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Thai king dismisses 'disloyal' consort for challenging the queen

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BANGKOK -- Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn stripped his consort of her royal and military titles over what the palace called her disloyal and ungrateful actions.

Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was unsatisfied with her position and exerted pressure on Queen Suthida, according to a royal order issued on Monday. By acting like the queen herself, Sineenat caused confusion and obstructed both the nation and the monarchy, the order said.

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