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Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

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 Bangkok, Thailand.
December 5, 1977 Elevated to the Royal Rank of "Somdetch Phra Debaratanarajasuda Chao Fa Maha Chakri Sirindhorn".
Military Ranks:
December 21, 1977 Army Captain, Senior Lieutenant, R.N., Flight Lieutenant.
December 25, 1980 Major, 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 Lieutenant-General Vice-Admiral, Air-Marshal.
April 5, 1996 General, Admiral, Air Chief-Marshal.
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.
Graduate School, Silpakorn University, Bangkok. M.A. Oriental Epigraphy, Sanskrit and Cambodian.
(1977-1981) Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. M.A. in Pali and Sanskrit.
(1981-1986) Graduate School, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok. Doctor of Education (Development Education).
Special Trainings and Study Visits:
In addition to formal university programmes, H.R.H. has been taking special courses/study visits in the following subjects :-
Remote Sensing: 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).
Nutrition: 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, 1992.
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.
Surveying: 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.
February 1983 The Royal Cypher Medal (First Class). Dusit-Mala with Arts and Science Pin.
Foreign Decoration
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).
Nepal Ojasvi - Rajanya (on the occasion of the State Visit of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Nepal to Thailand, December 12-15, 1984).
Spain 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).
France 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 military).
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 university level).
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).

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