The daughter of the King of Thailand is being treated at a Bangkok hospital after collapsing with heart problems while walking her dogs.
Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendira Debyavati, 44, the eldest daughter of King Vajiralongkorn, was flown to a hospital in the Thai capital on Wednesday evening. The sun reports.
The palace described her condition as “stable to some extent” yesterday.
However, some reports suggest her condition is far more serious than the palace is letting on.
She was training her dogs at a working dog championship organized by the army in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima when she collapsed.
Paramedics took her to a local hospital before a helicopter took her to the Chulalongkorn health facility in Bangkok.
The palace said on Thursday that she was still being treated there.
The fitness enthusiast is widely regarded as the most suitable successor to her father, who turned 70 this year.
According to the BBC’s Jonathan Head in Bangkok, medical announcements by the Thai royal family are usually vague and cryptic, making it difficult to assess the seriousness of her condition.
The Thai Red Cross Society has opened a station where people can sign “blessings” for the princess’ recovery.
Bajrakitiyabha is the daughter of the king’s first wife, Princess Soamsawali. The couple divorced in 1991.
The princess has been part of her father’s inner circle since his accession to the throne in 2016 and is a senior officer in the king’s personal guard.
She has postgraduate law degrees from two US universities and has long called for prison reform in Thailand.
She was also the Thai Ambassador to Austria from 2012 to 2014.
The king has yet to formally designate his heir.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and is reproduced with permission
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