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Royal Family rocked by coronavirus HORROR as Thailand King is rushed to hospital for test

The King was secretly taken to Bangkok Hospital at 2AM local time after one of his body guards tested positive for COVID-19. No details have been confirmed over whether King Vajiralongkorn contracted the virus, but speculation began after he was spotted in Thailand. The king also faces renewed anger from protesters after they demanded Germany investigate the monarch over his reign.

King Vajiralongkorn’s bodyguard is believed to have contracted the virus after flying to Thailand.

German newspaper Bild reported the shock hospital stay for the monarch, and claimed medical staff were ordered to keep his stay a secret.

They also claimed the monarch’s entourage, which includes his wife Queen Suthida, have not quarantined or self-isolated following the scare.

King Vajiralongkorn was covered by Bild as he spends much of his time in Germany, and Thailand laws hold someone in breach of defamation laws can spend up to 15 years in prison for insulting the monarchy.

King Vajiralongkorn returned to Thailand recently to mark the fourth anniversary of his father King Bhumibol’s death.

The monarch has come under fire for his eccentric and jet-setting lifestyle.

Reports from earlier this year held he booked out the entire fourth floor of a Bavarian hotel, including a “pleasure room.”

The King was “isolating” in the hotel after it was given “special permission” to stay open because the party was classed as a “single household” amid the pandemic.

The monarch has also spent much of his childhood outside of Thailand, going to school in England when he was 13 to 17.

King Vajiralongkorn has been married four times and has 20 mistresses, and owns assets worth $43 billion.

He also broke up with his mistress Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi of the Royal Guard last year, stripping her of her military ranks after accusing her of being “disloyal”.

His long-term stays in Germany have also led to many in Thailand becoming dissatisfied with his rule.

Thailand has seen months-long pro-democracy protests against King Vajiralongkorn, in an unprecedented attack on the country’s monarchy.

The protesters are demanding huge reforms to the monarchy, as well as the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha.

Members of the country’s Royal Family were confronted by protesters in Bangkok earlier this month, after the royals were spotted travelling in a motorcade at the time.

One car contained Royal Family members Queen Suthida and Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, with another reported to be carrying the king himself.

Recently the protesters have focused their protesters to the Germany embassy in Thailand, urging Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to investigate the King.

Protesters said in a statement it would submit a letter to the embassy to ask whether the king had used his powers from there, which they argue would be a violation of Germany’s territorial sovereignty

It read: “This request is aimed at bringing Thailand back to the real constitutional monarchy.”

Reports claim the German government are receptive to the protesters demands, and may begin investigating soon.


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