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|Princess of Thailand|
Princess Chulabhorn Walailak in 2010
4 July 1957 |
(m. 1982; div. 1996)
|House||Mahidol (Chakri Dynasty)|
|Father||King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)|
|Thai Royal Family|
Princess Chulabhorn Walailak (Thai: จุฬาภรณวลัยลักษณ์; Thai pronunciation: [tɕù.lāː.pʰɔːn.wá.lāj.lák]; rtgs: Chulaphon Walailak; born 4 July 1957, Bangkok) or Chulabhorn Mahidol is a princess of Thailand, the youngest daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. As a royal princess, she is styled Her Royal Highness.
Princess Chulabhorn studied chemistry and graduated in 1979 from the Faculty of Science at Kasetsart University, with a Bachelor of Science, First Class Honours. She continued to study Science at Mahidol University, where she received her doctorate in 1985.
She is heavily involved in the promotion of scientific research, and regularly gives awards and prizes. She held the position of a guest lecturer in chemistry at the Mahidol University. She also serves as president of the Chulabhorn Research Institute. She was awarded the UNESCO Einstein Medal for her efforts in promoting scientific collaboration in 1986 and was the first Asian to be invited to join the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom as an Honorary Fellow.
Marriage and family
She married Royal Thai Air Force Air Vice Marshal Virayudh Tishyasarin (Thai: วีระยุทธ ดิษยะศริน; rtgs: Wirayut Dityasarin), a commoner, in 1981. According to royal custom, she would lose her title when marrying a man of lesser position. However, she was granted a special permission by her father to keep her rank of Chao Fa. From this marriage, which eventually ended in divorce, she has two daughters:
|2002||EMS-Hollaender International Fellow Award||Environment Mutagen Society|
|2006||Special Recognition Award||Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety|
|2006||Nagoya Medal Special Award||Nagoya Medal Organizing Committee|
|2009||Adolf Windaus Medal||University of Göttingen, Germany|
Institutions associated with the Princess
Princess Chulabhorn Walailak of Thailand
|Reference style||Her Royal Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Royal Highness|
There are many things and places named after HRH Princess Chulabhorn to commemorate her.
- Amphoe Chulabhorn of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
- Chulabhorn Dam on the Nam Phrom River in Khon San, Chaiyaphum Province
- Academic and institute
- Chulabhorn Research Institute in Bangkok
- Walailak University in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
- Princess Chulabhorn's College (Science High School) 12 high schools in every part of Thailand:
- Princess Chulabhorn's College, Trang, Mueang Trang, Trang Province
- Princess Chulabhorn's College, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
- Princess Chulabhorn's College, Satun, La-ngu, Satun Province
- Princess Chulabhorn's College, Chiang Rai, Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai Province
- Flora and fauna
- Fish Amblypharyngodon chulabhornae Vidthayanon & Kottelat, 1990
- Freshwater crab Thaipotamon chulabhorn (Naiyanetr, 1993)
- Orchid Phalaenopsis 'Princess Chulabhorn' = Phalaenopsis 'Rose Miva' x Phalaenopsis 'Kandy Queen' breeding by Botanical Garden of Peradeniya, Kandy in Sri Lanka.
- The Most Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri
- The Ancient and Auspicious of Order of the Nine Gems
- Dame Grand Cross (First Class) of The Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao
- Dame Grand Cordon (Special Class) of The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
- Dame Grand Cordon (Special Class) of The Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
- Dame Grand Cross (First Class) of The Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn
- The Order of Symbolic Propitiousness Ramkeerati (Special Class) - Boy Scout Citation Medal
- King Rama IX Royal Cypher Medal (First Class)
- Freeman Safeguarding Medal (First Class)
- Chakrabarti Mala Medal
- The Boy Scout Citation Medal (First Class)
- Red Cross Medal of Appreciation (First Class)
- Japan: Paulownia Dame Grand Cordon of the Order of the Precious Crown
- Nepalese Royal Family: Member Grand Cross of the Order of Ojaswi Rajanya
- Netherlands: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown
- Peru: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit for Distinguished Services
- Spain: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic
- Sweden: Member Grand Cross of the Order of the Seraphim
- United Kingdom: Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
|Ancestors of Chulabhorn Walailak|
- "Chulabhorn Research Institute". Cri.or.th. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "Membership and professional community". Rsc.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "Dutch State Visit to Thailand: January 19-23, 2004 - Page 3". The Royal Forums. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
- "Photographic image" (JPG). Cdn.c.photoshelter.com. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
Chulabhorn WalailakBorn: 4 July 1957
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