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:

b. 28 July 1952; proclaimed Crown Prince 28 December 1972; succeeded to the throne 1 December 2016, shortly after the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX); crowned 4 May 2019; married 1st 3 January 1977, Mom Luang Soamsawali Kitiyakara (HRH Princess Soamsawali) (b. 13 July 1957) (divorced 1991); one daughter; married 2nd 1994 Yuvadhida Polpraserth (divorced 1996); four sons, one daughter (no royal claim); married 3rd 10 February 2001, Mom Srirasmi Mahidol na Ayudhya (HRH Princess Srirasmi) (b. 9 December 1971) (divorced December 2014); one son; married 4th 1 May 2019 Suthida Tidjai (Queen Consort) (b. 3 June 1978).

Children of the King:

Princess Bajrakitiyabha, b. 7 December 1978; partner, Yuvadhida Polpraserth; four sons (no royal claim).

HRH Princess Siriwanwari Nariratana, b. 8 January 1987 (elevated status by royal command 15 June 2005).

HRH Prince Teepangkorn Rasmichoti, b. 29 April 2005.

Parents of the King:

HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, (King Rama IX), 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).

Sisters of the 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 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.

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