King of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn is a frequent visitor of Germany, where he owns property on Lake Starnberg.
His trip to the hotel was authorised in spite of the lockdown imposed in Bavaria due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 67,051 people across Germany as at Thursday, according to media reports.
King of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn
The 67-year-old monarch reportedly “isolated” himself at the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in a Bavarian resort in Germany. He is said to be enjoying the company of 20 ladies while his country is in lockdown, Bild reported.
According to the German newspaper, Maha Vajiralongkorn booked all of the room after German officials lifted quarantine regulations on the hotel thereby allowing the king and his retinue to be classified as “a household”.
The king’s extravagant venture did not sit well with Thais.
A large number of Thai citizens have poured out their hearts on Twitter, expressing discontent with the 67-year-old monarch’s trip.
A Thai-language hashtag that could be translated as “Why do we need a king?” has emerged on Twitter – even despite Thailand’s law prohibiting criticism of the monarchy under penalty of up to 15 years in prison.
— PY191 (@PY1914) March 26, 2020
— Jane_Doe (@dearmissjanedoe) March 30, 2020
The king’s trip to Germany comes as the country is experiencing one of the worst coronavirus crises, with 67,051 infected and 650 dead, making the nation the fifth worst-hit country in the world.
In his homeland Thailand, there are 1,651 cases of COVID-19 with 10 fatalities.