Ex-princess bows to king's command, says she won't run for prime minister in Thailand

Barely 24 hours after she shocked the country by announcing she was running for prime minister, Thailand’s former Princess Ubolratana Mahidol dropped out of the race on Saturday following the objection of her brother, the king.

A statement from Ubolratana’s party, Thai Raksa Chart, said it had accepted King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s royal command prohibiting his elder sister from running.

Advertisement > "The Thai Raksa Chart party would like to comply with the royal command, with full loyalty to His Majesty and all royal members," the statement read.

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