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Thai king reinstates consort along with full titles and rank

Palace turnabout comes amid unprecedented debate over the monarchy

Thailand's Royal Noble Consort Sineenat has been completely rehabilitated and reunited with King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Germany.    © Thailand's Royal Office/AFP/Jiji

BANGKOK -- After spending time out of the public eye, Sineenat "Koi" Wongvajirapakdi has been rehabilitated and reinstated as royal noble consort to King Maha Vajiralongkorn, royal officials announced on Wednesday.

Sineenat's royal titles and military rank have been restored. An order stating that she was blameless for past actions was signed by the king on Aug. 28. He also ordered that she be treated as if her title and ranks had never been rescinded. 

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