The Thai king is leading a very busy life. And we’re not talking about his kingly affairs either.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s harem is very well-known by the general public. They made the news a while ago when he crowned a concubine as his second queen. Recently, one of his favourite concubines has given birth to a new son! The 68-year-old king is certainly adding to his royal family.
Journalist Andrew MacGregor discovered that the concubine and his new born son have been sent to live in Switzerland. This is par for the course for the Thai king. He’s infamous for his harem and its bitter infighting, which once led to his second queen being thrown out of the palace and jailed. At that time, Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was a mere concubine. Many have said that the old king would be furious with his son’s actions if he were still alive.
To illustrate the size of the king’s harem, in addition to Queen Suthida and the second queen Sineenat, there are more than 20 concubines. The king apparently isolated himself with his harem in a German luxury hotel during the pandemic. As such, it was no surprise that they announced a new son. For now, no one knows for sure who the mother is, only that they are one of King Vajiralongkorn’s many concubines.
Some say the pressure is on for Queen Suthida to keep her status. Although she recently celebrated her 2nd anniversary with the king on 1st May, many feel she is threatened by Sineenat who is currently the king’s favourite. The latest addition to the family also does not bode well for her.
However, according to Journalist Andrew MacGregor, Queen Suthida is living in a luxury hotel in Engelberg. Her reaction to the news is not known.