HRH Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda, only child of King Rama VI (1925-2011)
HRH Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda (born 24 November 1925), the only daughter of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI; the current king's uncle) dies on 27 July 2011, 16.37 pm (Bangkok Local Time) at the age of 85.
HRH Princess Bejaratana was born on 24 November 1925 in the Royal Grand Palace, Bangkok, as the only child of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) and Princess Consort Suvadhana. After having seen his only child for a day, the King died, on 25 November 1925. Her uncle, King Prajadhipok (Rama VII), performed the naming ceremony for the princess on 30 December.
In November 1957, mother and daughter moved back to Thailand. They bought a piece of land on Sukhumvit Road Soi 38, and build the Ruenruedi Villa Palace, which is still the home of the princess. Once the princess had settled into her new life in Thailand, she proceeded to undertake her Royal Duties representing the Thai Royal Family. Her special interests have been in connection to education, public health, Buddhism, the soldiers and police stationed at Thailand 's borders, and general public welfare.
Near the end of her life due to her age and health she had lately cut down on her Royal duties, but once in a while, she still did work related to her late father.
Princess Bejaratana died at Siriraj Hospital on 27 July 2011, same place of the King Bhumibol who has still done the treatment. One day before the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn's 59th birthday. There will be a mourning period of 100 days, starting from the day of her death. Her body will be taken to lie for the Royal mourns at the Dusit Mahaprasat Throne Hall, the Grand Palace, like the previous royal funeral, Princess Galyani Vadhana (the King's elder sister). The Royal Cremation Ceremony may be held next year.
The previous royal funeral of Princess Galyani Vadhana, the Princess of Naradhiwas (died 2 January 2008) on 15 November 2008...
BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In pictures: Thai royal funeral
I wish she rest in peace....
The royal cremation of Princess Bejaratana will be held on April 9, almost nine months after the Princess's death.
Today, Thai workers were adding the finishing touch to a newly-built royal cremation site for the Princess.
- The impressive cremation site
Several pictures from today's ceremony.
- The royal chariot with the urn of Princess Bejaratana
- The royal chariot carrying the royal urn of Princess Bejaratana
- Thai soldiers in ancient dress pull a carriage with the Princess's urn
- King Bhumibol Adulyadej left the Siriraj hospital to preside over a cremation ceremony for Princess Bejaratana
Gallery from Daylife
Thailand's frail king makes rare public appearance at his cousin's funeral as 200 men pull her urn through Bangkok on royal chariot
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