Princess Chulabhorn

Biography

Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn was born on July 4, 1957 in Bangkok, Thailand, and graduated from the Faculty of Science and Arts at Kasetsart University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organic Chemistry, First Class Honors, in 1979. Her Royal Highness completed her doctorate work in organic chemistry in 1985, and received her Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Mahidol University in July of the same year. As a gifted scientist, she was awarded the coveted Einstein Gold Medal in 1986. On December 1, 1987, she set up the Chulabhorn Research Institute to promote scientific research in Thailand, and she has lectured on a number of occasions before academic groups abroad. In 1982 she was once married to Flight Lieutenant Virayuth Didyasarin, a fighter pilot, and they have two daughters, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Siribhachudhabhorn and Princess Adityadornkitikhun. Both Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn have traveled abroad frequently to represent their country at a variety of ceremonies.