September 7, 2016

2744 THAILAND - Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, born Princess Sirindhorn Debaratanasuda Kitivadhanadulsobhak on 2 April 1955 is the third child of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. Her full ceremonial title is Somdech Phra Debaratanarajasuda Chao Fa Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Rathasimagunakornpiyajat Sayamboromrajakumari. Thais commonly refer to her by reducing such title to "Phra Thep", meaning "princess angel". Her title in Thai is the female equivalent of the title held by her brother, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn.

She enrolled in Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, with focus on history, Thai and oriental languages. Although she often had to accompany the King and Queen on royal up-country visits, she has put more effort into her study and class assignments. In addition, she regarded the university experiences as invaluable for it gave her knowledge while at the same time provided her great opportunity to get to know people from all walks of life. In addition to Thai, she speaks fluent English, French, and Chinese and is currently studying German and Latin.

She started her academic career teaching history at Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy (CRMA) in 1980. From the starting point as a lecturer in the Department of Law and Social Sciences in the Academic Division of CRMA, she had duties and responsibilities just the same as other CRMA' s personnels. The Department of History was formally established in 1987 and she has become the Director of the Department. In 1996, she was promoted to the highest military rank "General", and following in 2000, was granted the professional title as "Professor" due to her insights and knowledge.

About the stamps
The first stamp is one of the two of the series Royal Decoration, issued on December 5, 1998. The second stamp is part of the series issued on December 5, 1987 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Birth of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Sirindhorn - Wikipedia
Biography of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn - Princess' personal website

Sender: Pumipat
Sent from Bangkok (Bangkok / Thailand), on 08.08.2016

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