World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group

Reigning Royal Families

Biographical entries of most of the reigning monarchs and of certain other members of the reigning royal families will be found in their appropriate alphabetical order in the biographical section of this site.

The name under which they can be found in the text of the site is listed and hyperlinked in this section in bold UPPERCASE type.


Reigning King:



General Prem Tinsulanonda, b. 26 August 1920; President of the Privy Council, appointed Regent of Thailand following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 13 October 2016

Former King:

b. 5 December 1927, died 13 October 2016; succeeded to the throne 9 June 1946, on the death of his brother, King Ananda Mahidol; crowned 5 May 1950; married 28 April 1950, Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara (Queen Sirikit) (b. 12 August 1932).

Children of the Former King:

Princess Ubol Ratana, b. 5 April 1951; married August 1972, Peter Ladd Jensen (relinquished royal claim) (divorced 1998); daughter, Khun Ploypailin, b. 12 February 1981; son, Khun Poomi, b. 16 August 1983, died 26 December 2004; daughter, Khun Sirikittiya, b. 18 March 1985.

HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, b. 28 July 1952; proclaimed Crown Prince 28 December 1972; married 1st 3 January 1977, Mom Luang Soamsawali Kitiyakara (b. 13 July 1957) (divorced 1991); daughter, Princess Bajrakitiyabha, b. 7 December 1978; partner, Yuvadhida Polpraserth; four sons (no royal claim); daughter, HRH Princess Siriwanwari Nariratana, b. 8 January 1987 (elevated status by royal command 15 June 2005); married 2nd 10 February 2001, Mom Srirasmi Mahidol na Ayudhya (HRH Princess Srirasmi, The Royal Consort) (b. 9 December 1971) (divorced December 2014); son, HRH Prince Teepangkorn Rasmichoti, b. 29 April 2005.

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, b. 2 April 1955.

HRH Princess Chulabhorn, b. 4 July 1957; married 7 January 1982, Flight Lieutenant Virayuth Didyasarin (divorced 1984); daughter, Princess Siribhachudabhorn, b. 8 October 1982; daughter, Princess Aditayadornkitikhun, b. 5 May 1984.

Parents of the King:

Prince Mahidol Adulyadej of Songkla, b. 1 January 1892, died 24 September 1929; married 1920, Sangwal Talabhat (Princess Mahidol of Songkla) (b. 21 October 1900, died 18 July 1995).

Brother and Sister of the King:

Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, b. 6 May 1923, died 2 January 2008.

King Ananda Mahidol, b. 20 September 1925, died 9 June 1946; elected to succeed to the throne 2 March 1935.

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