Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Royal Profile: 21 Facts about Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand

  1. Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand was born 4 July 1957, as the youngest daughter of King Bhumibol Aduladej & Queen Sirikit of Thailand.
  2. She studied chemistry at Kasetsart University, earning a 1st Class Honours bachelor's degree in 1979.
  3. She also earned a doctoral degree in Science from Mahiold University in 1985. 
  4. Since earning her degree, she has served as President of the Chulbhorn Research Institute
  5. She was  awarded the UNESCO Einstein Medal {Source}
  6. Princess Chulabhorn was the first Asian to be invited to join the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK as an Honorary Fellow in 1986 {Source}.
  7. In 1982, she married a Royal Thai Air Fource Air Vice Marshal, Virayudh Tishyasarian. 
  8. Traditionally, she would've lost her Royal Status upon her marriage due to marrying a man of lesser position, but she was granted special permissions by her father to keep her rank as Princess.\
  9. Together, they have two daughters:
    1. Princess Sirbhachudhabhorn (1982)
    2. Princess Adityadhornkitikhun (1984)
  10. Their marriage eventually ended in divorce, and she is reportedly now in a relationship with a doctor and professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, where the Princess has a specialization in epileptology. 
  11. They often appear together in public, both at home and abroad, but no public or official engagement has been announced.
  12. She shares a birthday with Queen Sonja of Norway  (1937)
  13. She shares a birthday with Prince Michael of Kent (1942)
  14. She shares a birthday with Princess Rayet bint Al Hashim of Jordan (2008)
  15. Her astrological sign is cancer.
  16. She is a sister to:
    1. Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya of Thailand (1961)
    2. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Rama X (1952)
    3. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (1955)
  17. She has the following former and current siblings-in-law:
    1. Peter Ladd Jensen (1981-1998, div)
  18. Her nieces are:
    1. Khun Ploypailin Mahidol Jensen
    2. Khun Sirikitiya Jensen
    3. Princess Bajrakitiyabha
    4. Princess Busyanambejra Mahidol (1987)
  19. Princess Chulabhorn's nephews are:
    1. Prince Juthavachara Mahidol (1979)
    2. Prince Vacharaesorn Mahidol (1981)
    3. Prince Chakriwat Mahidol (1983)
    4. Khun Bhumi Jensen (1983-2004)
    5. Prince Vatcharawee Mahidol (1985)
    6. Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti (2005)
  20. Her neices and nephews in law are:
    1. David Wheeler(2009)
  21. Her great nieces and nephews are:
    1. Maximus Wheeler 
    2. Leonardo Wheeler

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