100th Anniversary of the Birth of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana

06 May 2023




100th Anniversary of the Birth of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana

This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra. Princess Galyani Vadhana was born on May 6th, 1923 and was the only daughter of His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol Adulyadej of Songkla and Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother to King Rama VIII and King Rama IX.

Her royal patronage projects included traditional Thai arts, education, sports, and social welfare, responding to the real needs and development challenges of underprivileged communities in Thai society while promoting cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue.

Multiple ceremonies are being held this month in honor of the Princess, both in Thailand and overseas.

Royal merit making at Amarin Winitchai Hall (May 6)

The Grand palace and Wat phra keaw at sunset.
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The Royal Gazette published a schedule of the royal merit-making ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Princesss Galyani Vadhana. The Princess’s Royal Urn will be placed on the throne of the Amarin Winitchai Hall for the ceremony and adorned for the occasion. 

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will attend the ceremony at the Amarin Winitchai Hall, The Grand Palace. The ceremony will start at 5 p.m. with an opening ceremony by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, lighting candles and incense sticks to pay homage to Princess Galyani Vadhana. Then the Prime Minister will give opening remarks in honor of the Princess, followed by the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). There will also be an orchestra playing in honor of the Princess’ contributions to science, mathematics, and culture in Thailand.