Sunanda Kumariratana

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Sunanda Kumariratana
Queen Sunandha of Siam.jpg
Queen consort of Siam
Tenure1877 – 31 May 1880
Born(1860-11-10)10 November 1860
Bangkok, Siam
Died31 May 1880(1880-05-31) (aged 19)
Pak Kret, Nonthaburi, Siam
SpouseChulalongkorn (Rama V)
IssueKannabhorn Bejaratana
Full name
Sunanda Kumariratana
HouseChakri Dynasty
FatherMongkut (Rama IV)
MotherPiam Sucharitakul

Sunanda Kumariratana[1] (Thai: สุนันทากุมารีรัตน์; RTGSSunantha Kumarirat, 10 November 1860 – 31 May 1880) was a queen consort of Siam.[citation needed]


She was a daughter of Siamese King Mongkut (Rama IV) and Princess Consort Piam.[citation needed] She was the half-sister and first wife of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) of Siam (now Thailand).[citation needed] The kings's other two wives were her full-sibling younger sisters, Queen Savang Vadhana and Queen Saovabha Bhongsi.[citation needed]

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.[2] The grief-stricken Chulalongkorn later erected a memorial to her and their unborn child at Bang Pa-In Palace.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Finestone, Jeffrey. The Royal Family of Thailand: The Descendants of King Chulalongkorn. Bangkok : Phitsanulok Publishing, 1989, p. 64
  2. ^ Andrew Marshall, The Queen and I, Weekend Australian, 12–13 March 2005, p.5

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