Somdetch Phra Debaratanarajasuda Chao Fa
Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (born Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn) is the third child of Their
Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand.|
Date and place of birth|
|April 2, 1955
|December 5, 1977
||Elevated to the Royal Rank of "Somdetch
Phra Debaratanarajasuda Chao Fa Maha Chakri Sirindhorn".
|December 21, 1977
||Army Captain, Senior Lieutenant, R.N.,
|December 25, 1980
Lieutenant Commander, R.N., Squadron Leader.
|October 1, 1983
||Lieutenant Colonel, Commander,
R.N., Wing Commander.
|May 28, 1985
||Colonel, Captain, R.N., Group Captain.
|January 31, 1989
||Major-General, Rear-Admiral, Air Vice-Marshal.
|August 19, 1992
|April 5, 1996
||General, Admiral, Air
|Primary and Secondary
|Chitralada School, Bangkok.
Completed secondary school, ranking first in the National
Leaving School Examnination, Arts Section.
|Faculty of Arts,
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. B.A. in History, First Class Honour, Honorary Gown in recognition
of the highest academic performance of her class. Gold Medal in History.
Silpakorn University, Bangkok. M.A. Oriental Epigraphy, Sanskrit and Cambodian.
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. M.A. in Pali and Sanskrit.
Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok. Doctor of Education (Development Education).
|Special Trainings and
In addition to formal university programmes,
H.R.H. has been taking special courses/study visits in the following subjects :-
||Asian Institute of Technology (AIT),
Thailand, Asian Regional Remote Sensing Training Centre (ARRSTC, May term, 1984).|
||International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC),
Enschede, the Netherlands (3 days study visit).
||Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand.
||International Institute for Aerospace Survey and
Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede, the Netherlands (3 days study visit).|
||The First Seminar on: "Nutrition", January 20-31,
||The Second Seminar on: "Nutrition and Health",
March 8, 1993.|
||The Third Seminar on: "Nutrition for Development
Quality of Life", January 25-28, 1994.|
||The Fourth Seminar on: "Nutrition for Living",
January 9-13, 1995.|
||The Fifth Seminar on: "Nutrition and Thai Cuisine",
January 2-5, 1996.|
||The Sixth Seminar on: "Investment in Nutrition for Children",
January 7-9, 1997.|
||The Seventh Seminar on: "Food and Nutrition in the
Changing Economic Conditions", January 20-23, 1998.|
||The Eightth Seminar on:
"Practical Application of Nutritious Theories", January 5-7, 1999.|
||The ninth Seminar on:
"Development and Follow-up on Health and Nutrition Projects", March 27-29, 2000.|
||The Tenth Seminar on:
"Application of Knowledge on Food and Nutrition to Improve the Quality of Life", January 22-24, 2001.|
Thai Classical Music and Dance.
||Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
|December 5, 1971
||The Most Illustrious Order of the Royal
House of Chakri.
|May 1, 1972
||Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most
Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao.
|December 5, 1977
||The Most Ancient and Auspicious
Order of the Nine Gems.
|December 27, 1977
||Grand Cordon (Special Class)
of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant. Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Noble Order of
the Crown of Thailand.
||The Royal Cypher Medal (First Class).
Dusit-Mala with Arts and Science Pin.
|Republic of Korea
||Order of Diplomatic Service Merit
Grand Gwanghwa Medal (on the occasion of the State Visit of Their Excellencies President and Madame Chun Doo
Hwan to Thailand, July 3-6, 1981).
|Federal Republic of Germany
||Grand Cross First Class of the Order of
Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (on the occasion of the State Visit of Their Excellencies President and Madame
Carstens to Thailand, February 29-March 2, 1984).
||Ojasvi - Rajanya (on the occasion of
the State Visit of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Nepal to Thailand, December 12-15, 1984).
||Isabella Cat๓lica Banda de
Dama (First Class) (on the occasion of the State Visit of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain to Thailand,
December 18-22, 1987).
||Palmes Acad้miques (on the
occasion of Her Royal Highness visit to France, January 11-20, 1989), in recognition of H.R.H.'s role in developing
academic relations between Thailand and France.
|Lao People's Democratic Republic
||Gold Medal, in recognition of Her Royal
Highness's role in developing and strengthening the fruitful relations between the People of the Kingdom of Thailand and
Lao People's Democratic Republic. (April 17, 1991).
|1973 - present
||Advisor of the Committee of
Thai Junior Encyclopedia Project by Royal Command of H.M. the King.|
|April 2, 1975 - present
||President of the Sai Jai Thai Foundation
under Royal Patronage. (in aid of those who lost their lives or were injured in the service of the country both civilians and
|1977 - present
||Executive Vice-President and Chairman
of the Executive Committee of the Thai Red Cross Society.|
||President of His Majesty King Rama II
Memorial Foundation under Royal Patronage. (to promote and conserve Thai cultures).|
|1978 - present
||Vice-Patron, Siam Society.
||Founding Member and Patron of the Historical
Society of Thailand.|
||Patron of the Geographical Society of Thailand.|
|1979 - present
||Patron of the
Debaratanarajasuda Foundation. (to award scholarships to needy students from secondary up to
|1980 - 1983
||Chairman of the Board
of Directors for the Restoration of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Grand Palace for the
Ratanakosin (Bangkok) Bicentennial Celebration.|
|1980 - present
||Executive Chairman of the
Thai Red Cross Children Home.|
|1983 - present
||Chairman of the School
Council, Phra Tamnak Suankularb school.|
|1988 - present
||Chairman of the Committee
of the Heart Foundation of Thailand.|
|1988 - present
||Chairman of the Chaipattana
Foundation. (Foundation under the Presidency of H.M. the King of Thailand to promote projects on environmental
quality development and improvement paralleled with those on economic and social development).
||Chairman of the Executive
Committee of the Ananda Mahidol Foundation under Royal Patronage. (to award
scholarships for outstanding local graduates for further studies in all academic disciplines abroad).|
||President of the Rajasuda Foundation.
(Foundation for the education of handicapped children).|
|1991 - present
||President of the National Iodine
Committee of Thailand.|
|1992 - present
||President of the Prince
Mahidol's Award Foundation under Royal Patronage. (International prizes awarded annually for outstanding
performance in the field of medicine and public health).|
|1995 - present
||Chairman of the Committee
of Information Technology Projects under the Initiative of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.|
|1997 - present
||President of the Somdetch
Phra Thep's Charity Fund. (to give financial support to a wide range of causes such as education, culture,
healthcare, the disadvantaged young people and the elderly, and many others).|