King Maha Vajiralongkorn, the controversial king of Thailand, is currently isolating in a luxury hotel in the Alpine Resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, with 20 women.
The King, who is also known by many as Rama X, is said to have booked out the entire Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl after the hotel received special permission from the district council to accommodate the king and his companions.
The hotel, which is a 4-star hotel, will be hosting the king and a harem of 20 concubines and numerous servants.
It is still unclear if the 4 wives of the king are going to live with him in the hotel.
Hotels and guesthouses in the region were ordered to shut down due to the pandemic, however, the king and his companions were given a special gran.
A local district council said that the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl was an exception because “the guests are a single, homogenous group of people with no fluctuation”.
The news of Vajiralongkorn’s apparent self-isolation in a luxury location was met with anger by the residents of the country.
Many of them risked breaking the country’s lèse-majesté laws by criticizing him on social media.
Under the laws of the country, anyone who is caught criticizing the monarchy can face imprisonment for up to 15 years.
After finding out about the news, residents of the country ranted on Twitter and made the “Why do we need a king?” hashtag viral.
The hashtag appeared 1.2 million times on Twitter in just 24 hours.
Somsak Jeamteerasakul, an activist, who lives in exile in France, posted a number of posts of Facebook and claimed that the kin was flying from Switzerland to various points in Germany from early March out of boredom.
In a post that he made, Somsak said: “[Vajiralongkorn will] let the Thai people worry about the virus. Even Germany is worried about the virus [but] it’s none of his business.”
According to reports, the king of Thailand has not made any public appearances in his home country since the month of February.
The reign of the current king started in the year 2016 after the death of King Bhumibol, the father of the current king.
Since the outbreak, 119 members of the residents of Thailand were sent back to the country as governments all over the world suspected that they had contracted the highly contagious respiratory disease.
As of writing this article, 722,664 people have been infected by the deadly virus.
The deadly coronavirus has caused the deaths of 33,983 people all over the world.