Royal honour sees Leicester City chairman change surname
Leicester City's Thai owners have a new surname after being granted a royal honour in their homeland.
King Bhumibol of Thailand has bestowed the family name of Srivaddhanaprabha on Mr Vichai Raksriaksorn, the group chairman of the King Power Group of Companies in Thailand and owner of Leicester City.
The family name granted by the King was published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette.
"It is our family's greatest honour to receive this royally granted surname," Mr Vichai said.
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"The name Srivaddhanaprabha conveys positive attributes to the industry and brings in prosperity to our family.
"We have now officially changed our surname since it was published in the Royal Gazette," added the City chairman.
In Thailand, royally-granted family names have been bestowed since the reign of King Vajiravudh in the early 20th century.
It is a tradition of the King to grant surnames to members of the royal family, government officers and private citizens who have contributed significantly to the good of the country.