The king an international headline

29 03 2020

King Vajiralongkorn’s choice of a whole luxury hotel in Germany during the virus scare is now an international headline. Here’s a selection:

New York Times, “Rich Europeans Flee Virus for 2nd Homes, Spreading Fear and Fury” The king’s not European but gets a mention:

Hotels in Germany have been ordered to close. But the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl, in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, got special permission to stay open for one guest and his entire entourage: King … Vajiralongkorn … of Thailand. A frequent visitor to Bavaria, the king also owns a lakeside villa in Tutzing, southwest of Munich.

Tatler, “Thailand protests as King takes holiday during pandemic

eTurbo News, “Long Live the King of Thailand in Bavaria with his Harem of 20 Beautiful Ladies

Digi24, “Regele Thailandei s-a izolat alături de 20 de femei. A închiriat în Germania un hotel întreg pentru haremul său

Aftenposten, “Murring mot monark: Kongen bor på hotell utenlands under pandemien

The Independent, “Coronavirus: Thai king self-isolates in Alpine hotel with harem of 20 women amid pandemic

Mail Online, “King of Thailand self-isolates from coronavirus by hiring out entire luxury German hotel for him and his entourage including a harem of 20 concubines




2 responses

29 03 2020
Ben Guy-Williams

Someone raised the question – why do Thai’s need this King?
I await answers from those clever people who know.

14 04 2020
Thailand’s Kibosh | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] they “stand ready to help to support their work…”. Standing ready overseas in a pleasure palace probably paid for by the […]

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