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Vimalachatra
Princess of Thailand
Spouse Prince Udaya Chalermlabh Vudhijaya
Issue M.R. Chalermchatra Vudhijaya
M.R. Phromchatra Savastivatana
House House of Chatrajaya (by birth)
House of Vudhijaya (by marriage)
Chakri Dynasty
Father Purachatra Jayakara, Prince of Kamphaengphet
Mother Princess Prabhavasidhi Narumala
Born 27 June 1921
Bangkok, Thailand
Died 5 December 2009(2009-12-05) (aged 88)
Bangkok, Thailand

Princess Vimalachatra of Thailand (Thai: วิมลฉัตร; RTGS: Wimonchat; 27 June 1921 – 5 December 2009), was a Princess of Thailand, a member of Thai Royal Family. She was one of the longest-living royal personages in Thailand. She was the direct granddaughter of King Chulalongkorn.

Biography[edit]

Princess Vimalachatra was born on 27 June 1921, in Bangkok, Thailand. She is the second daughter and youngest child of Prince Purachatra Jayakara, the Prince of Kamphaengphet (son of Chulalongkorn, Rama V of Siam and Chao Chom Manda Wad). Her mother is Princess Prabhavasidhi Narumala of Siam (daughter of Prince Chaturanta Rasmi, the Prince Chakrabadibongse and Mom Rajawongse Savang Siriwongse. She is the direct granddaughter of King Chulalongkorn and also the great-granddaughter of King Mongkut (Rama IV). She has 2 siblings; 1 elder sisters, and 1 elder brother:

  • Princess Mayurachatra (7 March 1906 – 11 August 1970), married Prince Sohbhana Bharadaya Savastivatana, has issue
  • Prince Prem Purachatra (12 August 1915 – 24 July 1981), married Ngamchitta Sarsas, no issue

Marriage[edit]

Princess Vimalachatra married Prince Udaya Chalermlabh Vudhijaya, son of Prince Vudhijaya Chalermlabha, the Prince Singhavikrom Kriangkrai on 1 May 1939. The couple have a son and a daughter;

  • Mom Rajawongse Chalermchatra Vudhijaya (born 16 June 1942) married Aim-orn Busbonk, has a son and a daughter
    • Mom Luang Apichit Vudhijaya (born 15 July 1969)
    • Mom Luang Atitra Vudhijaya (born 17 September 1972)
  • Mom Rajawongse Phromchatra Vudhijaya (born 2 April 1948) married Mom Rajawongse Jisnusan Savastivatana, has 2 daughters
    • Mom Luang Sasibha Savastivatana (born 17 April 1975)
    • Mom Luang Chandrabha Savastivatana (born 20 May 1978)

Princess Vimalachatra performs many royal functions and many social duties on behalf of Their Majesties the King and Queen. She is the president of King Rama IX Park Foundation. She has shown keen interest in public affairs and education of the poor around the country.

She died in the early of 5 December 2009, at Praram 9 Hospital, Bangkok from renal failure. She died on King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 82nd birthday, before the royal birthday ceremony at the Grand Palace. There are held 7 days of the Royal funeral at Wat Debsirin.

Royal decorations[edit]

Honorary degrees[edit]

  • 1993: Honorary Doctor of Fine and Applied Arts, Rajamangala University of Technoogy
  • 1997: Honorary Doctor of Arts, Siam University
  • 1999: Honorary Doctor of Arts, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University

Ancestors[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mom Rajawongse Biradej Anubongs Chakrabandhu, 150th Anniversary, Prince Chaturanta Rasmi, the Prince Chakrabadibongse, Ministry of Finance, Bangkok, 2005.

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