Learning More about Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana

Recognized as a role model and rare treasure of Thailand, Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra won the hearts of people from all walks of life. Her lifelong dedication to the betterment of the people left the country in grief when she passed away on January 2.

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International Community Joins Thais in Mourning the Death of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana

Thai people, whether they are in the country or overseas, feel a great sense of sadness at the death of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra. The international community has also joined Thais in mourning the passing away of the Princess, the elder sister of His Majesty the King.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana as a Devoted Educator

Recognized as a natural teacher, Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra devoted herself to improving education for young people. The death of Her Royal Highness on January 2 was a great blow to persons in education circles.

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Fifty People Allowed to Pay Tribute to Late Princess at a Time

The Bureau of the Royal Household has arranged that 50 people will be allowed at a time to pay tribute to late HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra in front of her portrait at Sala Saha Thai Samakhom inside Bangkok's Grand Palace to ensure that the pavilion will not be too crowded. The Bureau has officially announced that people can pay tribute at this venue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 3-9. After that, the people can pay respect in front of her royal coffin at nearby Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, the Bureau of the Royal Household has opened the pavilion half an hour to one hour before schedule so far due to long lines of people from all walks of life waiting to pay respect to the late Princess, who passed away on January 2, after a six-month treatment at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital for abdominal cancer.

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16 Nations Express Sorrow over Princess' Death

Sixteen countries, along with a U.N. agency, have added messages of condolence over the death of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said the messages were from Japan, Kuwait, France, Myanmar, Singapore, Bulgaria, Bhutan, Cambodia, Bahrain, China, South Korea, Nigeria, Russia, Ukraine, Laos, and Nepal. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific sent a separate condolence statement. Many representatives of foreign missions in Thailand also turned up in person to pay their last respects to the Princess at the Grand Palace where her body is lying in state.

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Treasury Department to Produce Memorial Coins of Late Princess

The Treasury Department will make memorial coins to commemorate the death of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana. Deputy chief of the Treasury Department Jaruwan Jantimapong said the department is working on the model of the coins. She said three types of memorial coins are expected to be produced -- those that are made of gold, silver, and bronze. The department will inform public the price and time they can buy the memorial coins.

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Foreign Leaders Sent Condolences for Princess' Death

Dignitaries and leaders of countries around the world have sent letters of condolence to His Majesty the King for the death of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana. A Foreign Ministry spokesman revealed that King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan sent a message of condolence to the royal family to show his great sadness for the passing away of the Princess. In addition, Chinese President Hu Jintao sent a message saying the Princess was an old friend of the Chinese people who made valuable contributions to the development of Thailand's friendly relations with China. The spokesman said other foreign leaders who sent condolences to His Majesty the King include the Bulgarian ambassador, the Burmese leader, and Singapore's top public figures.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana’s Great Contribution to Thailand’s Public Health

After the death of the Princess Mother in 1995, Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra carried on the noble works initiated by the Princess Mother, especially in the field of public health.

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The Life of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra

The whole Thai nation has united in sorrow to show their great respect for Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, who passed away peacefully on January 2. Although the Princess has left this world for good, she will always remain vividly in the hearts and minds of the Thai people and others who had the good fortune to have known her.

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Classical Music Conservatory to Be Built in Honor of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana

A conservatory of classical music will be built on Chao Phraya river bank in honor of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana and will be named after her. Culture Minister Khunying Khaisri Sri-aroon said yesterday that her ministry received approval from the Cabinet on 25 December 2007 to begin work on the project as a tribute to the Princess, who was known for her passion for western classical music. Meanwhile, foreign dignitaries and leaders across the world have sent their condolences to His Majesty the King and the royal family to share their grief over the passing of the Princess.



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