He was also prone to maniacal giggling in the night, waking up the rest of the dormitory.

All this being the case, perhaps it should not be too much of a surprise that life did not go entirely smoothly from then on in.

It is His Majesty Maha Vajiralongkorn, King of Thailand since succeeding his father last year.

She was a former waitress and the marriage was kept secret until 2005 when she was elevated to “princess” and Maha declared he was ready to settle down.

Two years later the pair were seen throwing a party for their poodle Foo Foo, the air chief marshal , in which Srirasmi clad only in a G-string was seen eating from the same bowl as the dog.

If the people of Thailand do not approve of the behaviour of my son, then he would either have to change his behaviour or resign from the royal family.”If that was meant as a stark warning, it didn’t work.

Maha’s first wife was his cousin Soamsawali Kitiyakara.

The authorities have ordered Facebook to take the offending video down and attempted to sue.

Facebook itself blocked the footage in the region of Thailand but that was not enough for everyone.Maha himself revealed that he was so pampered he didn’t learn to tie his own shoelaces until he was 12 as that was a task performed for him by flunkeys.The only activity he seemed to enjoy was the combined cadet force, assuming a kind of officer role and bullying his fellow cadets.Even his ascension raised eyebrows because although his father died on October 13 last year, he asked for a delay in becoming monarch until December 1.In the event a regent stood in for him although his reign was retroactively deemed to have begun on the date of his father’s death.Their devotion to their military mutt and the birth of their son Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti was not enough to keep them together, however, and they split among allegations of corruption in her family. Foo Foo also made quite an impression on everyone he met, including US ambassador Ralph Boyce.