SIAM: Promoted

Rama VI, King of Siam, having issued a decree "demoting" his childless Queen (TIME, Oct. 26), blazoned another edict in the Siamese Official Gazette last week, and "promoted" handsome Chao Chom Suvadena to that rank.

Chao Chom Suvadena last year visited the Malay States, Singapore and Penang in the royal entourage. The official proclamation of her "promotion" contained a reference to the fact that she is soon expected to give birth to an heir.

Students of Siamese affairs, recalling that it has been 33 years since the last child was born in the Siamese...

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