Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother was born on August 12, 1932, as M.R. Sirikit Kitiyakara, the eldest daughter of H.S.H. Prince Nakkatra Mangala, later made H.R.H. Prince Chandaburi Suranath, and M.L. Bua Kitiyakara, at the home of her maternal grandfather Chao Phraya Wngsanupraphat, M.R. Sathan Snidvongs, at No. 1808 Rama VI Road, Wang Mai Subdistrict, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok. She was named by King Prajadhipok, Rama VII, as “Sirikit,” meaning “The Splendor of the Kitiyakara Family.”
Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother attended the Kindergarten class at Rajini School, but subsequently went to St. Francis Xavier convent school at Samsen District in Bangkok in order to be nearer home. Her Majesty’s father later on became Thai Minister to France, to Denmark and ultimately Ambassador to the Court of St. James. Her Majesty accompanied him and continued her general education in the three countries and lastly in Switzerland.
Royal wedding Ceremony
On April 28, 1950, the Royal Wedding took place at Padumawan Palace before the Queen Grandmother. As democratic King and Queen, Their Majesties signed their names in the Registry Book of Marriages. Prince Chandaburi Suranath also appended his signature in the Book to show that he permitted his daughter, who was then under age and required her father’s consent to the marriage, to go through the ceremony of marriage. His Majesty then crowned the Queen in conformity with Thai tradition.
Her Majesty has four children, namely:
- Her Majesty the Queen gave birth to their first child, Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, In Lausanne, Switzerland, on 5 April 1951.
- His Majesty King Maha Vajirakongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua, born on Monday, 28 July 1952.
- Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, born on, Saturday, 2 April 1955.
- Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Krom Phra Srisavangavadhana, born on Thursay, 4 July 1957.