Sineenart stripped of title
King's statement details demotion
His Majesty the King has issued a royal command stripping Chao Khun Phra Sineenart Pilaskalayanee of her royal title, military ranks, and recalling all of her royal decorations, according to an announcement in the Royal Gazette issued yesterday.
The announcement said Chao Khun Phra Sineenart opposed the installation of Her Majesty the Queen upon the occasion of the King's coronation, after Queen Suthida was named the new Queen on May 1 following His Majesty's announcement of their marriage.
According to the announcement yesterday, Chao Khun Phra Sineenart had resisted and pressured in every way to stop the installation of the Queen while trying to persuade His Majesty to make her queen instead.
Even after the coronation, Chao Khun Phra Sineenart was still over-ambitious and tried to find ways to get herself installed as queen, the announcement read. Moreover, she had also disregarded royal authority by issuing orders related to the royal affairs of Their Majesties the King and Queen.
Chao Khun Phra Sineenart
In light of this, in order to curb problems or improper actions that will affect the royal institution and the country, His Majesty the King bestowed the title of Chao Khun Phra Sineenart Pilaskalayanee on Maj Gen Thanpuying Sineenart Wongvajirapakdi on July 28.
His Majesty hoped that this would help reduce pressure and avoid any problems. From then on, His Majesty monitored the behaviour of Chao Khun Phra Sineenart and found that she was not grateful for His Majesty's kindness and failed to behave in a way that was suited to her position, according to the announcement
She was dissatisfied with this title, the announcement added.
She does not understand the royal traditions and showed disrespect to Their Majesties. She also made use of her position by falsely claiming that she acted on behalf of His Majesty, said the announcement.
These actions were tantamount to seeking personal gain and boosting her popularity because she hoped His Majesty would install her as an equal to Her Majesty the Queen, the announcement said.
The actions of Chao Khun Phra Sineenart are disrespectful to His Majesty, show a lack of gratitude and cause divisions among palace personnel, as well as cause misunderstanding among the public. Her actions are tantamount to an attempt to undermine the country and the monarchy, according to the announcement.
Invoking the power under the constitution, the Royal Service Administration Act, the royal decree organising governmental affairs and personnel administration for royal service, and the Military Rank Act, His Majesty the King has dismissed her as a soldier from a royal guard unit, and stripped her of her royal title and military ranks, as well as recalled all of her royal decorations, according to the Royal Gazette announcement.