Happy Birthday to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Princess Royal of Thailand, who turns 63 today! The third child and second daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand, she was educated in Thailand and China. One of the most active working members of the Thai Royal Family, Princess Sirindhorn is the main representative at Foreign Royal events, and holds the title of Somdech Phra Debaratanarajasuda Chao Fa Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Rathasimagunakornpiyajat Sayamboromrajakumar, equivalent to the title of Princess Royal. Through her work ethic, she has often been compared with her British Counterpart. In 2016, during a period of uncertainty after the death of her father and before the accession of her brother, Princess Sirindhorn was expected to succeed to the Thai Throne, due to her high popularity (compared to the current King). However, those reports proved to be untrue, and she now occupies the role of ‘First Lady’ of the Kingdom, acting as a hostess for the King. I wish HRH a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!