Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit 83rd birthday

Today is Her Majesty Queen Sirikit 83rd birthday.

Sirikit (สิริกิติ์), born Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara (สิริกิติ์ กิติยากร) on 12 August 1932, is the queen consort of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King (Rama IX) of Thailand. She met Bhumibol in Paris, where her father was the Thai ambassador. They married in 1950, shortly before Bhumibol's coronation. Sirikit was appointed Queen Regent in 1956. Sirikit and Bhumibol have four children, one son and three daughters. As the consort of the king who is the world's longest-reigning head of state, she is also the world's longest-serving consort of a monarch. Sirikit suffered a stroke on 21 July 2012 and has since refrained from public appearances.

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit 83rd birthday

All around the country, in front of government buildings and public service offices but also shopping malls and the like, you can find pictures and similar honorary set ups to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit 83rd birthday

In Thailand, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit birthday is also celebrated as Mother's Day. These two days coincide in Thailand.

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