Ubolratana Rajakanya
Thai princess
Ubolratana Rajakanya
Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya of Thailand, or full name Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, is a princess of Thailand and the eldest child of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Consort Sirikit. She relinquished her royal title and settled in the United States with her husband, Peter Ladd Jensen, but returned to Thailand after divorcing in 1998.
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  • 2010
    On October 2010, she appeared in the film My Best Bodyguard (มายเบสต์บอดีการ์ด).
    More Details Hide Details Ubol Ratana has received the following royal decorations in the Honours System of Thailand:
  • 1980
    She visited in 1980, 1982, 1987, 1992 and 1996, taking part in several family events, before her permanent return in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Ubol Ratana was born with the titles of Her Royal Highness and Princess Chao Fa, but gave these up on her marriage to an American citizen. The title Chao Fa was lost because she married a commoner. She had previously held the royal title Chao Fa Ubolratana Rajakanya. She still retains the style of Tunkramom Ying, which means "Daughter to the Queen Regent". Since her return to Thailand, she has increasingly taken part in royal ceremonies, though not to the extent of her siblings. Ubol Ratana acted in the Thai movie Where The Miracle Happens (หนึ่งใจ.. เดียวกัน), released in August 2008. She plays the drama's main role of a lonely-at-the-top CEO who begins a life of philanthropy after the death of her only daughter.
  • 1972
    On 25 July 1972, Ubol Ratana relinquished her royal titles to marry Jensen, then lived in the United States with her husband for over 26 years. Her husband, as a foreigner, did not receive any royal titles. After years of rumoured marital problems, they divorced in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Ubol Ratana and her children lived in San Diego until 2001, when they returned to Thailand. Ubol Ratana and Peter Ladd Jensen had three children: two daughters and a son, all born in the United States. While Ubolratana Rajakanya Jensen remained in the U.S., her mother Queen Sirikit and other members of the Royal Family often flew to the United States for visits. Ubol Ratana likewise flew to Thailand along with her husband to visit her parents and the other members of the Royal Family, while joining them in royal ceremonies when she visited Thailand.
  • 1951
    Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya is the eldest child of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. She was born on 5 April 1951 at Mont Suisse Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland.
    More Details Hide Details She returned to Thailand and stayed at Ambhornsathan Throne Hall, Dusit Palace. She was styled Her Royal Highness by her father at the Royal Celebration of the first month birthday ceremony (Phra Ratchaphithi Somphot Duean Lae Khuen Phra U; พระราชพิธีสมโภชเดือนและขึ้นพระอู่) King Bhumibol Adulyadej gave her name and style Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi. Her names are derived from several royal ancestors: She has taken part in royal duties since she was very young. In 4th SEA Games in 1967 in Bangkok, the King and Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya competed in sailing and won gold medals. Ubol Ratana attended primary to secondary levels at Chitralada School. She went to the United States for her tertiary education. She studied at MIT, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1973. She later obtained a master's degree in public health at University of California at Los Angeles.
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