Thailand crown prince strips wife's family of royal name
The Crown Prince of Thailand, Prince Vajiralongkorn, has ordered the government to strip his wife's family of a royal surname, in a move that is thought to be a first step on the way to divorce.
It comes after seven of her close relatives were arrested in a purge of officials allegedly involved in corruption.
Princess Srirasmi Akrapongpreecha is Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn's third wife, and the pair married in 2001.
Jonathan Head reports.
29 Nov 2014
- From the section Asia