Second marriage

Marriages of the King of Thailand

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn with his second wife Yuvadhida Polpraserth and 5 children (Photo: Dailymail)

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn and actress Polpraserth held their wedding at the royal palace in February 1994.

After the wedding, Mrs. Polpraserth was renamed Mom Sujarinee Mahidol na Ayudhaya to represent that she was a commoner marrying a member of the royal family.

The marriage initially went smoothly.

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn is said to have posted posters around the palace, accusing her of having an affair with an air force general.

Ms. Polpraserth then moved to the US to live in 2007.

Third marriage

Marriages of the King of Thailand

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and his third wife Srirasmi (Photo: EPA)

On February 10, 2001, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn married for the third time with Ms. Srirasmi Suwadee, who has joined the Thai royal service since 1992. However, this marriage was not announced in public.

The couple has a son together, Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, born on April 29, 2005.

Everything was fine until November 2014 when Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn sent a letter to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, requesting to strip Ms. Suwadee of her royal title, accusing seven of her relatives of committing corruption.

Mrs. Suwadee finally gave up her royal titles and officially divorced the Crown Prince after 13 years of marriage.

4th marriage

Marriages of the King of Thailand

King Vajiralongkorn ordained Queen Suthida (Photo: Dailymail)

After inheriting the throne from his father, King Vajiralongkorn married for the fourth time to Ms. Suthida Tidjai, a former flight attendant.

After 6 years of serving in the military, Ms. Suthida was promoted to general in December 2016 and is the commander of a special unit of King Vajiralongkorn’s bodyguard.

Ms. Suthida was ordained Queen on May 1 at the palace in Bangkok.

Marriages of the King of Thailand

King Vajiralongkorn and Royal Concubine Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi (Photo: Getty)

Two months after marrying Queen Suthida, King Vajiralongkorn ordained Ms. Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi as Royal Highness in a ceremony held on the occasion of the king’s birthday.

Ms. Sineenat is the first person to be awarded the title of Royal Highness in nearly a century in Thailand.

Royal concubine Sineenat was a nurse, trained as a pilot and was a member of the King’s guard.

On October 21, the Thai Royal Family announced that King Vajiralongkorn had revoked the title of Royal Noble Concubine of Ms. Sineenat, due to `disloyalty to the king` and `action to oppose the appointment of Queen Suthida because of ambition.`

In addition to losing her title of Royal Highness, Ms. Sineenat was also stripped of her military rank and all previously awarded medals.

The fate, whereabouts or punishment of the former royal concubine are still unanswered questions for the Thai public.

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