Ploypailin Jensen

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Ploypailin Jensen
Born (1981-02-13) February 13, 1981 (age 34)
San Diego, USA
Spouse David Wheeler
Issue Maximus Wheeler
Leonardo Wheeler
Full name
Ploypailin Mahidol Jensen
House House of Mahidol
Chakri Dynasty
Father Peter Ladd Jensen
Mother Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya

Khun Ploypailin Jensen (Thai: พลอยไพลิน เจนเซน; rtgsPhloiphailin; born February 13, 1981) is a member of the Thai Royal Family and a granddaughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. She is the eldest daughter of Princess Ubol Ratana of Thailand. Although a granddaughter of King Bhumibol, Ploypailin is not in the line of succession to the throne of Thailand as her mother relinquished her royal title when she married Ploypailin's American father, Peter Ladd Jensen.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1981 in San Diego, and known as Khun Ploypailin in Thailand, she is a grandchild of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand and the eldest daughter of Princess Ubolratana. Her given name was proposed by her aunt, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

Ploypailin had a younger brother, Bhumi Jensen (1983–2004), and has a younger sister, Sirikitiya Jensen (b. 1985).

Ploypailin graduated from Purcell School, England. She received a BA degree with honors from the University of California, San Diego in 2003 and an MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2007.


As a young pianist, she has given performances around the world, including at the Sydney Opera House, and other venues in Europe and Japan. She also has had occasional honorary starring roles in Thai soap operas, dramas and musicals. A socialite, she is an occasional model for Thai fashion magazines and society publications.

Ploypailin married her long-time boyfriend David Wheeler in Hawaii, United States on 25 August 2009. They have two sons, Maximus Wheeler and Leonardo Wheeler.

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