'Political earthquake' as Thai princess runs for PM against military junta


Who would dare campaign against the king’s sister? […] She is a definite threat for Prayut because she holds much more legitimacy to Thais than does a coup leader.
— Paul Chambers on Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Varnavadi of Thailand

This is incredibly interesting. Generally royals — including those who renounce their titles — avoid politics. To see one enter the polical race in Thailand shows just how dire the situation is.