Playboy Thai king shares glamorous pictures of new consort in crop top and combat gear giving a glimpse into their private life
The Royal Thai Household released several photos of Maj. Gen. Sineeat Wongvajirapakdi in a plethora of different settings.
In what can only be described as an uncharacteristic move, Thailand's royal palace has released quite a few candid photographs of King Vajiralongkorn and his newly-anointed royal consort Maj. Gen. Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi.
Images put out by the Royal Thai Household show Wongvajirapakdi, 34, in a range of different settings. In one, she can be seen sporting combat fatigues. In others, she's flying a jet, aiming a gun at a firing range, and wearing a parachute while posing next to a military plane.
A particularly interesting one shows both her and Vajiralongkorn in military fatigues and holding the king's royal poodle, who holds a rank of Air Chief Marshal.
The images appear to emphasize the 34-year-old's distinguished career in the military -- having graduated from Army Nursing College in 2008 and spent time in the military undertaking courses in jungle warfare and piloting, she eventually went on to serve as Vajiralongkorn's bodyguard.
Other snaps highlight the royal and sophisticated side of her and were captured in a more traditional setting.
In one, she's dressed in Thai formal attire and sitting on the floor next to the king -- following Thai tradition which dictates that the ruling king regarded as god-like and must sit higher than everyone else.In another, the pair are wearing casual clothes and seem to be laughing naturally.
The move wouldn't surprise those who have kept a close eye on Vajiralongkorn, who has developed quite the reputation for being a womanizer and quite the eccentric personality.
We previously reported how, on his 67th birthday last month, he had broken what was close to a century-old tradition by making Wongvajirapakdi as his Chao Khun Phra, or 'Royal Noble Consort.'
Wongvajirapakdi was also given four medals, including 'most noble order of the crown of Thailand' and 'most exalted order of the white elephant, special class,' and was praised for her time as a senior officer in the King's bodyguard team, the Ratchawallop Police Retainers.
The ceremony saw the king's fourth wife, Suthida Tidjai, former acting commander of Royal Thai Aide-de-Camp Department, and who he just married on May 1, days before he officially ascended to the throne, sitting next to him throughout the ceremony.
It marked the first time since 1932 that a Thai king has officially practiced polygamy, though the country's strict lese majeste laws ensure that he is protected from criticism from the media, with those found guilty of insulting or defaming the monarchy facing 15 years in prison for each count.