BANGKOK — The wife of Thailand’s Crown Prince has resigned her royal title, according to a statement announced in a Royal Gazette late Friday night.
“The King has granted permission to announce that Princess Srirasmi, the wife of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, has informed in a written document that she has resigned from her royal status,” the brief statement says.
Srirasmi married the Crown Prince in 2001, and the couple’s 9-year-old son is considered second in line to the Thai throne.
A strict lese majeste law prohibits media in Thailand from reporting anything that could be deemed critical of the Royal Family. Those found guilty of lese majeste can be punished by up to 15 years in prison under Section 112 of Thailand's Criminal Code.
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