Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya (Thai: สิริวัณณวรี นารีรัตนราชกัญญา;[fn 1] Thai pronunciation: [sì.rì.wān.wá(ʔ).riː.]; RTGS: Siriwanwari Narirat Ratchakanya; born 8 January 1987) is a Princess of the Kingdom of Thailand and is the only daughter of King Vajiralongkorn and his former consort Sujarinee Vivacharawongse (commonly known as Yuvadhida Polpraserth) in the line of succession and to bear royal titles. She has produced works as a fashion designer, and competed in sports as an equestrian and former badminton player.
|Princess of Thailand|
|Born||8 January 1987|
|House||Mahidol (Chakri Dynasty)|
|Father||Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)|
Early life and educationEdit
She was born Mom Chao Busyanambejra Mahidol (Thai: บุษย์น้ำเพชร มหิดล; Thai pronunciation: [bùt.nám.pʰét má(ʔ).hì.dōn]; RTGS: Butnamphet Mahidon), but later changed to Mom Chao Chakkrityapha Mahidol (Thai: จักรกฤษณ์ยาภา มหิดล), and once again to Mom Chao Sirivanvari Mahidol (Thai: สิริวัณวรี มหิดล) upon order of Queen Sirikit. She has four full siblings. Following her parents' divorce, her mother moved with her siblings to the United Kingdom, where her father ordered her abduction and return to Thailand.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chulalongkorn University and a master in design from École de la chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne. She was elevated to Princess status by royal command of her grandfather, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, on 15 June 2005.
|Manila 2005||Women's team|
|Kuala Lumpur 2017||Team dressage|
Princess Sirivannavari represented Thailand in badminton in 2005 at 23rd South East Asian Games in the Philippines, winning a team gold. In this, she follows in the footsteps of her grandfather, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who represented his country in international sailing events. A badminton tournament that made its debut in 2016, the Thailand Masters, was named as the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters.
In 2007, she was invited by Pierre Balmain, the French couturier, to present her fashion show in Paris. Her debut Paris collection was titled Presence of the Past, which drew on memories of her royal grandmother as well as giving a modern interpretation to traditional Thai costume. The following year, she presented her own fashion show in Paris. She designed a dress worn by the Thai entrant in the Miss Universe Thailand 2018 pageant. YouTube personality Wanchaleom Jamneanphol was subsequently threatened with prosecution under Thailand's lèse-majesté laws, after describing the dress as ugly.
Sirivannavari began riding horses at age nine. She trained in France at the International Moniteur d'Equitation, Le Cadre Noir de Saumur. She competed as a member of the Thai equestrian sports team in the 2013 and 2017 Southeast Asian Games.
Titles, honours and symbolsEdit
Princess Sirivannavari of Thailand
|Reference style||Her Royal Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Royal Highness|
- 8 January 1987 – 15 June 2005: Her Serene Highness Princess Busyanambejra Mahidol, Chakkrityapha Mahidol, Sirivanvari Mahidol
- 15 June 2005 – 5 May 2019: Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana
- 5 May 2019 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya
- Royal decorations
- Thailand: Dame of The Most Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri
- Thailand: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Chula Chom Klao, Special Class
- Thailand: Dame Grand Cordon of the Order of the White Elephant
- Thailand: Dame Grand Cordon of the Order of the Crown of Thailand
- Thailand: Dame Grand Cross (First Class) of The Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn
- Thailand: King Rama IX Royal Cypher Medal (First Class)
- Thailand: King Rama X Royal Cypher Medal (First Class)
- Thailand: Recipient of the Commemorative Medal on the Occasion of the Coronation of H.M. King Rama X
Royal Cypher Flag of Princess Sirivannavari
- "HRH Sirivannavari Nariratana Vajiralongkorn". KL SEA Games 2017. Archived from the original on 16 January 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- Ellis-Petersen, Hannah (19 December 2018). "YouTube host faces charges for criticising Thai princess's Miss Universe dress". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- ศุภวัฒย์ เกษมศรี, พลตรี หม่อมราชวงศ์, และรัชนี ทรัพย์วิจิตร. พระอนุวงศ์ชั้นหม่อมเจ้าในพระราชวงศ์จักรี – กรุงเทพ : สำนักพิมพ์บรรณกิจ, พิมพ์ครั้งที่ 3 พ.ศ. 2549. ISBN 974-221-818-8.
- Simons, Lewis M. (19 May 2010). "Prince of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn: The Playboy". Retrieved 23 February 2019.
- "Thai Princess to Compete in Dressage at Asian Games". Retrieved 1 July 2018.
- "Paris meets Bangkok in collection by Thai princess". ThingsAsian.com. 13 November 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2008.
- Fashion Week : Spring/Summer 2008.
- Turner, Paige (11 November 2019). "5 things to know about Sirivannavari Nariratana, the gifted Thai princess". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
- "The 20 Hottest Young Royals – 16. Princess Sirivannavari". Forbes. 27 May 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2008.
SirivannavariBorn: 8 January 1987
|Lines of succession|
The Princess Rajasarinisiribajra
| Line of succession to the Thai throne
3rd in line
The Princess Debaratanarajasuda
|Order of precedence|
The Princess Rajasarinisiribajra
| Thai order of precedence
Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti