Flying a jet and firing a gun: Thailand releases rare photos of King’s royal consort

(CNN)Thailand’s royal palace has released candid photographs of the king’s newly-anointed consort, offering a rare and intimate window into the lives of the Thai royals. In one shot, Sineenat and Vajiralongkorn are wearing military fatigues and holding the King’s royal poodle. In another, the two are wearing casual clothes and laughing naturally. The images received so much interest that the Thai palace’s website crashed following their release, due to the volume of traffic, Reuters reported. A biography released with the images said Sineenat was born in the northern Thai province of Nan on January 26, 1985. She graduated from Army Nursing College in 2008 and spent time in the military undertaking courses in jungle warfare and piloting, according to state …