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Thailand party accepts king's opposition to Princess Ubolratana PM bid

Thailand party accepts king's opposition to Princess Ubolratana PM bid

World
The party that nominated a Thai princess to run for PM has said it will comply with the king's wishes after he opposed the move.The Thai Raksa Chart party is allied to divisive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.On Friday Thai King Vajiralongkorn denounced as inappropriate his sister Princess Ubolratana Mahidol's unprecedented bid for political power.The candidacy would have broken with the tradition of the Thai royal family publicly staying out of politics.The party said it "complies with the royal command with loyalty to the king and all members of the royal family".It came in response to a palace statement which said such an act would "defy the nation's culture". Thailand: Land of military coups Why Thais said yes to new constitutio...
Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law surprise fans at King's Cross station in London

Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law surprise fans at King's Cross station in London

Entertainment
Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Two of the stars of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald made a surprise appearance this weekend at the King's Cross train station in London. "Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law visited platform 9 ¾ just in time to go #BackToHogwarts!" the Fantastic Beasts Twitter feed said Saturday. The post includes a brief video of the actors greeting their ecstatic fans. TheWrap said Wizarding World of Harry Potter enthusiasts have gathered at the station on Sept. 1 for years, observing it as "Back to Hogwarts" day in honor of when student wizards travel to their fictional boarding school for their new terms in the franchise's books and movies. Co-starring Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Katherine Waterston and Dan Fogler, the Harry Potter prequel Fantast...