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Soamsavali Kitiyakara
Princess of Thailand
Spouse Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (m.1977, div.1991)
Issue
Princess Bajrakitiyabha
House House of Kitiyakara (by birth)
House of Mahidol (by marriage)
Chakri Dynasty
Father Mom Rajawongse Adulakit Kitiyakara
Mother Princess (Mom Chao) Bandhu Savali Kitiyakara
Born 13 July 1957 (1957-07-13) (age 52)
Guy's Hospital, London, England, United Kingdom
Religion Theravada Buddhism
Royal Family of Thailand
Emblem of the House of Chakri

HM The King
HM The Queen



Phra Chao Worawong Thoe Phra Ong Chao Soamsavali Phra Worarachathinatdamat (Thai: พระเจ้าวรวงศ์เธอ พระองค์เจ้าโสมสวลี พระวรราชาทินัดดามาตุ; RTGS: —Som Sawali—; Literal: "Soamsavali, the Princess Mother of the King's First Grandchild"), or Soamsavali, the Princess of Thailand, (born Mom Luang Soamsavali Kitiyakara; หม่อมหลวงโสมสวลี กิติยากร) is a member of Thai Royal Family, and is the former wife of her first cousin, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. She was titled "the Princess Mother of the King's First Grandchild" after her divorce with the Crown Prince in 1991. She is also the direct niece of Queen Regent Sirikit.

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Biography

Princess Soamsavali was born on 13 July 1957 at Guy's Hospital in London, England, United Kingdom. She is the eldest child of Mom Rajawongse Adulyakit Kitiyakara (the second child of Prince Nakkhatra Mangkala Kitiyakara, Prince of Chunthaburi II and Mom Luang Bua Sanitvongse, the elder brother of Queen Sirikit of Thailand) and Princess (Mom Chao) Bandhu Savali Kitiyakara (née Yukol; daughter of Prince Bhanubandhu Yugala and Mom Luang Soiraya Sanitvongse). She also has one youngse sister Mom Luang Sarali Kitiyakara, born 8 April 1966.

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.

Marriage

On January 3, 1977, at the young age of 19, she married her first cousin, Maha Vajiralongkorn, the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. After their marriage, her official title became Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsavali, Royal Consort of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand (th: พระเจ้าวรวงศ์เธอ พระองค์เจ้าโสมสวลี พระวรชายาในสมเด็จพระบรมโอรสาธิราชฯ สยามมกุฎราชกุมาร). The couple had one daughter, Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand, born on 7 December 1978. The marriage ended in divorce in 1991 after the citing of numerous inconsolable differences.

The Princess Niece

After her divorce of the Crown Prince, the King, by virtue of a royal proclamation, gave her a new title on 12 August 1991. Her official full title became Phravararajatinuddamatu, meaning the mother of the king's first grandchild (translate in English as The Princess Mother of the King's First Grandchild).

Accomplishments

After the divorce, Princess Soamsavali has been doing many royal duties and duties. She performs many royal 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:

  1. The "Reducing AIDS Infection from Mother to New-Born Baby" Programme.
  2. Medical Funding for AIDS patients.
  3. Funding for Reducing AIDS infection from Mother to the New-Born Baby.
  4. Milk funds for infants under the "Reduce AIDS effects from Mother to the New-Born Baby" Program.
  5. The Foundation of Professor Dr. Mom Rajawongse Galyanakit Kitiyakara.
  6. The Program of Life Giving to the Parents of AIDS-infected Babies.
  7. Funds for Cancer Treatment in Children
  8. The Princess Pa Foundation

Titles

Her titles since her birth to present:

  • Mom Luang Soamsavali Kitiyakara: 13 July 1957 - 3 January 1977
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsavali, Princess Consort of the Crown Prince: 3 January 1977 - 12 August 1991
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsavali: 12 August 1991 - present
Royal cypher of Princess Soamsavali
Styles of
Princess Soamsavali of Thailand
Female Royalty's Standard of Thailand.svg
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

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