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Thai palace releases photos of king and newly-anointed royal consort

Thailand's royal palace has released photographs of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his recently anointed consort. Credit: Bureau of the Royal Household

Thailand's royal palace has released photographs of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his recently anointed consort.

Images show the 67-year-old monarch with Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi, in both formal and casual attire.

The anointment came just three months after the King married his fourth wife and current Queen Consort, Suthida Tidjai, on May 1. She was his former bodyguard and the King married her just days before his coronation.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn with Major General Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi, the royal noble consort. Credit: Thailand Royal Office via AP
Major General Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi, the royal noble consort. Credit: Thailand Royal Office via AP

The King's new royal anointment was named Chao Khun Phra Sineenatra Bilasakalayani last month, becoming the first to receive the consort’s title since 1921, during an era of absolute monarchy.

In the newly released photographs of Ms Sineenatra, the 34-year-old can be seen holding hands with the king in army uniform, as well as posing inside a military aircraft.

The newly released photographs were released on the royal family's official website. Credit: Bureau of the Royal Household
The king and his royal consort can be seen holding hands in official military uniform. Credit: Bureau of the Royal Household
Shortly after the photographs were posted online, the website crashed due to high volumes on traffic. Credit: Bureau of the Royal Household

The Thai royal palace released the photographs as “the king ordered the creation of a royal biography for Chao Khun Phra Sineenat Bilaskalayani.”

Shortly after the photographs were posted online, the website crashed due to high volumes on traffic.

The royal consort was seen behind the controls of a plane in one of the photographs. Credit: Bureau of the Royal Household
The royal consort was pictured in full airforce military attire, posing by a Thai military aircraft. Credit: Bureau of the Royal Household

Sineenatra Bilaskalayani, otherwise known as Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, was anointed the title of royal noble consort.

Vajiralongkorn has been married and divorced three times previously and has seven children.