Princess Sirivannavari of Thailand

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Happy Birthday to Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya of Thailand, who turns 33 today! The only daughter of the then Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn and his consort and later wife, Sujarinee Vivacharawongse, she has four elder brothers, as well as an elder half-sister, Princess Bajrakitiyabha, and a younger half-brother. Following her parents’ divorce in 1996, she moved abroad with her mother and siblings to the United Kingdom, but her father ordered her abduction and return to Thailand. Princess Sirivannavari graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chulalongkorn University and a Masters in design from École de la chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne. She represented Thailand in badminton at the 2005 South East Asian Games, winning gold, and has also competed as a member of the Thai equestrian sports team in the 2013 and 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Princess Sirivannavari has also presented her own fashion show in Paris, her debut collection being titled Presence of the Past, which drew on memories of her royal grandmother as well as giving a modern interpretation to traditional Thai costume. I wish HRH a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!

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