Her Majesty Queen Sirikit is the daughter of His Highness Prince Chandaburi Suranath (Mom Chao Nakkhatra Mangkala Kitiyakara) and Mom Luang Bua Kitiyakara (nee Mom Luang Bua Snidwongse).
She was born on August 12, 1932. She attended kindergarten class at Rajini School, but subsequently went to St. Francis Xavier convent school at Samsen District in Bangkok. Her father later on became Thai Minister to France, then to Denmark and, ultimately, Ambassador to the Court of St. James in England. Her Majesty accompanied him and continued her general education in the three countries and lastly in Switzerland.
was while her father was stationed in Paris that she first met His Majesty
King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was then studying in Switzerland but went
now and then to Paris. The chance meeting in Paris ripened into friendship
and understanding. When His Majesty met with a very serious motor
accident in Geneva, Switzerland, and had to stay in a hospital at Lausanne,
Her Majesty was a frequent visitor. When His Majesty was well again
and left the hospital, he was graciously pleased to arrange for Her Majesty
to continue her studies at Riante Rive, a boarding school in Lausanne.
On July 19, 1949, Their Majesties were quietly engaged in Lausanne.
On March 24, 1950, Their Majesties landed in Bangkok by ship after a long
absence. On April 28 of the same year, the royal wedding took place
at Pathumwan Palace.
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