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Princess Bajrakitiyabha joins military ranks

Princess Bajrakitiyabha being awarded the rank of General - Picture by Thai Royal Office

Princess Bajrakitiyabha being awarded the rank of General – Picture by Thai Royal Office.

Saturday, 13 February 2021, Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand: His Thai Majesty King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X), Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Armed Forces installed his eldest daughter, HRH Ambassador (ret.) Princess Bajrakitiyabha, The Princess Rajasarinisiribajra, in the Thai Armed Forces with the rank of ‘General’ after having accepted the appointment as ‘Chief of Staff of The King’s Close Bodyguard Command’ during a ceremony held at Amphorn Sathan Throne Hall in Dusit Palace. Her Majesty Queen Suthida was present during the ceremony. 

Princess Bajrakitiyabha (b. 7 December 1978) holds a doctorate in law from Cornell University (New York State, USA). After her studies she was trained in diplomacy at the Thai Permanent Mission to the UN.

Thereafter he continued her career under the umbrella of the Thai Ministry of Justice until she was despatched to Austria as Royal Thai Ambassador, serving from 4 September 2012 until 1 October 2014. She was concurrent head of mission as non-resident ambassador to Slovakia and Slovenia as well as Permanent Representative to the UN organisations in Vienna. 

After her ambassadorship, he joined the Office of the Attorney General in Bangkok. After her half-brother, HRH Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, Princess Bajrakitiyabha is second in the line of succession to the Thai throne. 
Popularly she is known as Princess Pa, or Princess Patty

For further information 
Bureau of the Royal Household: https://www.royaloffice.th/en/document-type/en-ประกาศสำนักพระราชวัง/

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