Prime minister kneels in front of princess, sparks reactions
Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (L) shows her respect to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during the royal party to celebrate the 84th birthday of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Government house in Bangkok December 7, 2011. REUTERS Photo
Photos of Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra kneeling in front of Thailand's princess caused heated debate worldwide, Hürriyet reported.
The photos taken at the king's birthday show the prime minister almost lying down on the floor to show respect to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn as the latter bent forth to speak.
minister, the head of government in the constitutional monarchy, was
photographed crouching in front of the princess, with her hands, knees and body
touching the floor.
The photos were sent by the Thai government to agencies worldwide.