|Queen consort of Siam|
10 November 1860|
|Died||31 May 1880
Pak Kret, Nonthaburi, Siam
|Spouse||Chulalongkorn (Rama V)|
|Father||Mongkut (Rama IV)|
Sunanda Kumariratana (Thai: สุนันทากุมารีรัตน์; rtgs: Sunantha Kumarirat, 10 November 1860 – 31 May 1880) was a queen consort of Siam. She was a daughter of Siamese King Mongkut (Rama IV) and Princess Consort Piam. She was the half-sister and first wife of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) of Siam (now Thailand). The kings's other two wives were her full-sibling younger sisters, Queen Savang Vadhana and Queen Saovabha Bhongsi.
The queen and her daughter drowned when her royal boat capsized on the way to the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace (Summer Palace). The many witnesses to the accident did not dare to touch the queen, a capital offense—not even to save her life.:5 The grief-stricken Chulalongkorn later erected a memorial to her and their unborn child at Bang Pa-In Palace.
|Ancestors of Sunandha Kumariratana|
- Finestone, Jeffrey. The Royal Family of Thailand: The Descendants of King Chulalongkorn. Bangkok : Phitsanulok Publishing, 1989, p. 64
- Andrew Marshall, The Queen and I, Weekend Australian, 12–13 March 2005
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