Monday, December 1, 2008

Thailand Princess FDC

Thailand FDC
Name: H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana's Cremation Ceremony
Date of Issue: 11 November 2008
Number: 857

Princess Galyani Vadhana of Thailand, Princess of Naradhiwas (Thai: สมเด็จพระเจ้าพี่นางเธอ เจ้าฟ้ากัลยาณิวัฒนา กรมหลวงนราธิวาสราชนครินทร์) (6 May 1923 – 2 January 2008) was a Princess of Thailand and the elder sister of King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII) and King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). She was also a direct granddaughter of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).

When she came to take permanent residency in Thailand, she made use of knowledge by teaching in many academic institutions as well as by helping her mother, Somdet Phra Srinagarindra the Princess Mother, in various social activities. During her life time, H.R.H. the Princess of Narathivat devoted herself to the education of young people and promoting social welfare in terms of medical and public health care as well as the environment. She had applied her experience to the development of the country. Her interests covered a wide range of experience in writing and academic pursuits. For this, she earned the titles, the Writer Princess and the Academic Princess. Many of the books she wrote have helped to enhance people's understanding of the country's history, customs and politics.

During the final stage of her life, the Princess of Narathivat was admitted to the Chalerm Prakiet Building in Siriraj Hospital. She passed away, at the age of 84, on January 2nd, 2008 at 2.54 a.m. The Royal Household Bureau has scheduled November 14th, 2008 as the day of the royal cremation.

Comment: No official FDC this time, but my friend got the designer's autograph for me. Thanks!!

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