Thailand’s palace website crashes after releasing photos of King’s consort
28 August 2019 | 3:42 pm
Thailand's palace website crashed on Monday after it released unprecedented pictures of the king's consort in a fighter jet, wearing a crop top and dressed in combat fatigues with him and the royal poodle.
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