Bajrakitiyabha

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Bajrakitiyabha
Princess of Thailand
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Princess Bajrakitiyabha in 2013
House House of Mahidol
Chakri Dynasty
Father Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn
Mother Princess Soamsawali
Born (1978-12-07) 7 December 1978 (age 35)
Bangkok, Thailand
Religion Buddhism

Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand (Thai: พระเจ้าหลานเธอ พระองค์เจ้าพัชรกิติยาภา; Thai pronunciation: [pʰátɕʰaráʔ kìtìjaːpʰaː]; RTGS: Phatchara Kitiyapha; Literally: "Princess Bajrakitiyabha, the Royal Granddaughter"; affectionally known as Princess Pa or Patty,[1]) was born on 7 December 1978. She is the first grandchild of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand, and the only child of Crown Prince Maha Vajralongkorn with Princess Soamsavali.

Education[edit]

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.

She received a bachelor's degree in Law from Thammasat University, and another in Political Science from Sukhothai Thammatirat University with first class honours. She continued with her master's degree and doctoral degree at Cornell Law School in New York State, and received her J.S.D. degree from there in 2005.[1] On May 12, 2012 she received a doctorate of law honoris causa from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.[2]

Career[edit]

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 Udonthani province.[3] She runs the "Kamlangjai" or "Inspire" project to reach out to Thai women in incarceration including pregnant inmates and their babies, and intends to assure that female and pregnant inmates are given adequate assistance and prepare them to mingle with society after their releases.[4] She is also working on the project called "ELFI" - "Enhancing lives of Female Inmates", which proposes new rules on 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[5] Another project that the princess is taking care of is "Friend in need of "PA" " or "Princess Pa foundation". Her mother, Princess Soamsavali and the princess founded the foundation in 1995 when there was a big flood in Bangkok. This foundation aims to help poor people in rural areas, and people affected by natural disasters. On 4 September 2012 she was named ambassador to Austria.

Royal cypher of Princess Bajrakitiyabha
Styles of
Princess Bajrakitiyabha 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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Bajrakitiyabha
Born: 7 December 1978
Thai royalty
Preceded by
Prince Dipangkorn
Line of succession to the Thai throne
3rd position
Succeeded by
Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana
Order of precedence
Preceded by
The Princess Mother
of the King's First Grandchild
The Royal Grandchild Succeeded by
Dipangkorn Rasmijoti