Chakri dynasty

Last updated on 17 November 2017

The Chakri dynasty (Thai: ราชวงศ์จักรี; rtgsRatchawong Chakkri, Thai pronunciation: [râ:t.tɕʰá.woŋ.tɕàk.kri:], Pronunciation) is the current ruling royal house of the Kingdom of Thailand, while the Head of the house is the monarch. The dynasty has ruled Thailand since the founding of the Rattanakosin Era and the city of Bangkok in 1782 following the end of King Taksin of Thonburi's reign, when the capital of Siam shifted to Bangkok. The royal house was founded by King Rama I, an Ayutthayan military leader of Sino-Mon descent.

Prior to the founding of the dynasty, King Rama I held for years the title Chakri, the title of the civil chancellor. In founding the dynasty, King Rama I himself chose "Chakri" as the name for the dynasty. The emblem of the dynasty is composed of the discus (Chakra) and the trident (Trisula), the celestial weapons of god Vishnu and Shiva, whom the Thai sovereign is seen as an incarnation.

The current head of the house is King Maha Vajiralongkorn who was proclaimed king on 1 December 2016, but has actually reigned with retroactive effect since 13 October 2016 after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The house's current dynastic seat is the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

House of Chakri
Emblem of the House of Chakri.svg
Chakri emblem
Country Thailand
Titles King of Siam (1782–1940)
King of Thailand (1948–present)
Founded 1782
Founder Rama I
Current head Rama X
Ethnicity founder Thai, Mon, Chinese
Cadet branches 131 cadet houses (91 royal and 40 viceregal)
Religion Buddhism

Royal family of Thailand

Grand Palace Bangkok, Thailand.jpg
The Chakri Mahaprasat, inside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, the dynastic seat and official residence of the dynasty.

The present royal family of Thailand is descended from Prince Mahidol Adulyadej of Songkla (1891–1929) and Srinagarindra (later Princess Mother) (1900–95) forming the House of Mahidol (ราชสกุลมหิดล) (a cadet branch of the dynasty). The Prince was a son of King Chulalongkorn and his wife Queen Savang Vadhana. The Prince was also the half-brother of both King Vajiravudh and King Prajadhipok. After the death of King Ananda Mahidol (Prince Mahidol's elder son), King Bhumibol Adulyadej (the Prince's younger son) ascended the throne in 1946. In 1949 the King married his first cousin once removed, Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara (a daughter of Mom Chao Nakkhatra Mangkala Kitiyakara, a grandson of King Chulalongkorn). Bhumibol was succeeded by his son Maha Vajiralongkorn officially on 13 October 2016, but was proclaimed King on 1 December 2016.

Members

This is a list of current members of the royal family:

Other members

Non-official members

  • Juthavachara Vivacharawongse (the King's first son, birth by his ex-wife)
  • Vacharaesorn Vivacharawongse (the King's second son, birth by his ex-wife)
  • Chakriwat Vivacharawongse (the King's third son, birth by his ex-wife)
  • Vatchrawee Vivacharawongse (the King's fourth son, birth by his ex-wife)

Former spouses

  • Sujarinee Vivacharawongse (ex-wife of the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn)
  • Than Phu Ying Srirasmi Suwadee (ex-wife of the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn)
  • Virayudh Tishyasarin (ex-husband of the princess Chulabhorn Walailak)
  • Peter Ladd Jensen (ex-husband of the princess Ubolratana Rajakanya)

Recently deceased members

Line of succession to the Thai throne

House of Mahidol 1966 (2).jpg
Photograph of King Bhumibol, Queen Sirikit and their four children, taken in 1966.

Notes

  • Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya (b. 1951) eldest daughter of King Rama IX, renounced her right of succession for herself and her heirs upon her marriage in 1972.
  • Juthavachara Vivacharawongse (b. 1979), the son of King Rama X and Sujarinee Vivacharawongse is not in the line of succession to the throne.
  • Vacharaesorn Vivacharawongse (b. 1981), the son of King Rama X and Sujarinee Vivacharawongse is not in the line of succession to the throne.
  • Chakriwat Vivacharawongse (b. 1983), the son of King Rama X and Sujarinee Vivacharawongse is not in the line of succession to the throne.
  • Vatchrawee Vivacharawongse (b. 1985), the son of King Rama X and Sujarinee Vivacharawongse is not in the line of succession to the throne.

History

Monarchs

Portrait Name Birth Start of reign End of reign Death Consorts Issue
Rama I Phrabat Somdet Phra
Paramoruracha Maha
Chakri Borommanat Phra
Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke
(Rama I)
20 March 1737
Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya,
Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya
6 April 1782
(crowned at the Dusit Maha Prasat Hall, Grand Palace on 10 June 1782)
7 September 1809
Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
aged 72
Queen Amarindra
and 31 other consorts
42 progeny
(17 sons and 25 daughters)
Rama II Phrabat Somdet Phra
Boromratchapongchet
Mahetsawarasunthon Phra Buddha Loetla Nabhalai
(Rama II)
24 February 1767
Amphawa, Samut Songkhram, Ayutthaya
7 September 1809
(crowned at the Phaisan Thaksin Hall)
21 July 1824
Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
aged 57
Queen Srisuriyendra
Princess Consort Sri Sulalai
and 51 other consorts
73 progeny
(38 sons and 35 daughters)
Rama III Phrabat Somdet Phra Paramathiworaset Maha
Jessadabodindra
Phra Nangklao
Chao Yu Hua
(Rama III)
31 March 1788
Thonburi Palace, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok, Siam
21 July 1824
(crowned at the Phaisan Thaksin Hall)
2 April 1851
Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
aged 63
42 consorts 51 progeny
(22 sons and 29 daughters)
Rama IV Phrabat Somdet Phra Paramenthra Maha
Mongkut
Phra Chom Klao
Chao Yu Hua
(Rama IV)
18 October 1804
Thonburi Palace, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok, Siam
2 April 1851
(crowned at the Phaisan Thaksin Hall on 15 May 1851)
1 October 1868
Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
aged 63
Queen Somanas Vadhanavadi
Queen Debsirindra
Princess Pannarai
and 58 other consorts
82 progeny
(39 sons and 43 daughters)
Rama V Phrabat Somdet Phra Paraminthra Maha
Chulalongkorn
Phra Chulachomklao
Chao Yu Hua
(Rama V)
20 September 1853
Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
1 October 1868
(crowned at the Phaisan Thaksin Hall on 11 November 1868 (1st time) and 16 November 1873 (2nd time))
23 October 1910
Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall, Dusit Palace,
Bangkok, Siam
aged 57
Queen Sunandha Kumariratana
Queen Sukumalmarsri
Queen Savang Vadhana
Queen Saovabha Phongsri
and 88 other consorts
77 progeny
(32 sons and 44 daughters)
Rama VI Phrabat Somdet Phra Paramenthra Maha
Vajiravudh
Phra Mongkut Klao
Chao Yu Hua
(Rama VI)
1 January 1881
Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
23 October 1910
(crowned at the Phaisan Thaksin Hall on 11 November 1910)
26 November 1925
Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
aged 44
Princess Consort Indrasakdi Sachi
Consort Sucharit Suda
Princess Consort Laksamilawan
Princess Consort Suvadhana
Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda
Rama VII Phrabat Somdet Phra Paraminthra Maha
Prajadhipok
Phra Pok Klao
Chao Yu Hua
(Rama VII)
8 November 1893
Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
26 November 1925
(crowned at the Phaisan Thaksin Hall on 25 February 1926)
2 March 1935 30 May 1941
Wentworth, Virginia Water, Surrey, United Kingdom
aged 47
Queen Rambai Barni (None)
Rama VIII Phrabat Somdet Phra Paramenthra Maha
Ananda Mahidol
(Rama VIII)
20 September 1925
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Weimar Republic
2 March 1935
(never crowned),
Reign under Regency from 1935 to 1946
9 June 1946
Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Thailand
aged 20
(None) (None)
Rama IX Phrabat Somdet Phra Paraminthra Maha
Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Rama IX)
5 December 1927
Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
9 June 1946
(crowned at the Phaisan Thaksin Hall on 5 May 1950)
13 October 2016
Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok, Thailand
aged 88
Queen Sirikit Princess Ubol Ratana
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn
Princess Sirindhorn
Princess Chulabhorn
Rama X Somdet Phra Chao Yu Hua
Maha Vajiralongkorn
Bodindradebayavarangkun
(Rama X)
28 July 1952
Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall, Dusit Palace, Bangkok
13 October 2016 Incumbent (None) 7 progeny
(5 sons and 2 daughters)

Timeline

Front Palaces

The Maha Uparat (มหาอุปราช) or the Krom Phrarajawang Bavorn Sathan Mongkol (Vice or Second King of Siam) (กรมพระราชวังบวรสถานมงคล) was an office that was bestowed on the highest ranking prince, frequently the monarch's younger brother or son. Until 1885 every Chakri monarch had appointed a prince to this office. The Uprarat and his miniature court would reside at the Front Palace (วังหน้า) (a palace complex to the north of the Grand Palace, now the site of the Bangkok National Museum). By tradition the Uparat was designated the heir to the throne, however only Prince Isarasundhorn was able to ascend the throne as King Buddha Loetla Nabhalai. The office was extremely prestigious and carried with it almost equal status to the king, this can be seen in Prince Chutamani (younger brother of King Mongkut), who was elevated to Vice King Pinklao in 1851 (he carried with him the styles and titles of a King). The office was abolished by King Chulalongkorn when his Uparat and cousin Prince Bovorn Vichaicharn died. He then declared his oldest son the Crown Prince of Siam, but not Uparat.[1]

Portrait Name Birth Start of reign
(Date of appointment)
End of reign Issue Monarch
(Relationship to the king)
Maha Sura Singhanat Somdet Phra Bawonratchao
Maha Sura Singhanat
1 November 1744
Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya,
Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya
1782 3 November 1803
Bangkok, Siam
aged 59
43 sons and daughters with various consorts King Rama I
(Younger brother)
Rama II Somdet Phra Chao Lookya Ther
Chaofa Krommaluang Isarasundhorn
24 February 1767
Amphawa, Samut Songkhram, Ayutthaya
1806 7 September 1809
(Ascended the throne as King Rama II)
73 sons and daughters with various consorts King Rama I
(Oldest son)
House of Chakri Somdet Phra-Bawonratchao
Maha Senanurak
29 March 1773
Kingdom of Ayutthaya
7 September 1809 16 July 1817
Bangkok, Siam
aged 45
40 sons and daughters with various consorts King Rama II
(Younger brother)
House of Chakri Somdet Phra-Bawonratchao
Sakdiphonlasep
21 October 1785
Kingdom of Ayutthaya
21 July 1824 1 May 1832
Bangkok, Siam
aged 46
20 sons and daughters with various consorts King Rama III
(Great uncle, son of Rama I)
Pinklao Phrabat Somdet Phra
Pinklao Chaoyuhua
4 September 1808
Thonburi Palace, Bangkok Yai, Thonburi, Siam
25 May 1851
(Received a royal coronation at the Front Palace)
7 January 1866
Thonburi Palace, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok, Siam
aged 57
58 sons and daughters with various consorts King Rama IV
(Younger brother)
Wichaichan Krom Phra Ratchawang
Bowon Wichaichan
6 April 1838
Thonburi Palace, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok, Siam
2 October 1868
(Appointed by the Ascension Council on behalf of King Rama V)
28 August 1885
Front Palace,
Bangkok, Siam
aged 47
(Title abolished after death)
28 sons and daughters with various consorts King Rama V
(Cousin, son of Pinklao)

Rear Palace

Krom Phrarajawang Boworn Sathan Phimuk (กรมพระราชวังบวรสถานพิมุข) or the Rear Palace, was another office inherited from the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. However, since the founding of the dynasty there has only been one rear palace. Prince Anurak Devesh was the nephew of King Buddha Yodfa Chualoke (his mother Princess Thepsuthavadi was the king's elder sister) was appointed to the office in 1785.

Portrait Name Birth Appointment Death Issue Monarch
(Relationship to the king)
Anurak Devesh Chaofa Krom Phra
Anurak Devesh
Krom Phra Rajawang Boworn Sathan Phimuk
28 March 1746 1785 20 December 1806
Bangkok, Siam
aged 60
(Title discontinued)
35 sons and daughters with various consorts King Rama I
(Nephew, son of Princess Sister Thepsuthavadi)

Crown Princes

The Crown Prince of Thailand or Sayam Makutrajakuman (สยามมกุฎราชกุมาร) is the designated and heir apparent to the throne and headship of the dynasty. The title was created in 1886 when King Chulalongkorn appointed his eldest son by Princess Consort Savang Vadhana, Prince Vajirunhis as Sayam Makutrajakuman. The title was copied directly from the Western tradition. Since then, there has only been three crown princes. The most recent crown prince, Maha Vajiralongkorn, was invested with the title in 1972 and became King in 2016. The succession is governed by the 1924 Palace Law of Succession passed by King Vajiravudh.

Portrait Name Birth Appointment Ceased to be Crown Prince Note Parents
Vajirunhis Maha Vajirunhis 27 June 1878
Inner Court, Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
14 January 1886[2] 4 January 1895 Died of typhoid fever at age 16 King Rama V and Princess Consort Savang Vadhana
Vajiravudh Maha Vajiravudh 1 January 1881
Inner Court, Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
4 January 1895[3] 23 October 1910 Ascended to the throne as King Rama VI at death of father King Rama V and Queen Saovabha Phongsri
Vajiralongkorn Maha Vajiralongkorn 28 July 1952
Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall, Dusit Palace, Dusit,
Bangkok, Thailand
28 December 1972[4] 13 October 2016 Ascended to the throne as King Rama X at death of father King Rama IX and Queen Sirikit

Royal consorts

Portrait Name Birth Marriage Became consort Ceased to be consort Death Issue Consort to
(Notes)
House of Chakri Somdet Phra Amarindra
Boromarajini
15 March 1737
Samut Songkhram, Ayutthaya
Around 1760 6 April 1782
Husband's coronation
7 September 1809
Husband's death
25 May 1826
Bangkok, Siam
aged 89
10 sons and daughters, 5 surviving King Rama I
(Mother of Rama II)
Sri Suriyendra Somdet Phra Sri Suriyendra
Boromarajini
Around 1767
Amphawa,
Samut Songkhram, Ayutthaya
21 September 1801 7 September 1809
Husband's coronation
21 July 1824
Husband's death
18 October 1836
Thonburi Palace, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok, Siam
aged 69
5 sons and daughters, 2 surviving King Rama II
(Mother of Rama IV)
Debsirindra Somdet Phra Debsirindra
Boromarajini
17 July 1834
Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
1 April 1851 9 September 1862
Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
aged 28
3 sons and 1 daughter, 3 surviving King Rama IV
(Mother of Rama V)
Saovabha Phongsri Somdet Phra Nangchao Saovabha Phongsri
Phra Boromarajininat
(Queen Regent)
1 January 1864
Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok, Siam
Around 1878 23 October 1910
Husband's death
20 October 1919
Phaya Thai Palace, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Siam
aged 56
7 sons and 2 daughters, 5 surviving King Rama V
(Mother of Rama VI and Rama VII)
Indrasakdi Sachi Somdet Phra Nangchao Indrasakdi Sachi
Phra Boromarajini
10 June 1902
Phasi Charoen, Bangkok, Siam
10 June 1921 1 January 1922
Appointed
15 November 1925
Demoted to the rank of Princess consort
30 November 1975
Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok, Thailand
aged 73
(None) King Rama VI
Rambai Barni Somdet Phra Nangchao Rambai Barni
Phra Boromarajini
20 December 1904
Bangkok, Siam
25 August 1918 25 November 1925
Husband's coronation
2 March 1935
Husband's abdication
22 May 1984
Sukhothai Palace, Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand
aged 79
(None) King Rama VII
Sirikit Somdet Phra Nangchao Sirikit
Phra Boromarajininat
(Queen Regent)
12 August 1932
Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Siam
28 April 1950 13 October 2016
Husband's death
Living: aged 85 Ubolratana Rajakanya
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn
Princess Sirindhorn
Princess Chulabhorn Walailak
King Rama IX
(Mother of Rama X)

Cadet houses

Royal houses

Siblings of King Rama I (both brothers and sisters)
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Narindrānkura นรินทรางกูร Prince Tongjeen, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Narinthra Ronnares
2 Devahastin
(other spelling: Thephasadin)
เทพหัสดิน Prince Ton, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Dhepha Hariraksa
3 Montrikul มนตรีกุล Prince Jui, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Pitaksa Montri
4 Isarānkura อิศรางกูร Prince Kes, the Prince (Kromma Kun) Issara Nuraksa
5 Narindrakula นรินทรกุล Princess Ku, the Princess (Kromma Luang) Naridara Dhevi
6 Cheshtānkura เจษฎางกูร Prince La, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Chakra Jesada
Descendants of King Rama I
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Indrāngura อินทรางกูร Prince Tuptim, the Prince (Komma Muen) Intrapipit
2 Dabbakula ทัพพะกุล Prince Tup, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Chita Bhakdi
3 Suriyakul สุริยกุล Prince Suriya, the Prince (Kromma Pra) Ram Isares
4 Chatrakul ฉัตรกุล Prince Chatra, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Surintra Raksa
5 Phungbun พึ่งบุญ Prince Kraisorn, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Raksa Ranares
6 Tārākara ดารากร Prince Darakara, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Sri Suthep
7 Duangchakra ดวงจักร Prince Duangchakra, the Prince (Kromma Muen Narong Kahariraksa
8 Sudasna สุทัศน์ Prince Sutasana, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Kraisorn Vichit
Descendants of King Rama II
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Mālakul มาลากุล Prince Mahamala, the Prince (Krom Praya) Bumraap Porapuksa
2 Abharanakul อาภรณกุล Prince Abhorn
3 Klauaymai กล้วยไม้ Prince Klauaymai, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Sunthorn Thipbodi
4 Kusuma กุสุมา Prince Kusuma, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Sepsunthorn
5 Tejātivongse เดชาติวงศ์ Prince Mung, the Prince (Krom Somdetch Pra) Dejadisorn
6 Phanomvan พนมวัน Prince Panomwan, the Prince (Kromma Pra) Pipit Pokpubentra
7 Kunjara กุญชร Prince Gunchara, the Prince (Kromma Pra) Pitaksa Tevesra
8 Renunandana เรณุนันทน์ Prince Renu
9 Niyamisara นิยมิศร Prince Niem
10 Dinakara ทินกร Prince Tinakorn, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Bhuvaneth Narintararith
11 Baidurya ไพฑูรย์ Prince Baidurya, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Sanit Narentra
12 Mahākul มหากุล Prince Toe, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Mahisa Varintaramres
13 Vajrivansa วัชรีวงศ์ Prince Klang, the Prince (Kromma Pra) Teves Vacharintra
14 Xumsaeng ชุมแสง Prince Chumsang, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Sappasilpa Pricha
15 Sanidvongs สนิทวงศ์ Prince Nuam, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Wongsadhiraj Snit
16 Morakot มรกฏ Prince Morakot, the Prince (Kromma Kun) Satitya Sataporn
17 Nilaratna นิลรัตน์ Prince Nilratana, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Alongkot Kitpricha
18 Arunvongse อรุณวงศ์ Prince Arunwongse, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Vorasakda Pisal
19 Kapitthā กปิตถา Prince Kapittha, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Bhubal Boriraksa
20 Pramoja
(other spelling: Pramoj)
ปราโมช Prince Pramoj, the Prince (Kromma Kun) Vorachakra Dharanubhap
Descendants of King Rama III
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Sirivongse ศิริวงศ์ Prince Siriwongse, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Mataya Pitaksa
2 Komen โกเมน Prince Komen, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Chetha Dhibentara
3 Ganechara คเนจร Prince Kanejorn, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Amarendhara Bodintara
4 Ngon-rath งอนรถ Prince Ngonroth
5 Latāvalya ลดาวัลย์ Prince Ladawalya
6 Xumsai
(other spelling: Chumsai, Jumsai)
ชุมสาย Prince Chumsai, the Prince (Kromma Kun) Rajasiha Vikrom
7 Piyakara ปิยากร Prince Piak
8 Uraibongse อุไรพงศ์ Prince Urai, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Adulyalaksana Sombat
9 Arnob อรณพ Prince Annop, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Udomratana Rasi
10 Lamyong ลำยอง Prince Lamyong
11 Suparna สุบรรณ Prince Subarn, the Prince (Kromma Kun) Bhuvanai Naruebentradhibal
12 Sinharā สิงหรา Prince Singhara, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Bodintara Paisalsobhon
13 Jambūnud ชมพูนุช Prince Chompunuj, the Prince (Kromma Kun) Chareonpol Pulsvasti
Descendants of King Rama IV
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Chakrabandhu จักรพันธุ์ Prince (Chao Fa) Chaturonrasmi, the Prince (Kroma Pra) Chakrabatdibhongse
2 Bhānubandhu ภาณุพันธุ์ Prince (Chao Fa) Bhanurangsi Savangwongse, the Prince (Krom Praya) Bhanubandhuwongse Varadej
3 Chitrabongs จิตรพงศ์ Prince Chitcharoen, the Prince (Krom Praya) Narisara Nuvadtivongs
4 Navavongsa
(other spelling: Napawongse, Nopawongse)
นพวงศ์ Prince Nobawongse, the Prince (Kromma Meun) Mahaysuan Sivavilas
5 Supratishtha สุประดิษฐ์ Prince Supradishtha, the Prince (Kromma Meun) Vishnunath Nibhadhara
6 Kritākara
(other spelling: Kridakara)
กฤดากร Prince Krishda Bhiniharn, the Prince (Kroma Pra) Naresara Vorarhidhi
7 Gaganānga คัคณางค Prince Gagananga Yukala, the Prince (Kroma Luang) Pichit Preechakara
8 Sukhasvasti ศุขสวัสดิ์ Prince Suksvasti, the Prince (Kroma Luang) Adisara Udomdej
9 Dvivongs ทวีวงศ์ Prince Davi Davalyalarp, the Prince (Kroma Muen) Bhutaresara Dhamrongsakdi
10 Thongyai ทองใหญ่ Prince Thongkong Konyai, the Prince (Kroma Luang) Prachaksa Silpakom
11 Kshemasanta เกษมสันต์ Prince Kashemsanta Sobhaga, the Prince (Kroma Luang) Brahma Varanuraksa
12 Kamalāsana กมลาศน์ Prince Kamalasana Lersan, the Prince (Kroma Muen) Rajsakdi Samosorn
13 Kshemasrī
(other spelling: Kashemsri, Kasemsri)
เกษมศรี Prince Kashemsri Subhayok, the Prince (Kroma Muen) Tivakarawongse Pravati
14 Sridhavaja ศรีธวัช Prince Srisiddhi Thongjaya, the Prince (Kroma Kun) Siridhaj Sanggas
15 Thongthaem ทองแถม Prince Thongtham Davalyawongse, the Prince (Kroma Luang) Sappasatara Subhakij
16 Jumbala ชุมพล Prince Chumbala Sompoj, the Prince (Kroma Luang) Sappasiddhi Prasonga
17 Devakula เทวกุล Prince Devan Uthaiwongse, the Prince (Krom Praya) Devawongse Varopakarn
18 Svastikula สวัสดิกุล Prince Svasti Pravati, the Prince (Kroma Pra) Somata Amornbandhu
19 Chandradatta จันทรทัต Prince Chandradhat Chudhadhar, the Prince (Kroma Muen) Vividhawarn Preecha
20 Jayānkura ชยางกูร Prince Jaiyanuchit, the Prince (Kroma Muen) Pongsadisara Mahib
21 Varavarna วรวรรณ Prince Voravannakara, the Prince (Kroma Pra) Naradhip Prapanpongse
22 Tisakula
(other spelling: Diskul)
ดิศกุล Prince Disvorakumarn, the Prince (Krom Praya) Damrong Rajanubhab
23 Sobhanga โสภางค์ Prince Sri Saowabhanga
24 Sonakul โสณกุล Prince Sonabandhit, the Prince (Kroma Kun) Pitayalarb Pruethidhada
25 Vadhanavongs วัฒนวงศ์ Prince Vadhananuwongse, the Prince (Kroma Kun) Marupongsa Siripattana
26 Svastivatana สวัสดิวัฒน์ Prince Svasti Sobhana, the Prince (Kroma Pra) Svasti Vadhanavisidha
27 Jayanta ไชยันต์ Prince Jayanta Mongkol, the Prince (Kroma Muen) Mahisara Rajharuetai
Descendants of King Rama V
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Kitiyākara กิติยากร Prince Kitiyakara Voralaksana, Prince (Kromma Pra) of Chanthaburi[5]
2 Rabībadhana รพีพัฒน์ Prince Raphi Phatthanasak, Prince (Kromma Luang) of Rajaburi[5]
3 Pavitra ประวิตร Prince Pravitra Vadhanodom, Prince (Kromma Luang) of Prachin[5]
4 Chirapravati จิรประวัติ Prince Chirapravati Voradej, Prince (Kromma Luang) of Nakorn Jaisri[5]
5 Ābhākara อาภากร Prince Abhakara Kiartivongse, Prince (Kromma Luang) of Chumphon[5]
6 Paribatra บริพัตร Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand, Prince (Kromma Pra) of Nakon Sawan[5]
7 Chhatr-jaya ฉัตรชัย Prince Purachatra Jayakara, Prince (Kromma Pra) of Kamphaengphet[5]
8 Beñ-badhana เพ็ญพัฒน์ Prince Benbadhanabongse, Prince (Kromma Muen) of Phichai[5]
9 Chakrabongs จักรพงษ์ Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath, Prince (Kromma Luang) of Phitsanulok[5]
10 Yugala
(other spelling: Yukol)
ยุคล Prince Yugala Dighambara, Prince (Kromma Luang) of Lopburi[5]
11 Vudhijaya วุฒิชัย Prince Vudhijaya Chalermlabha, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Singhavikrom Kriangkrai[5]
12 Suriyong สุริยง Prince Suriyong Prayurabandhu, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Jaiya Sri Suriyopas[5]
13 Rangsit รังสิต Prince Rangsit Prayurasakdi, Prince (Krom Praya) of Chainat[5]
14 Mahidol
(original spelling: Mahitala)
มหิดล Prince Mahidol Adulyadej, Prince (Kromma Luang) of Songkhla, progenitor of the current Royal Family[5]
15 Chudādhuj จุฑาธุช Prince Chudadhuj Dharadilok, Prince (Kromma Kun) of Bejrapurana[5]
15.1 Varanand วรานันท์ Prince Varananda Dhavaj, son of Prince Chudadhuj Dharadilok, opted to use a new surname of Varanand for his children, instead of Chudadhuj. It was assumed that was because his wife was not Thai, but English.
Adopted son of King Rama VII
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Sakdidej Bhanubhandhu ศักดิเดช ภาณุพันธุ์ Prince Chirasakdi Suprabhat. Although King Rama VII did not have any children, he adopted a cousin, youngest son of Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse, the Prince (Krom Praya) Bhanubandhuwongse Varadej.
Descendants of King Rama IX and King Rama X
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Vivacharawongse วิวัชรวงศ์ King Vajiralongkorn (King Rama X), when he was the Crown Prince.

Viceregal houses

Descendants of Maha Sura Singhanat
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Asuni อสุนี Prince Asuni, the Prince (Komma Muen) Senithep
2 Sankhadat สังขทัต Prince Sungkatat, the Prince (Kromma Kun) Naranuchit
3 Padmasinha ปัทมสิงห Prince Bua
4 Nirasinha นีรสิงห์ Prince Ner
Descendants of Anurak Devesh
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Pālakavangsa ปาลกะวงษ์ Prince Pan, the Prince (Kramma Muen) Naratevesra
2 Senivansa เสนีย์วงศ์ Prince Dang, the Prince (Kromma Luang) Seni Boriraksa
Descendants of Maha Senanurak
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Israsenā อิศรเสนา Prince Pongsa Isaresra, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Kasatriya Srisakdidej
2 Panyankasenā บรรยงกะเสนา Prince Prayong, the Prince (Kromma Kun) Dhibesra Bavorn
3 Byagghasenā พยัคฆเสนา Prince Sua
4 Bhumrindra ภุมรินทร Prince Bhumarindara
5 Ransisenā รังสิเสนา Prince Yai
6 Sahāvudha สหาวุธ Prince Chumsaeng
7 Yugandhara ยุคันธร Prince Yukandara, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Anantakarn Rithi
8 Sisankha สีสังข์ Prince Seesangka
9 Rajanikara รัชนีกร Prince Rajnikorn
10 Rongthrong รองทรง Prince Rongthong, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Siddhi Sukhumkarn
Descendants of Sakdiphonlasep
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Anujasakdi อนุชศักดิ์ Prince Nuj
2 Kambhu กำภู Prince Kambhu
3 Kesarā เกสะรา Prince Kesra, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Anubhap Pisalsakda
4 Israsakdi อิศรศักดิ์ Prince (Chao Fa) Isarapongsa
5 Nandisakdi นันทิศักดิ์ Prince Reung Kanong
Descendants of Pinklao
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Navaratna
(other spelling: Navaratana, Navarat)
นวรัตน Prince Naovaratana, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Satitaya Dhamrongsakda
2 Sudharos สุธารส Prince Sudharos
3 Toshaniya โตษะณีย์ Prince Tosini
4 Vararatna วรรัตน์ Prince Voraratana, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Pisal Bavorasakda
5 Bhānumasa ภาณุมาศ Prince Bhanumas
6 Hastindra หัสดินทร์ Prince Hasdindara, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Boriraksa Narindararitti
7 Nandavan นันทวัน Prince Nanthawan
8 Yugandharānanda ยุคนธรานนท์ Prince Yukundara
9 Charunrochna จรูญโรจน์ Prince Charoonroj Ruengsri, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Charasporn Padipan
10 Prommes พรหมเมศ Prince Prommes
11 Saysanan สายสนั่น Prince Saisanan
Descendants of Wichaichan
No. Surname Thai Descended from
1 Vilayavongs วิไลยวงศ์ Prince Vilai Voravilas
2 Kānchanavichai กาญจนวิชัย Prince Kanjanopas Rasmi, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Charnvijaiya Bavornyos
3 Rajani รัชนี Prince Rajani Chamcharas, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Pitaya Longkorn
4 Kalyānavongs กัลยาณวงศ์ Prince Kalayana Pravati, the Prince (Kromma Muen) Kavipojana Suprija
5 Sudasaniya สุทัศนีย์ Prince Sutasna Nibhadorn
6 Varavudhi วรวุฒิ Prince Voravudhi Abara Rajakumar
7 Ruchavijai รุจจวิชัย Prince Ruja Vorachavi
8 Visuddhi วิสุทธิ Prince Bavora Visudhi

See also

References

External links

Royal house
Chakri Dynasty
Founding year: 1782
Preceded by
Thonburi Kingdom
Ruling Dynasty of the
Kingdom of Thailand
(Kingdom of Siam)

6 April 1782−present day
Incumbent

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.