In monarchist Thailand, does money now trump a royal title?

Former Princess Srirasmi Suwadee became a commoner last weekend as part of her divorce from the heir to the Thai throne. For more minor royals, a title that once offered social capital and access is being edged out by the glamour and power of a monied elite.

By , Staff Writer

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What’s in a title? In the ranks of Thailand’s royal family, one of the last still standing in Asia, the answer is everything – and nothing.