Royal advantage

5 09 2012

Europeonline reports that yet another royal has seen the advantage of birth lead to an appointment that normally requires years of service and work.

It states: “Thailand’s cabinet on Tuesday approved the appointment of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s eldest granddaughter, Princess Bajrakitiyabha, as ambassador to Austria.” That must be a highly desirable position in Thailand’s diplomatic corps.

The 33 year-old daughter of Prince Vajiralongkorn will reportedly “take up her post in January, after finishing her current job as chairperson of the 21st session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna…”. Obviously, she like Vienna, so this keeps her there.

That she is a princess obviously trumps age and experience in gaining a plum position.


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