Princess Ubolratana, the sole Thai Raksa Chart party candidate for premiership, said on Friday that she wanted to use her rights and freedoms under the Constitution as a commoner.
The Princess, the eldest sister of HM the King, said in “nichax”, her Instagram account, that she had already relinquished her royal status and is now a commoner.
This is her first reaction since the party submitted her name to the Election Commission as required by the Constitution for the upcoming March 24 election.
Her candidacy came as a shock as the Thai monarchy has never been directly involved in politics.
“For the Thai Raksa Chart party to nominate me to be a candidate for prime minister is a display of rights and freedoms and shows that I have no privileges over the Thai public under the current charter,” she said.
Her acts, she wrote, have been done with sincerity, determination and sacrifices to bring the country to prosperity.
She also thanked supporters and said she was grateful for the love she has been shown, adding that she wanted to see people have the right to happiness in the country.