Royal family

Kingdom of fear (and favour)

Pavin Chachavalpongpun: Vajiralongkorn has been ruthless in consolidating his position within Thailand's ruling elite.

Not so Happy Birthdays

With two significant royal celebrations in mid-2012, Prince Vajiralongkorn’s 60th birthday was also a reminder of the fact the he too is no longer a young man.

Thaksin and the palace

Thaksin has a track record of indestructibility. It makes sense that in the difficult years to come the palace will want him on their side.