Bajrakitiyabha

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Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol
Princess Bajrakitiyabha.jpg
Princess Bajrakitiyabha in 2013
Ambassador of Thailand to Austria
In office
4 September 2012 – 1 October 2014
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Prayut Chan-o-cha
Preceded by Somsak Suriyawong
Succeeded by Attayut Srisamut
Personal details
Born (1978-12-07) 7 December 1978 (age 37)
Dusit Palace, Bangkok
Alma mater Sukhothai University
(B.A., 2002)
Thammasat University
(LL.B, 2000)
Cornell University
(LL.M, 2002)
(S.J.D., 2005)
Profession Diplomat
Religion Theravada Buddhism
Bajrakitiyabha
Princess of Thailand
Born (1978-12-07) 7 December 1978 (age 37)
Dusit Palace, Bangkok
House House of Mahidol
Chakri Dynasty
Father Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn
Mother Princess Soamsawali

Princess Bajrakitiyabha (Thai: พัชรกิติยาภา; Thai pronunciation: [pʰát.ɕʰā(ʔ).rá(ʔ).kì.tì.jāː.pʰāː]; rtgsPhatchara Kitiyapha; 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, and received her J.S.D. degree from Cornell in 2005.[1] On 12 May 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 Udon Thani 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 to prepare them to reenter society upon release.[4] She is also working on the project called "ELFI", "Enhancing lives of Female Inmates", which proposes new rules for 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 engaged in is "Friend in need of 'PA'" or "Princess Pa Foundation". Her mother, Princess Soamsavali and the princess founded the foundation in 1995 when Bangkok was flooded. The foundation aims to help poor people in rural areas and people affected by natural disasters. From 2012 to 2014, she was the Thai Ambassador to Austria, until she took a post at the Office of the Attorney General.

Royal cypher of Princess Bajrakitiyabha
Styles of
Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

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Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Commencement 2005: Cell phones, cameras, congratulations, challenges and a princess". Cornell University News Service. 29 May 2005. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand and ABA President-elect Laurel G. Bellows to address 2012 IIT Chicago-Kent graduates". 
  3. ^ Hrh Princess Bajrakitiyabha Will Serve As Attorney Of The Office Of The Attorney-general – Thailand Forum. Thaivisa.com (21 August 2006). Retrieved on 19 September 2011.
  4. ^ "History of Inspire". The Kamlangjai Project. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Enhancing the lives of female inmates. Unodc.org (23 April 2009). Retrieved on 19 September 2011.

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Bajrakitiyabha
Born: 7 December 1978
Thai royalty
Preceded by
Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti
Line of succession to the Thai throne
3rd position
Succeeded by
Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Princess Soamsawali
Bajrakitiyabha
8th position
Succeeded by
Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana