Dipangkorn Rasmijoti

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Dipangkorn Rasmijoti
Prince Dipangkorn in 2019
Born (2005-04-29) 29 April 2005 (age 18)
Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Dipangkorn Rasmijoti Maha Vajirottamangkun Sirivibulyarajakumar
HouseMahidol (Chakri dynasty)
FatherMaha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)
MotherSrirasmi Suwadee
ReligionTheravada Buddhism
SignatureDipangkorn Rasmijoti's signature
Styles of
Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti of Thailand
Reference styleHis Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness

Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti Sirivibulyarajakumar (Thai: ทีปังกรรัศมีโชติ; RTGSThipangkon Ratsamichot, pronounced [tʰīː.pāŋ.kɔ̄ːn rát.sà.mǐː.tɕʰôːt]; born 29 April 2005) is a member of Thailand’s Chakri dynasty and heir presumptive to the throne of Thailand. He is the fifth son and seventh and youngest child of King Vajiralongkorn; his mother is Srirasmi Suwadee, the king's third legal wife. His father also has a daughter by his first wife, and five children (four sons and a daughter) by his second wife; all the children of the second wife were born before the then-Crown Prince married their mother but were legitimised by their marriage. After the Crown Prince divorced his second wife in 1996, he disowned their four sons, leaving Dipangkorn as the only son recognised by the king.[1] He is rumoured to have a developmental disorder.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti was born by Caesarean section on 29 April 2005 at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok. On 15 June 2005, King Bhumibol Adulyadej proclaimed the prince's name.[3]

The prince is styled His Royal Highness. A royal ceremony, called Phra Ratchaphithi Somphot Duean Lae Khuen Phra U (พระราชพิธีสมโภชเดือนและขึ้นพระอู่), to celebrate the prince's first month was held on 17 June 2005 at Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok.

Prince Dipangkorn started his education at Chitralada School in Dusit Palace, before going to study abroad at Bavarian International School (BIS) in Bavaria, Germany.[4]

Position in the line of succession[edit]

Prince Dipangkorn is the heir presumptive to his father and first in line to the throne as the only officially recognised son of King Vajiralongkorn.[5] However, because of Vajiralongkorn's December 2014 divorce from Srirasmi Suwadee, Dipangkorn's position in the line of succession is uncertain. The 1924 Palace Law of Succession lists "the order in the line of succession", following the first-born son of the king to be "the first-born son of the said prince and his royal consort" followed by "younger sons, in order, of the said prince and his royal consort." When Vajiralongkorn ended his relationship with his second wife in 1996, he disowned their four sons and said they had renounced their royal titles. However, the Royal Palace continued to recognize their right to use the style HSH, or His Serene Highness.[6]

Prince Dipangkorn's position is also uncertain because a 1974 constitutional amendment allows princesses to succeed the throne in the absence of an appointed successor. Princess Bajrakitiyabha, the second presumptive heir in line to the throne based on the 1924 Palace Law of Succession and eldest daughter of the king, is widely assumed to be the next person in line.[7][8]

Titles, honours and symbols[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 29 April 2005 – present: His Royal Highness Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti of Thailand
    • 29 April 2005 – 5 May 2019: (พระเจ้าหลานเธอ พระองค์เจ้าทีปังกรรัศมีโชติ Phrachao Lan Thoe Phra Ong Chao Dipangkorn Rasmijoti)
    • 5 May 2019 – present: (สมเด็จพระเจ้าลูกยาเธอ เจ้าฟ้าทีปังกรรัศมีโชติ Somdet Phrachao Lukya Thoe Chaofa Dipangkorn Rasmijoti)
Royal decorations

2019 - Knight of the Most Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri

2016 - King Rama IX Royal Cypher Medal (First Class)

2019 - King Rama X Royal Cypher Medal (First Class)




  1. ^ "Prinz Dipangkorn Rasmijoti: So leidet der kleine Sohn des Thai-Königs" [Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti: Thus Suffers the Thai King's Little Son]. Bild (in German). 16 May 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  2. ^ Ewe, Koh (20 December 2022). "A Royal 'Crisis' Is Brewing in Thailand After the Collapse of Princess". Vice. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  3. ^ "10 เรื่องคนไทยต้องรู้ของเจ้าชายน้อย 'พระองค์ทีฯ'". Thairath Online (in Thai). 29 April 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  4. ^ "โรงเรียนของเจ้าชาย!!! พาชม..โรงเรียนนานาชาติรัฐบาวาเรีย นครมิวนิค ในเยอรมัน ที่ซึ่ง "พระองค์เจ้าทีปังกรรัศมีโชติ" ทรงกำลังศึกษาอยู่". Thepprathan (in Thai). 31 October 2017. Archived from the original on 13 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ Turner, Paige (25 November 2019). "5 things to know about Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, son of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn". South China Morning Post.
  6. ^ "What's behind the downfall of Thailand's Princess Srirasmi?". BBC News. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  7. ^ Koh, Ewe (20 December 2022). "A Royal 'Crisis' Is Brewing in Thailand After the Collapse of Princess". Vice World News.
  8. ^ Teotia, Riya (16 December 2022). "Who is Princess Bajrakitiyabha? A law graduate, ambassador and the next-in-line for Thai throne". WION. Bangkok.

External links[edit]

Media related to Dipangkorn Rasmijoti at Wikimedia Commons

Dipangkorn Rasmijoti
House of Mahidol
Cadet branch of the House of Chakri
Born: 29 April 2005
Lines of succession
Line of succession to the Thai throne
1st in line
Followed by
The Princess Rajasarinisiribajra
Order of precedence
Preceded by Thai order of precedence
10th position
Succeeded by