accrued over 1.2 million tweets, according to the Times. 'The concubines make a big gamble - with the hope of winning big. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Insulting the monarchy is a crime, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The new king, a cycling and aviation enthusiast, is a more remote figure to the public, having spent much of his time abroad, particularly in Germany. Inside Thai king's insane life with 20 mistresses, a official royal consort and a wife. As usual, the paper has a long headline: Thai King Rama X’s son lives a life of ‘loneliness and rejection’ in German villa while his father spends lockdown with harem of 20 army ‘sex soldiers’ in nearby hotel. The huge blaze broke out overnight at the port of Ancona. A cycling and aviation enthusiast who spends much of his time abroad in Germany, Vajiralongkorn was crowned in May in an elaborate three-day ceremony that Sineenat participated in. When a photo of the king was posted on Facebook he threatened to sue the company , saying the images were insulting. Dozens of fires are burning out of control throughout Northern California as fire resources are spread thin, Students use their mobile phones as flashlights at an anti-government rally at Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom. News of his apparent self-isolation in Germany was met with anger by thousands of Thai people who condemned their leader online under the slogan 'Why do we need a king?'. The King can be seen in a pair of leggings and a cycling jacket while wearing a helmet and sunglasses as he peddled with some of his concubine to Unterammergau, The Grand Hotel where the king is staying has seen most tourists stay away and the hotel's website says it is 'currently unavailable for bookings' because of the coronavirus pandemic, without mentioning its long-term guests. King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s lavish lifestyle, mostly enjoyed in Germany, colourful personal history and volatile reputation have made him a figure of fear in some quarters and ridicule in others. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as Rama X, … The royal, who regularly visits Bavaria, was unhurt. A kneeling servant adjusted the King's cycling trousers and positioned the bike ready for ascent, Bild said. … Thailand has seen near-daily protests in recent weeks by students demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Members of the Kayapo tribe block the BR163 highway during a protest outside Novo Progresso in Para state, Brazil. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Schulze's office told Bild they had not received an answer to their question. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, known as Rama X, entered the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in the fashionable winter sports resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. A pair of teenagers are suspected to have shot the King of Thailand with an air pistol, German authorities said. 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The two teenagers – aged 14 and 13 – had reportedly taken aim at the monarch from a garden and also shot at his car with airsoft guns as it moved past them. A pair of teenagers are suspected to have shot the King of Thailand with an air pistol, German authorities said. 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. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. They were flanked by several Mercedes buses and a limousine as they made their way to the Pürsching car park in Unterammergau, a bike ride that takes around two hours. The man who saves our locks when the salons shut: He's the hairdresser who has celebrities fighting for... Asda apologises after online shoppers were left without their turkeys in food deliveries just days before... Grooviest of daddios! It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. But the student-led protesters - inspired by last year's pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong - have not been cowed. ... Thai King shot at with air pistol in Germany . The Thai monarch spent many years residing in Germany. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Omnion Cultural fights for the independence of Catalonia, The Moria refugee camp, two days after Greece's biggest migrant camp, was destroyed by fire. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. The new king, a cycling and aviation enthusiast, ... particularly in Germany. The hotel says it is not accepting bookings during the pandemic, but has the King and his entourage staying on the fourth floor. A woman wearing a blue helmet pedals alongside him while two other cyclists trail behind. King Vajiralongkorn, 64, took to the throne in December following the October 2016 death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who had reigned for seven decades. King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand is reportedly staying in a four-star hotel in the Bavarian Alps while most of Germany's hotels remain closed to tourists during the coronavirus outbreak. Early humans may have survived harsh winters more than 400,000 years ago by HIBERNATING, fossil experts... Can YOU finish the lyrics to these popular Christmas carols? The 14-year-old boy, who has not been named, is being investigating by authorities for attempted grievous bodily harm. Walter the Hungarian Vizsla survives 150ft fall off cliff and is back home 24 hours after... Why we'll NEVER stop believing in The Secret: Millions bought the original life-changing book. The 13-year-old is too young to be investigated. He lives in the Bavarian Alps. 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For those who wonder what the king of Thailand is doing while “isolating” in Germany and ignoring the country where he reigns, The Daily Mail has some details: The King of Thailand swapped his royal attire for cycling gear as he took his harem out for a bike ride near a luxury German hotel – where he has converted an entire floor into a ‘pleasure palace’. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. So why does the Thai King reside in Germany? 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. 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The King of Thailand swapped his royal attire for cycling gear as he took his harem out for a bike ride near a luxury German hotel - where he has converted an entire floor into a 'pleasure palace'. Following reports that the king had fled to Bavaria, a Thai hashtag translating to "Why do we need a king?" The king's household said they had no interest in charges being brought in the case, prosecutors said. An official at the palace in Bangkok said they were unaware of the incident. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Katharina Schulze, parliamentary group leader of the Greens, asked the Bavarian government to explain why the King has been allowed to stay in the country amid the coronavirus lockdown, especially given that his trip is unrelated to business matters. Vajiralongkorn, also known as Rama X, can be seen in a pair of leggings and a cycling jacket while wearing a helmet and sunglasses - a stark contrast to his usual royal attire. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. The king has also returned from Germany. His coronations is likely to take place later this year. Paraic O'Brien Correspondent While the king is back in Thailand for now, he normally lives in Germany. While the King is back in Thailand for no, he normally lives in Germany. 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!' In this hilarious dispatch from the frontline of modern romance, top comedian and mother of two SHAPPI... Thailands umstrittener König in Bayern: Der THAI hat FREI! 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