Adulakit Kitiyakara

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Adulakit Kitiyakara
Born November 2, 1930
Deves Palace, Bangkok, Siam
Died May 5, 2004 (age 73)
Bangkok, Thailand
Spouse Princess Bandhusawali Yugala
Issue Princess Soamsawali
Sarali Kitiyakara
House House of Kitiyakara
Chakri Dynasty
Father Nakkhatra Mangala, Prince of Chantaburi II
Mother Bua Snidvongs

Mom Rajawongse Adulakit Kitiyakara (Thai: อดุลกิติ์ กิติยากร; rtgsAdunlakit Kitiyakon): November 2, 1930 – May 5, 2004), was the chief-president of the supreme judicature of Thailand, and former member of the Privy Council of Thailand. He was a member of the House of Kitiyakara, the Princely House descended from the Chakri Royal Dynasty. He was the elder brother of Queen Sirikit, consort of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) of Thailand.


Mom Rajawongse Adulakit was born on November 2, 1930, at Deves Palace. He was the second son of HSH Prince (Mom Chao) Nakkhatra Mangkala (later HH The Prince of Chantaburi II, son of Prince Kitiyakara Voralaksana, Prince of Chantaburi) and Mom Luang Bua Sanidvongs. His name was given by King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) of Siam. His name means The great honorary.

He had three siblings: one elder brother and two younger sisters:

When he was 2, his father was created Charge d' affaires of Washington, D.C., after the 1932 Siamese Revolution. And Mom Luang Bua, his consort followed his husband to the United States after gave birth to the first daughter, Mom Rajawongse Sirikit. The couple moved to the United States with their first son Mom Rajawongse Galyanakit Kitiyakara. He lived with his grandmother Princess (Mom Chao) Apsornsaman Kitiyakara and his aunt Mom Chao Chitbanchong Kitiyakara.

Education and work[edit]

Mom Rajawongse Adulakit graduated from Saint Gabriel's College, Bangkok. When his father was created the Ambassador Court of St.James's, United Kingdom, he studied Engineering in Portsmouth Technical College. He noticed that this was his favourite matter. So after having graduated from college, he continued to study law iat the Inn of Court (Middle Temple), the famous law school in England.

When he moved back to Thailand, he continued studying at The Institute of Legal Education of The Thai Bar. After graduation, he worked as a judge in Ministry of Justice. Moreover, he worked as a teacher in the faculty of law, Thammasat University. In 1966, King Bhumibol Adulyadej created him a judge of Chiang Mai Court. He and his family moved to Chiang Mai for 3 years. Later in 1974, he studied at the National Defence College of Thailand. After graduation, he was created President of Children and Family Court until he retired. He has been a member of the Privy Council since then.


While he was in England, he met his cousin Princess (Mom Chao) Bandhu Savali Yugala (daughter of Prince Bhanubandhu Yugala and Mom Luang Soiraya Sanidvongse) Their relatives was from Mom Rajawongse Suvabandhu Sanidvongse, Princess Bandhu Savali's grandfather was the elder brother of Mom Rajawongse Sadan Sanidvongse, Adulakit's grandfather. They began engaged in February 1956. And then came back to Thailand. The marriage was performed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit, Adulakit's younger sister at Klai Kangwon Palace.

The couple have 2 daughters:

Mom Rajawongse Adulyakit Kitiyakara died on May 5, 2004 at Bangkok Hospital, at the age of 74.

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