SIAM: Kaiserly Exile

Bundled off from Bangkok into exile last week was His Royal Highness Prince Paribatra, half-brother of King Prajad-hipok and Regent of Siam while His Majesty was in the U. S. having a cataract extracted from his left eye (TIME, April 27-Oct. 26, 1931).

Siamese understood why the King's half-brother was exiled, though there was no official explanation. In the first place His Royal Highness was brought up partly at the German Court of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Prussian military drill built him up robustly to more than average Siamese size. His neck is...

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