Happy Birthday HRH Princess Soamsawalee

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HRH Princess Soamsawalee of Thailand was born on July 13, 1957 at Guy’s Hospital in London, United Kingdom. She is the eldest child of Mom Rajawongse Adulyakit Kitiyakara (her father was an elder brother of Queen Sirikit of Thailand) and Thanpuying Bandhu Savali Kitiyakara (Princess Bandhu Savali Yugala). She also has one younger sister, Mom Luang Sarali Kitiyakara, born April 8, 1966.

HRH Soamsawalee is a member of Thai Royal Family, and is the former wife of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. She was titled “the Princess Mother of the King’s First Grandchild” in 1991.

Royal cipher of Princess Soamsawalee.Royal cipher of Princess Soamsawalee.

Her father was the second child of Prince Nakkhatra Mangkala Kitiyakara, the Prince of Chantaburi II and Mom Luang Bua Sanidvongs. Her mother was daughter of Prince Bhanubandhu Yugala and Mom Luang Soiraya Sanidvongs.

She first attended the primary level at Chitralada School, then moved to Chiang Mai with her father when he was a judge at the Chiang Mai Court. She moved to study at Regina Coeli College, the all-girls academy in Chiang Mai in 1967.

Princess Soamsawalee has been performing many functions on behalf of the Royal household. She has shown keen interests in public health and social welfare.

The following Thai Red Cross Society programs are officially under her patronage: The “Reducing AIDS Infection from Mother to New-Born Baby” Program; Medical Funding for AIDS patients; Funding for Reducing AIDS infection from Mother to the New-Born Baby; Milk funds for infants under the “Reduce AIDS effects from Mother to the New-Born Baby” Program; The Foundation of Professor Dr. Mom Rajawongse Galyanakit Kitiyakara; The Program of Life Giving to the Parents of AIDS-infected Babies; Funds for Cancer Treatment in Children; The Princess Pa Foundation

Pattaya Mail joins the people of Thailand to humbly wish Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawalee a very Happy Birthday Friday, July 13.  (Photo courtesy of the Bureau of the Royal Household)Pattaya Mail joins the people of Thailand to humbly wish Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawalee a very Happy Birthday Friday, July 13.  (Photo courtesy of the Bureau of the Royal Household)

Her titles since her birth to present:

* The Honorable Soamsawalee Kitiyakara: July 13, 1957 – January 3, 1977

* Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawalee, Consort of the Crown Prince: January 3, 1977 – 12 August 12, 1991

* Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawalee: August 12, 1991 – present

This past year, on August 15, 2011, HRH Princess Soamsawalee opened a charity walk-a-thon at Central Festival Pattaya Beach to raise money for cervical cancer research.

HRH Princess Soamsawalee also cut the ribbon to open the cervical cancer protection exhibition and visited the show before taking photographs with organizers and sponsors.

HRH Princess Soamsawalee, through her office, also is very active in relief efforts throughout Thailand.

HRH Princess Soamsawalee cuts the ribbon to open a cervical cancer protection exhibition at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.HRH Princess Soamsawalee cuts the ribbon to open a cervical cancer protection exhibition at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.

HRH Princess Soamsawalee graciously helps an elderly patient.HRH Princess Soamsawalee graciously helps an elderly patient.