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Rare photos of Thai King`s royal consort released

 International Desk  daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:28 AM, 27 August 2019  

Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, pictured here piloting a fighter jet, was appointed the king`s royal consort in July

Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, pictured here piloting a fighter jet, was appointed the king`s royal consort in July

Thailand’s palace has released rare photographs of the king’s newly anointed royal consort, reportedly causing its website to crash.

The images show Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, 34, piloting a fighter jet, wearing combat fatigues and aiming a weapon on a firing range.

A consort is a title given by a monarch to his or her spouse or companion.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 67, bestowed the title on Sineenat in July, two months after his marriage to the queen. Sineenat is the first woman to hold such a position in almost a century, AFP news agency reports.

Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi taking part in the Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand`s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The website hosting the photos went down after receiving high volumes of traffic, according to Reuters news agency.

Her biography has been published alongside the images.

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn holding a poodle next to royal consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi

In a statement, Thailand's palace said the king had "ordered the creation of a royal biography" for Sineenat, who is a trained pilot, nurse and bodyguard.

Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi (C) pictured with the king (L)

Queen Suthida, a 41-year-old former flight attendant and deputy head of his bodyguard unit, is King Vajiralongkorn's long-term partner and has been seen with him in public for many years.

Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi aims a weapon at a firing range

He ascended to the throne after the death of his father in 2016. - BBC 

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