Thai King Rama X – who has been staying in a luxurious German hotel with his ‘sex soldiers’ since the COVID-19 outbreak – has reportedly dodged nearly 3 billion GBP in inheritance tax owed to the state of Bavaria.
The king, 67, also known by his name Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, is often seen in Germany where he owns a plush property on Lake Starnberg in Bavaria.
According to local media, the king lived in the lakeside villa until the death of his father King Bhumibol in 2016 when he received an inheritance sum of 10 billion EUR (9 billion GBP).
The Free State of Bavaria was reportedly entitled to 30 percent in inheritance tax, around 3 billion EUR (2.7 billion GBP), but the king reportedly knew that there are exceptions for diplomats in special circumstances.
King Rama X was not considered a diplomat in Bavaria while his home was undeniable a private residence, however, to get around the fact, he reportedly attached a sign next to the doorbell that identified the villa as a Thai embassy.
In addition, the king included two telephone numbers as a contact option for the ‘embassy’ which were not reachable, according to reports.
Local media said that he knew the ploy would not work forever which is why he moved into the luxury hotel with his entourage.
During the pandemic, the four-star Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in the fashionable winter sports resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen was given special permission to stay open because the king and his entourage were classified in the same way as a single household.
That meant that the hotel could be reclassified as a residential home and not a hotel for the purposes of the 67-year-old monarch’s stay.
Rama X and his entourage, which includes around 20 beauties dubbed his ‘sex soldiers’ by local media, currently occupy the hotel’s entire fourth floor.
Since then, he is considered a ‘hotel guest’ and free from German inheritance tax laws, according to reports.
Several MPs in the Bavarian state parliament have raised the matter of the king’s alleged tax evasion, however, while the authorities admitted that the Thai king was subject to tax, they see no “need for legislative action”, according to local media.
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