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“I wish you all good luck and happiness” – Princess Ubolratana posts on Instagram

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Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, elder sister to the Thai King, has posted a message on her Instagram account this morning thanking Thais for their love and support.

The sister of His Majesty the King posted the message shortly after 6am. His Majesty prohibited her from standing in the upcoming election as a prime ministerial candidate for the Thai Raksa Chart party.

“I would like to thank all of my fellow Thais for the love and kindness towards me. And I would like to thank you all for moral support and for supporting me. Anyway, I would like to thank you all again sincerely.

“I would like to see Thailand move forward and become admired and accepted by the international community. I would like to see all Thais enjoy rights and chances and have well-being and happiness throughout the country. And I would like to thank you all with my love and sincerity. I wish you all good luck and happiness. #ILoveYou,” the Princess posted.

The electoral bolt out of the blue was dropped yesterday morning when the Thai Raksa Chart party nominated her as its sole candidate for prime minister in the upcoming elections.

But at 11pm last night His Majesty issued a nationally televised royal command saying immediate members of the Royal Family traditionally must stay above politics.

Although she abdicated her royal title in 1972 when she married an American, she has become embroiled with royal duties since her divorce and return to Thailand in 2001. Her duties are covered on the Thai Royal TV channel and she usually appears with the rest of the family at important state or significant occasions.

Today’s Instagram post appears to step away from her role as an electoral candidate and the Thai Raksa Chart party enters the election campaign without a candidate for the role of prime minister.

"I wish you all good luck and happiness" - Princess Ubolratana posts on Instagram | News by Thaiger

 

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