Vajiralongkorn in 1989, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun

Place of Birth: Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall, Dusit Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

Date of Birth: July 28, 1952

Ethnicity: Thai, some Chinese and Mon

Vajiralongkorn is the King of Thailand, having served in that capacity since 13 October, 2016. He was officially crowned on 4 May, 2019. He is the son of Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the King of Thailand, from 9 June, 1946 until his death on 13 October, 2016, and of Sirikit, who is queen dowager of Thailand. His reigning title is Phra Vajira Klao Chao Yu Hua.

He is married to flight attendant Suthida Tidjai. Vajiralongkorn has a daughter, Bajrakitiyabha, with his former wife Soamsawali (Kitiyakara); five children with his former wife, actress Sujarinee Vivacharawongse (Yuvadhida Polpraserth); and a son, Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, with his former wife Srirasmi Suwadee.

Vajiralongkorn’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandfather, Lord Rajanikul (Thongkham).

Vajiralongkorn’s paternal grandfather was Mahidol Adulyadej (the son of Chulalongkorn, also known as Rama V, and of Savang Vadhana). Mahidol was born in Grand Palace, Bangkok, Siam. Chulalongkorn was the son of Mongkut, also known as Rama IV, and of Debsirindra. Savang was the daughter of Mongkut, also known as Rama IV, and of Piam Sucharitakul. Through Mongkut, Chulalongkorn and Savang Vadhana were half-siblings.

Vajiralongkorn’s paternal grandmother was Srinagarindra (the daughter of Chu Chukramol and Kham Chukramol). Srinagarindra was born in Nonthaburi, Siam. Chu was the son of Chum. Kham was the daughter of an unknown father and Pha.

Vajiralongkorn’s maternal grandfather was Nakkhatra Mangkala, 2nd Prince of Chanthaburi (the daughter of Kitiyakara Voralaksana, 1st Prince of Chanthaburi, and of Princess Apsarasaman Devakula). The 2nd Prince was born in Bangkok, Siam. The 1st Prince of Chanthaburi was the son of Chulalongkorn, also known as Rama V, and of Uam Bisalayaputra. Apsarasaman was the daughter of Devan Uthaivongse, Prince Devavongse Varoprakarn, and of Yai Sucharitakul.

Vajiralongkorn’s maternal grandmother was Bua Snidvongs (the daughter of Sadan Snidvongs and Bang Bunyathon). Sadan was the son of Prince Sai Snidvongs and Khian Sasisamit. Bang was the daughter of uai Bunyathon and Wae Na Bangxang.

Source: Genealogy of Vajiralongkorn –

2 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    He married former flight attendant Suthida Tidjai.

  2. Manila says:

    He has been proclaimed King of Thailand.

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