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History of H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Raja Pitucha Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn, Princess [Krom Luang] of Bejraburi Raja Sirindhorn
 
Birth
H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Raja Pitucha Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn, Princess [Krom Luang]of Bejraburi Raja Siridhorn was the 43 rd daughter of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) and Her Majesty Queen [Somdetch Phra (Sri Savarindra) Baromma Raja Devi Phra Phan Vassa Ayika Chao] Sri Savarindra the Queen Grandmother. She was born on Wednesday April 16, 2427 B.E. which is equivalent to the fifth month of the sixth waning moon of the year of Monkey in the lunar calendar at the palace of Her Majesty Queen [Somdetch Phra Nang Chao (Sawang Vadhana) Phra Baromma Raja Devi] Savang Vadhana within the grand palace. She had the following siblings as follows:
 
• Prince and Royal Highness [Somdetch Phra Chao Lukya Ther Chao Fa] Maha Vajirunhis , and later created H.R.H. Crown Prince [Somdetch Phra Baromma Orasadhiraj Chao Fa (Maha Vajirunhis ) Sayam Makuth Raj Kumarn] Maha Vajirunhis in the reign of King Rama V
• H.R.H. Prince [Phra Chao Lukya Ther Phra Ong Chao] Isariyabhorn, and later created H.R.H. Prince [Phra Chao Barommawongse Ther Phra Ong Chao] Isariyabhorn
• Princess and Royal Highness [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Vichitra Chiraprabha, and later created Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Barommawongse Ther Chao Fa] Vichitra Chiraprabha
• Prince and Royal Highness [Somdetch Phra Chao Lukya Ther Chao Fa] Sommatiwongse Varodaya, and later created H.R.H. Prince [Somdetch Phra Chao Barommawongse Ther Chao Fa] Sommatiwongse Varodaya, Prince [Krom Khun] of Sri Dharmaraj
• Princess and Royal Highness [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk ther Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn, later created H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Raja Pitucha Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn, Princess [Krom Luang] of Bejraburi Raja Sirindhorn
• Princess and Royal Highness [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Sirabhorn Sobhon, and later created H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Barommawongse Ther Chao Fa] Sirabhorn Sobhon
• Prince and Royal Highness [Somdetch Phra Chao Lukya Ther Chao Fa] Mahidol Aduljadej [Krom Khun] Songkla Nagarindra, Prince [Krom Khun] of Songkhla and later created H.R.H.Prince [Somdetch Phra (Mahitala Dhibesra Adulyadej Vikrom) Phra Baromma Rajajanok] Mahitala Dhibesra Adulyadej Vikrom the Prince Father
• Prince and Royal Highness [Somdetch Phra Chao Lukya Ther Chao Fa], not being named yet as he passed away after three days of birth.
 
After being one month old, H.M. the King granted a celebration of one month ceremony on May 29, 2427 B.E. at the palace of Her Majesty Queen [Somdetch Phra Nang Chao (Sawang Vadhana) Phra Baromma Raja Devi] Savang Vadhana. Then His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) granted the name “H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn Narindra Dhepaya Kumari”.
 
Youth
In 2431 B.E. Her Majesty Queen [Somdetch Phra Nang Chao (Sawang Vadhana) Phra Baromma Raja Devi] Savang Vadhana delivered a daughter named Princess and Royal Highness [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Sirabhorn Sobhon Pimol Rattanawadi. At that time, H.R.H. [ Phra Nang Chao] Saovabha Phongsri Phra Vora Raja Devi lost two daughters in 2430 B.E., therefore, she asked Her Majesty Queen [Somdetch Phra Nang Chao (Sawang Vadhana) Phra Baromma Raja Devi] Savang Vadhana to adopt Princess and Royal Highness [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn. Since then she had Mrs Chandra Xuto as a baby sitter until Mrs. Chandra passed away in 2462 B.E.
 
Education
H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn first went to school on May 18, 2436 B.E. at Rajakumari School, which was located at Amarindra Winitchaya Throne Hall. Her teacher for the Thai language was Phraya Issarasophon. Her teachers for the English language were Her Serene Highness Princess Mantharob Kamalasana, Her Serene Highness Princess Bichitra Chirabha Devakul, Mom Chandra Devakul, and H.R.H. Prince Svasti Sobhon.
 
Top-Knot Cutting Ceremony
When H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn was 12 years old, His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) hold the top-knot cutting ceremony and created his two daughters H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn and H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Malini Nobhadara.
 
Favorite Food
H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn usually had meal in the living room. The ladies-in-waiting brought the set of meal from the kitchen to the dining room which was furnished with carpet and she liked to recline at a triangular cushion. The favorite meal included grilled catfish and sweet sliced-pork. The favorite fruit was cut-sugar cane. H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana, Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, on an interview, stated that when.H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn was young, she did not like grapes as they were imported expensive fruit.
 
Adolescence
H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn was also close to her siblings, however the closest female siblings were H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Malini Nobhadara, H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Nibha Nobhadol, H.R.H. Princess [Phra Chao Luk Ther Phra Ong Chao] Yaovabhabongse Sanidh, H,R.H. Princess [Phra Chao Luk Ther Phra Ong Chao] Prabha Barnbilaya, H.R.H. Princess [Phra Chao Luk Ther Phra Ong Chao] Varpi Busbakara. The closest male siblings were, H.R.H. Prince [Phra Chao Lukya Ther Chao Fa] Chakrabongse Bhuvanath, H.R.H. Prince [Phra Chao Lukya Ther Phra Ong Chao] Rangsit Prayurasakdi, H.R.H. Prince [Phra Chao Lukya Ther Phra Ong Chao] Purachatra Jayakara and, H.R.H. Prince [Phra Chao Lukya Ther Phra Ong Chao] Kitiyakara Voralaksana. Especially H.R.H. Princess [Phra Chao Luk Ther Phra Ong Chao] Yaovabhabongse Sanidh used to accompany her to many places and usually had meal together. She was close to H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Malini Nobhadara because they were brought up together by Her Majesty Queen [Somdetch Phra Nang Chao] Saovabha Phongsri Phra Vora Raja Devi .
H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Chao Luk Ther Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn was keen in embroidery, she used to make embroidery work for plates and glasses, and sweaters. Sometimes she made flowers garlands and decorated flower vases. Sometimes she played games such as scaludo and scrabble. She selected colorful dresses by herself. Her favorite jewelry was pearl. Wherever she went, she liked to wear pearl necklaces as she had pearl of many colors.
 
The Death of Her Father
All Thais faced a great loss when His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) was sick and passed away shortly after his illness on October 23, 2453 B.E. This brought a great sorrow to his royal family and the people.
 
Death
H.R.H. Princess [Somdetch Phra Raja Pitucha Chao Fa] Valaya Alongkorn, Princess [Krom Luang] of Bejrabiri Raja Siridhorn passed away at 23.15 o’clock on February 15, 2481 B.E., suffering from broncho-pneumonia and chronic nephritis at the age of 54, which brought a great sorrow to the royal family, government officials and the people. The royal cremation ceremony was held at Pramane Ground on May 14, 2484 B.E.