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Bajrakitiyabha

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Mother  Princess Soamsawali
Religion  Buddhism
Name  Princess Bajrakitiyabha

During the inaugural visit of the Thai Ambassador, Bajrakitiyabha with Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Michael Spindeleggerh (a cropped photo)

Born  7 December 1978 (age 42) , Bangkok, Thailand (1978-12-07)
House  House of Mahidol Chakri dynasty
Father  Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn
Siblings  Sirivannavari Nariratana, Dipangkorn Rasmijoti
Parents  Soamsawali, Vajiralongkorn
Grandparents  Bhumibol Adulyadej, Sirikit, Adulakit Kitiyakara, Thanpuying Bandhu Savali Kitiyakara
Cousins  Adityadhornkitikhun, Siribhachudhabhorn, Ploypailin Jensen, Sirikitiya Jensen, Poom Jensen
Aunts  Ubolratana Rajakanya, Sirindhorn, Chulabhorn Walailak, Mom Luang Sarali Kiti

Similar  Soamsawali, Vajiralongkorn, Sirikit

Unodc interview with hrh princess bajrakitiyabha mahidol


Princess Bajrakitiyabha (Thai: พัชรกิติยาภา;  [pʰát.ɕʰā.rá(ʔ).kì.tì.jāː.pʰāː]; RTGSPhatchara Kitiyapha; affectionally known as Princess Pa or Patty, born 7 December 1978) is the first grandchild of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand, and the only one of the seven children of King Maha Vajralongkorn born to his first wife Princess Soamsavali.

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Presentation of credentials by the new Resident Representative of Thailand, Princess Bajrakitiyabha to IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano

HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha visits Winter Festival


Education

Inaugural visit of the Thai Ambassador, H.R.H. Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol with Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Michael Spindeleggerh

Princess Bajrakitiyabha studied at the all-girls Rajini School when she was in elementary and junior high school. She moved to England and began her secondary education first at Heathfield School in Ascot, finishing at the Chitralada School.

Bajrakitiyabha wearing a white long-sleeved shirt and a black jacket while holding a whistle

Princess Bajrakitiyabha received a LL.B. degree from Thammasat University, as well a B.A. degree in International Relations from Sukhothai Thammatirat University, both in 2000. She subsequently obtained a LL.M. degree from Cornell Law School in 2002 and a J.S.D. degree from Cornell University in 2005.

On 12 May 2012 she was awarded an honorary LL.D. degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Career

Bajrakitiyabha being the spokesperson in Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna

On completion of her doctorate Princess Bajrakitiyabha worked for a time at the Thai Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in New York City, before returning to Thailand. In September 2006 she was appointed Attorney of the Office of the Attorney General in Bangkok, and currently appointed to Office of the Attorney General of Udon Thani Province. She runs the "Kamlangjai" or "Inspire" project to reach out to incarcerated Thai women including pregnant inmates and their babies, and intends to assure that female and pregnant inmates are given adequate assistance to prepare them to reenter society upon release. She is also working on the project called "ELFI", "Enhancing lives of Female Inmates", which proposes new rules for the treatment of women prisoners and non-custodial measures for women offenders as a supplement to the 1955 Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners Another project that the princess is engaged in is "Friend in need of 'PA'" or "Princess Pa Foundation". Her mother, Princess Soamsavali and the princess founded the foundation in 1995 when Bangkok was flooded. The foundation aims to help poor people in rural areas and people affected by natural disasters. From 2012 to 2014, she was the Thai Ambassador to Austria, until she took a post at the Office of the Attorney General.

National honours

Thai Princess Bajrakitiyabha Denies Engagement Rumor | Courtesy of Youtube

  •  Thailand: Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of Chula Chom Klao, First Class
  •  Thailand: Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of the White Elephant
  •  Thailand: Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of the Crown of Thailand
  •  Thailand: Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of the Direkgunabhorn
  •  Thailand: King Rama IX Royal Cypher Medal (First Class)
  • Foreign honour

    Thai Princess Bajrakitiyabha attending funeral procession for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok

  •  Austria: Grand Cross of the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria, Gold (7 October 2014)
  • References

    Bajrakitiyabha Wikipedia