Chakriwat Vivacharawongse suffers from neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic condition where tumours grow throughout the nervous system, including inside the brain and spinal cord. Is Thailand's monarchy next? This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, Sat, Dec 6, 2008, 00:00. Other symptoms include, headaches, amnesia, seizures, muscle weakness and cataracts. Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has married the deputy head of his personal security detail in a surprise wedding and given her the title Queen Suthida, just days before his official coronation. But in September this year her rank and military decorations were restored and it was declared that she 'is not tarnished. It is not clear whether any of Vivacharawongse's tumours are cancerous as chemotherapy can also be used to treat the benign tumours caused by neurofibromatosis. or redistributed. Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti is the Thai king’s only recognised son. Tier Four Ghost Town: London lies eerily deserted with Tube carriages empty and bars and restaurants... Another recession seems inevitable: Former Chancellor NORMAN LAMONT argues that Britain cannot avoid the... Look who's back! Vivacharawongse, who says he became a doctor because he was inspired to learn as much as possible about his genetic condition, regularly posts health advice to a Facebook page of 62,000 followers. Crowned King Rama X in May last year, the father-of-seven has been luxuriating with a harem of women at a German alpine retreat during the pandemic while his country protests his reign and his son undergoes chemotherapy. Thailand is marking 70 years since King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the word's longest reigning monarch, ascended the throne aged just 18 after his brother was shot dead in mysterious circumstances. Sign up here. Back home, Thai residents appear to be unamused by the king’s European exploits. Other hotels in the region have been ordered to close during the coronavirus outbreak. Published: 08:20, 7 October 2020 | Updated: 17:14, 7 October 2020. Clifford Coonan . Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. The aspiring actress Sujarinee met the prince as a teenager and was his mistress for 15 years before becoming the second of his four wives. 'I expected that while I was being treated, to still provide the same medical information and knowledge. Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who has been vacationing in Germany this month, is now reportedly self-isolating in a luxury hotel there with an entourage of 20 concubines and servants, reports say. Most people with neurofibromatosis type 2, which Vivacharawongse suffers from, will experience hearing loss in their lifetime. He is the founder and CEO of Chakriwat Medical Information Center which aims to 'bring awareness to common medical ailments through clinical vignettes.'. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! Insulting the monarchy is a crime, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Market data provided by Factset. The King's 'sex soldiers' are said to be assembled as a military unit called the SAS, like Britain's special forces - with the same motto, 'who dares wins', the paper said. The king’s reputation is closely managed by a trusted inner core of close advisors and he is often represented performing royal duties or charity in the Thai official royal press. She lost contact with her son Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, heir to the throne, and her elderly parents got two and a half years in prison. On Wednesday, a second statement said King Bhumibol’s condition has “overall not yet stabilised”. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. The family resettled in the United States after the crown prince stripped his wife and young sons of their royal titles. There has been no public announcement of the ailing, 87-year-old king’s condition. Legal Statement. Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn with Major General Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi, the royal noble consort. Redirecting to /politics/thailand-king-health-crisis Picture: THAILAND'S ROYAL OFFICE / AFP. 'Chemo will destroy the cells in the tumour but at the same time, chemo destroys the body's good cells too.'. Revellers in towns and cities that can still enjoy a drink under Tier 2 rules... Anti-lockdown protest leader gets £10,000 fine and three demonstrators are charged with assaulting emergency... 'It's the trolley police all over again!' But across the world in New York, the exiled son of Thailand's 68-year-old king is battling a life-threatening disease without receiving a penny of the monarch's £25 billion wealth. Vajiralongkorn has since remarried twice and scandalised the world by taking a concubine. A local official told Bild that the king’s entourage was approved for their stay at the four-star property because “the guests are a single, homogenous group of people with no fluctuation.”. There were rumours in stock market trading rooms outside Thailand, leading to the dumping of Thai stocks for two days now. The king stripped his former consort of all royal titles and decorations, as well as status in the royal guard and military ranks. The Thai king's health is a controversial topic and reporters generally do not speculate about it for fear of prosecution. Old twinkle toes Bill Bailey lifts our spirits: JAN MOIR's view from the sofa of the... 'This is for the dancing dads!' The so-called Lese-Majeste law makes it a crime to defame, insult or threaten the king, queen, heir to the throne or regent. After the death of King Bhumibol, political activity was paused during a … Hundreds of Thais have wept and chanted prayers alongside portraits of … Thailand's well-wishers are praying for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who is in an "unstable" condition in hospital according to the palace. Chakriwat Vivacharawongse is being treated for neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic condition where tumours grow throughout the nervous system, including inside the brain and spinal cord, Chakriwat Vivacharawongse (left) with his brothers Juthavachara, Vacharaesorn, Vatchrawee, and his younger sister Sirivannavari, and their parents the Princess Sujarinee and Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. A hashtag translating to “Why do we need a king?” has been attached to more than a million posts on Twitter, The Independent reports. In 2007, footage emerged of Princess Srirasmi topless and singing happy birthday to the king's pet poodle as the monarch watched on. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Not the modern BBC. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. The pair divorced in 2014 which led to eight of her relatives being arrested, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida appear on the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall of the Grand Palace as they grant a public audience on the final day of his royal coronation in Bangkok on May 6, 2019, Vajiralongkorn's first wife - Princess Soamsawali (right) - was the only other royal he ever married, being his first cousin on his mother's side. Sons: Juthavachara Vivacharawongse, born in August 1979; Vacharaesorn Mahidol, born in May 1981; Chakriwat Vivacharawongse, born in February 1983; and Vatcharawee Mahidol, born in June 1985. Professor Lockdown Neil Ferguson who broke the rules to see his lover has key role in Boris... Heathrow chaos as hundreds try to cram onto last flight to Dublin before Covid travel ban kicks in as France... Now there's no Christmas dinner either! The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. The brothers accused King Rama X of 'trying to erase the memories of us,' when he was crown prince. On 1 May 2019, three days before his coronation, Vajiralongkorn married Suthida Tidjai, former Aide-de-Camp to the king. Market data provided by Factset. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Select from premium Beloved Thai King Dies After Long Illness of the highest quality. A Thai woman holds a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej as she prays for his health. Revellers in towns and cities that can still enjoy a drink under Tier 2 rules hit the pubs and bars as rest of the country are plunged into tougher Covid restrictions, How binge watching in lockdown changed our shopping habits: Sales boost for chess sets thanks to The Queen's Gambit, and berets as seen in Emily In Paris... but suitcases are out, The COVID-19 VACCINE: Protecting YOU and the rest of the UK, Crowds flock to stores in West Sussex town of Horsham in Tier 2 - just four miles from border of Tier 4 Surrey - while Northamptonshire shopping centre next to Tier 4 Bedfordshire is packed with Xmas shoppers, Make space in the freezer! Royal palace issues rare statement raising fears for the health of King Bhumibol, the world's longest reigning monarch. Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. It is unclear if his fourth wife is in isolation with him. 'Our father had never loved or treated our mother as his wife,' the letter said. Three months later she was stripped of her titles for disrespecting Queen Suthida and disloyalty to the king. He is the fifth son, youngest child and the heir to the throne. It also claims that Vajiralongkorn sent private detectives to follow them. There is no word on how long he intends to stay, but he is known to have flown back to Thailand from Munich Airport at least once, and was seen inspecting protective gear in Bangkok earlier this month. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. The brothers claimed that some of their mother's friends in Thailand were jailed for refusing to corroborate false allegations by the prince, that she had stolen jewellery and had an affair. The hotel received special permission from local authorities to open for the king and his entourage of 20 women, The Times of London reported.

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