The eldest daughter of King Vajiralongkorn reportedly collapsed on Wednesday as she was training her dogs in the north-east of Bangkok.

Princess Bajrakitiyabha old was taken to a nearby hospital and then taken to Bangkok via helicopter where she was treated. It was added that the 44-year-old princess allegedly had a heart condition but is now in stable to a certain extent per a statement from the palace, BBC reported.

The medical bulletins released by the royal palace are known to be cryptic and vague, a reason why the true state of health of Bajrakitiyabha is difficult to gauge. The release mentioned nothing about her state of health for now although some believe that the condition of the 44-year-old is more serious than what has been said.

Bajrakitiyabha is the eldest daughter of Vajiralongkorn from his first wife, Princess Soamsawali. She has been part of her father's innermost circle since he succeeded King Bhumibol in 2016 and has been made a senior officer in the king's guard.

The 44-year-old is also the most visibly accomplished of the inner circle. Bajrakitiyabha holds post-graduate degrees in law from two US universities.

This developed as most anticipated who King Vajiralongkorn would be naming as the heir to the throne. Most anticipate that Bajrakitiyabha is the likely one to succeed her father, the most suitable successor.

Vajiralongkorn succeeded to the throne in 2016 after the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who had reigned since 1946.

Bajrakitiyabha, one of three children, is eligible for the throne under a 1924 Palace Law of Succession.

The 44-year-old is known as a fitness enthusiast and has a long record of advocating penal reform in Thailand. She is especially vocal for female prisoners, of which Thailand has one of the world's highest populations. Bajrakitiyabha was also Thailand’s ambassador to Austria from 2012 to 2014.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand
Portrait of the King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand (artist: Dinhin Rakpong-Asoke). Dinhin Rakpong-Asoke/Flickr

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