|Princess of Thailand|
|The Princess in Norway on 31 July 2010|
|Spouse||Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (m.1977, div.1991)|
|House||House of Kitiyakara (by birth)
House of Mahidol (by marriage)
|Mother||Princess Bandhu Savali Yugala|
13 July 1957 |
Guy's Hospital, London, England, United Kingdom
|Thai Royal Family|
Princess Soamsawali of Thailand (Thai: โสมสวลี; Thai pronunciation: [sǒːmsàwâliː]; RTGS: Somsawali; Literal: "Soamsawali, the Princess Mother of the King's First Grandchild"), née Mom Luang Soamsawali Kitiyakara (Thai: หม่อมหลวง โสมสวลี กิติยากร; RTGS: Somsawali Kitiyakon; born 13 July 1957) is a member of Thai Royal Family, and is the former wife of her first cousin, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. She was titled "the Princess Mother of the King's First Grandchild" after her divorce with the Crown Prince in 1991. She is also niece of Queen Sirikit.
Princess Soamsawali was born on 13 July 1957 at Guy's Hospital in London, United Kingdom. She is the eldest child of Mom Rajawongse Adulyakit Kitiyakara (Her father was an elder brother of Queen Sirikit of Thailand) and Thanpuying Bandhu Savali Kitiyakara (née Princess Bandhu Savali Yugala). She also has one younger sister Mom Luang Sarali Kitiyakara, born 8 April 1966.
Her father was the second child of Prince Nakkhatra Mangkala Kitiyakara, the Prince of Chanthaburi II and Mom Luang Bua Snidvongs. Her mother was daughter of Prince Bhanubandhu Yugala and Mom Luang Soiraya Snidvongs.
She first attended the primary level at Chitralada School, then moved to Chiang Mai with her father when he was a judge at the Chiang Mai Court. She moved to study at Regina Coeli College, the all-girls academy in Chiang Mai in 1967.
On 3 January 1977, at the age of 20, she married her first cousin, Maha Vajiralongkorn, the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. After their marriage, her official title became Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali, Royal Consort of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand (th: พระเจ้าวรวงศ์เธอ พระองค์เจ้าโสมสวลี พระวรชายาในสมเด็จพระบรมโอรสาธิราชฯ สยามมกุฎราชกุมาร). The couple had one daughter, Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand, born on 7 December 1978. The marriage ended in divorce in 1991 after the citing of numerous irreconcilable differences.
The Princess Niece
After her divorce of the Crown Prince, the King, by virtue of a royal proclamation, gave her a new title on 12 August 1991. Her official full title became Phravararajatinuddamat, meaning the mother of the king's first grandchild (translate in English as The Princess Mother of the King's First Grandchild).
Since the divorce, Princess Soamsawali has been performing many functions on behalf of the Royal household. She has shown keen interests in public health and social welfare. The following Thai Red Cross Society programs are officially under her patronage:
- The "Reducing AIDS Infection from Mother to New-Born Baby" Programme.
- Medical Funding for AIDS patients.
- Funding for Reducing AIDS infection from Mother to the New-Born Baby.
- Milk funds for infants under the "Reduce AIDS effects from Mother to the New-Born Baby" Program.
- The Foundation of Professor Dr. Mom Rajawongse Galyanakit Kitiyakara.
- The Program of Life Giving to the Parents of AIDS-infected Babies.
- Funds for Cancer Treatment in Children
- The Princess Pa Foundation
Princess Soamsawali of Thailand
|Reference style||Her Royal Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Royal Highness|
Her titles since her birth to present:
- The Honourable Soamsawali Kitiyakara (13 July 1957 – 3 January 1977)
- Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali, Consort of the Crown Prince (3 January 1977 – 12 August 1991)
- Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali (12 August 1991 – present)
- The Most Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri
- 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)
|Ancestors of Soamsawali|
- "Search birth records". findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 25 August 2012. "KITIYAKARA Soamsawali Southwark London 1957"
- พระเจ้าวรวงศ์เธอ พระองค์เจ้าโสมสวลี พระวรราชาทินัดดามาตุ ทรงเปิดงานวันแม่ ประจำปีการศึกษา 2552
- พระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัว ทรงพระกรุณาโปรดเกล้าโปรดกระหม่อมบำเพ็ญพระราชกุศลพระราชทาน เนื่องในโอกาสวันคล้ายวันประสูติ พระเจ้าวรวงศ์เธอ พระองค์เจ้าโสมสวลี พระวรราชาทินัดดามาตุ
- Catholic News
- Boletín Oficial del Estado
- Princess Soamsavali Kitiyakara
|Order of precedence|
The Royal Consort
|The Princess Mother
of the King's First Grandchild