Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand

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Happy Birthday to Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand, the Princess Rajasarinisiribajra, also known as Princess Pa or Patty. who turns 41 today! The only child of the then Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn and his first wife, Princess Soamsawali, she was the first grandchild of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. Growing up in Thailand, Princess Bajrakitiyabha was educated at the Rajini School in Bangkok before going to the Heathfield School in Ascot and then the Chitralada School. She received a LL.B. degree from Thammasat University, as well a B.A. degree in International Relations from Sukhothai Thammatirat University, in 2000, and then obtained a LL.M. degree from Cornell Law School in 2002 and a J.S.D. degree from Cornell University in 2005. Princess Bajrakitiyabha worked briefly at the Thai Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in New York, before being appointed Attorney in the Office of the Attorney General in Bangkok, then the Thai ambassador to Austria from 2012 to 2014, before being appointed to Office of the Attorney General of Udon Thani Province. She runs the “Kamlangjai” or “Inspire” project, which helps and rehabilitates incarcerated Thai women, including pregnant inmates and their babies, and the “Enhancing lives of Female Inmates” (ELFI). Princess Bajrakitiyabha carries out a number of Official Duties, the the eldest child of the King, alongside her career and charitable interests. We wish HRH a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!

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