King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as Rama X, has apparently booked a luxury hotel in Germany to self-isolate during the pandemic.
However it’s not exactly… ‘self’-isolating.
He’s booked out the entire hotel to bring not only his entourage but also his harem which includes up to 20 concubines.
If you’re not sure what a ‘concubine’ is, it’s like a mistress and they’re quite common in polygamous societies where men can take multiple wives and partners.
Concubines are generally regarded of lower status than the wife.
The king has a second home in Germany that they’ve decided to stay in, not having returned home since February,
Probably a good choice considering Thailand has recorded 1,388 cases as of today.