SIAM: Demoted

Siamese courtiers wagged their heads sadly. King Rama, they averred, ought never to have gone to Oxford and come home with that newfangled idea of abolishing his harem. The late King Chulalongkorn had had wives a plenty; and he had never had to issue such a decree as King Rama announced in the Siamese Official Gazette last week.

Read scanners of the Gazette: "His Majesty, King Rama VI, when he promoted the present Queen to be Her Majesty was confident that she would carry out her high...

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