Happy Birthday HRH Princess Soamsawalee

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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)

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.

Royal cipher of Princess Soamsawalee. (Photo courtesy of the Bureau of the Royal Household)
Royal cipher of Princess Soamsawalee. (Photo courtesy of the Bureau of the Royal Household)

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.

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.

HRH 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.

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.

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