Nibha Nobhadol

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Nibha Nobhadol
Princess of Siam
the Princess of Uthong
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Full name
- Her Royal Highness Princess Nibha Nobhadol:
4 December 1886 – 15 November 1925
- Her Royal Highness The Princess of Uthong:
15 November 1925 – 29 January 1935
House Chakri Dynasty
Father Chulalongkorn, Rama V of Siam
Mother Princess Saisavalibhirom, the Princess Suddhasininat Piyamaharaj Padivarada
Born (1886-12-04)4 December 1886
Thailand Grand Palace
Bangkok, Thailand
Died 29 January 1935(1935-01-29) (aged 48)
Indonesia West Java, Indonesia

Her Royal Highness Princess Nibha Nobhadol, the Princess of Uthong or Somdet Phra Chao Boromwongse Ther Chao Fa Nibha Nobhadol Vimolprabhavadi Krom Khun Uthong Khetkhatiyanari (RTGS: Nipha Nophadol) (Thai: สมเด็จพระเจ้าบรมวงศ์เธอ เจ้าฟ้านิภานภดล วิมลประภาวดี กรมขุนอู่ทองเขตขัตติยนารี) (4 December 1886 – 29 January 1935), was the Princess of Siam (later Thailand. She was a member of Siamese Royal Family. She is a daughter of Chulalongkorn, King Rama V of Siam. She served as the personal secretary of his father, King Chulalongkorn, while he did many royal duties. He always wrote the letters while visiting Europe to her, which are all collected in her novel called Klai Baan or Far from home.

After the Siamese Revolution of 1932, she decided moving to stay with her stepbrother's family, Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand, the Prince of Nakhon Sawan at Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, and died on 29 January 1935.

Birth[edit]

Princess Nibha Nobhadol is the third daughter and the last child of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V the Great) of Siam and Princess Saisavalibhirom, the Princess Suddhasininat Piyamaharaj Padivarada, daughter of Prince Ladavalya, the Prince Bhumindrabhakdi and Mom Chin Ladavalya na Ayudhya. She was born on 4 December 1886, at Grand Palace. She was called from her father as Ying Bha or Princess Bha. She was given full name by her father as Nibha Nobhadol Vimolprabhavadi (Thai: นิภานภดล วิมลประภาวดี)

She had 3 siblings; an elder brother, and 2 elder sisters:

Royal duties[edit]

Princess Nibha Nobhadol was very trusted by her father. She served as her father's personal secretary, for managing his works and duties. While her father did his royal duty in visiting Europe in 1907, he always wrote letters to her while staying abroad. So after she got these royal letters, she collected and rewrote the detail about her father's journal trip to Europe in the Thai novel, Far from home or also called in Thai Klai Baan (Thai: ไกลบ้าน).

In 1911, she and her elder sister, Princess Malini Nobhadara donated their money to build the Yaovamalaya Uthis (Piyarajbobhit-Padivarada) building in Debsirin School. When she was 28 years old, she donated her own money to build the Nibha Nobhadol building in Wat Debsirin for the Buddhist school of religious study, for giving honour to her father and her grandmother, Queen Debsirindra.

In 15 November 1925, she was given the royal title from her stepbrother, King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) as Princess of Uthong, translated in Thai as Krom Khun Uthong Khetkhatiyanari (Thai: กรมขุนอู่ทองเขตขัตติยนารี). She was given the rank of Krom Khun, the 4th level of the Krom ranks.

Adult life[edit]

After her father's death in 1910, she moved from the compound of Grand Palace to Suan Sunandha Royal Villa, in the compound of Dusit Palace, with her mother and her elder sister, Princess Malini Nobhadara. But after her mother and her elder sister died,she had lived alone since then. But she always visited her step-siblings and the other members of the royal family. She was close to her stepbrother and stepsister, Princess Suddha Dibyaratana, the Princess Sri Ratanakosindra, and her younger brother, Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand, the Prince of Nakhon Sawan with his family. She usually visited them almost every week in his residence, Bang Khunphrom Palace. She joined watching films with the Paribatra's family almost every weekends.

Later life[edit]

After the Siamese Revolution of 1932, she decided moving to Indonesia, she was requested by her stepbrother, Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand, to live with him and his family. So she moved to stay at Prince Paribatra's private residence in Bandung, West Java called Daha Pati House.

She lived there all her life, and died on 29 January 1935, at the age of 48. Her body was brought back to Bangkok, to performed the Royal Cremation at Sanam Luang.

Royal decorations[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

Ancestor of Princess Nibha Nobhadol, the Princess of Uthong Khetkhatiyanari
Princess Nibha Nobhadol, the Princess of Uthong Father:
Chulalongkorn, King Rama V of Siam
Paternal Grandfather:
Mongkut, King Rama IV of Siam
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Buddha Loetla Nabhalai, King Rama II of Siam
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Queen Sri Suriyendra
Paternal Grandmother:
Queen Debsirindra
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Prince Sirivongse, the Prince Matayabidaksa
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Mom Noi Sirivongs na Ayudhya
Mother:
Princess Saisavalibhirom, the Princess Suddhasininat Piyamaharaj Padivarada
Maternal Grandfather:
Prince Ladavalya, the Prince Bhumindrabhakdi
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Nangklao, King Rama III of Siam
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Chao Chom Manda Emnoi
Maternal Grandmother:
Mom Chin Ladavalya na Ayudhya
Maternal Great-grandfother:
unknown
Maternal Great-grandmother:
unknown

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