Friday, 12 August 2016
Queen Sirikit's 84th Birthday
Today is Queen Sirikit's 84th Birthday (in Thai สิริกิติ์). She is the queen consort of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King (Rama IX) of Thailand. 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.
Queen Sirikit's 84th Birthday; Queen Sirikit in younger years
This day is also Mother's Day in Thailand and replaces the international Mother's Day around the world.
Queen Sirikit's 84th Birthday; Queen Sirikit's personal standard, which you can see widespread throughout the country in August
Her formal name and title is Somdet Phra Nang Chao Sirikit Phra Borommarachininat Thai: สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์ พระบรมราชินีนาถ; "Her Majesty Queen Regent Sirikit". Her official title is Queen Sirikit.
At present, the queen ranks as Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet, and Marshal of the Royal Thai Air Force, usually mentioned in official documents that: Chom Phon Ying Chom Phon Ruea Ying Chom Phon Akat Ying Somdet Phra Nang Chao Sirikit Phra Borommarachininat Thai: จอมพลหญิง จอมพลเรือหญิง จอมพลอากาศหญิง สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์ พระบรมราชินีนาถ; "Her Majesty Queen Regent Sirikit, the Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet, and Marshal of the Royal Thai Air Force". The queen holds ceremonial supreme power, after her husband who ranks as the Head of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, in the Royal Thai Army
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