Dhasanawalaya Sornsongkram

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Than Phu Ying
Dhasanawalaya Sornsongkram
Galyani Vadhana and her daughter.jpg
Dhanawalaya in childhood with her mother.
Born Dhasanawalaya Ratanakul Serireongrit
(1945-11-11) 11 November 1945 (age 72)
Sinthu Sornsongkram (m. 1973)
Children Jitat Sornsongkram

Than Phu Ying Dhasanawalaya Sornsongkram[1][2] (Thai: ทัศนาวลัย ศรสงคราม; Thai pronunciation: [tʰát.sà(ʔ).nāː.wá(ʔ).laj sǒːn.sǒŋ.kʰrāːm]; RTGSThatsanawalai Sonsongkhram), née Dhasanawalaya Ratanakul Serireongrit (Thai: ทัศนาวลัย รัตนกุล เสรีเริงฤทธิ์; RTGSThatsanawalai Rattanakun Serireongrit; born 11 November 1945 in Switzerland), is the only daughter of Galyani Vadhana, Princess of Naradhiwas and niece of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Dhasanawalaya Ratanakul Serireongrit was born on November 11, 1945 in Switzerland.[4] She is the only daughter of Galyani Vadhana, Princess of Naradhiwas and Colonel Aram Ratanakul Serireongrit,[2] son of General Charun Rattanakun Seriroengrit.

At the age of 6, she returned to Thailand with her uncle, King Bhumibol and her aunt-in Law, Queen Sirikit, by ship. After arriving in Thailand, she continued her education at Mater Dei School, Triam Udom Suksa School and Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. After graduation, she continued her studies in Switzerland.


During her time studying in Switzerland, she met Sinthu Sornsongkram, who was a civil servant at the Royal Thai Embassy in Bern. They married on 12 November 1973. They have a son, Army Captain Jitat Sornsongkram.[5]

Career and later life[edit]

Thanpuying Dhasanawalaya Sorasongkram has been a lecturer in the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University.

She received her rank as Thanpuying on 5 May 1986. She was considered to be the closest grandchild of Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother.[6]

Titles and Styles[edit]

  • Miss Dhasanawalaya Ratanakul Serireongrit (11 November 1945 – 12 November 1973).
  • Mrs. Dhasanawalaya Sornsongkram (12 November 1973 – 5 May 1975).
  • Khunying Dhasanawalaya Sornsongkram (5 May 1975 – 5 May 1986).
  • Thanpuying Dhasanawalaya Sornsongkram (5 May 1986 – Present).

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