One of King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand’s two daughters, Princess Bajrakitiyabha is the eldest child. She is now 40 years of age and is a Thai diplomat. Read on to learn some things you might not have known about her. 1. She is the only one of the king’s children born to his first wife King Maha Vajiralongkorn – then the Crown Prince – was married to his cousin, Princess Soamsawali from 1977 to 1991. Their only child, Princess Bajrakitiyabha, was born after a year of marriage. The princess’ mother remains part of the royal family. 5 things to know about the Thai king’s former royal consort 2. She campaigns for the rights of prisoners Thai prisons are overcrowded, and the country’s per capita incarceration rates are up there with those of China and Russia. Princess Bajrakitiyabha has followed in her mother’s footsteps by taking a keen interest in social welfare. She is in charge of the “Kamlangjai” project, which translates to “Inspire”. It helps ensure that incarcerated Thai women, particularly those who are pregnant or mothers, are given the help they need – such as counselling and child care – to go back into society when they are released. She also runs a project entitled “Enhancing Lives of Female Inmates”, which campaigns for humane treatment of female offenders. The world’s 21 richest royals revealed 3. She went to school in England View this post on Instagram สมเด็จพระบรมโอรสาธิราชฯ สยามมกุฎราชกุมาร และพระเจ้าหลานเธอพระองค์เจ้าพัชรกิติยาภา #crownprinceofthailand #mahavajiralongkorn #vajiralongkorn #thairoyalfamily #thailand #crownprince #welovecrownprince #เรารักพระบรมฯ #ทรงพระเจริญ #Bajrakitiyabha #PrincessofThailand A post shared by @ welovecrownprince on Apr 19, 2014 at 8:54pm PDT The princess attended Rajini School in Thailand for her elementary and junior high years, but for secondary school, she moved to England and attended the all-girls’ Heathfield School in Ascot. This was a crucial preparation for her later diplomatic pursuits as she gained exposure to a different culture, which she echoed in her later education. That brings us to our next surprise. 4. She has studied law – lots of it View this post on Instagram พระเจ้าหลานเธอ พระองค์เจ้าพัชรกิติยาภา เสด็จไปทรงร่วมการประชุมและการอภิปรายระดับสูงของสมัชชาสหประชาชาติ ว่าด้วยอาชญากรรมที่จัดตั้งในลักษณะองค์กร ครั้งที่ 71 ณ สหประชาชาติ นครนิวยอร์ก สหรัฐอเมริกา ---- Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand attended the 71st Session of General Assembly of High-level Debate on Transnational Organized Crime at the United Nations in New York, United States of America. ---- Photos: Kittipong Kittayarak คุณกิตติพงษ์ กิตยารักษ์ #พระองค์ภา #พระองค์เจ้าพัชรกิติยาภา #princessbajrakitiyabha #bajrakitiyabha #princesspa #ราชวงศ์จักรี #chakridynasty #ประเทศไทย #ไทย #thailand #unitednations #un #newyork #nyc #unitedstates #unitedstatesofamerica #us #usa A post shared by Royal World Thailand (@royalworldthailand) on Jun 22, 2017 at 2:05am PDT The princess has a bachelor of law degree from Thammasat University, which she received in 2000. She also holds a master’s degree in law from Cornell Law School in New York (2002), as well as a doctorate in judicial science from Cornell (2005). In 2012, she was also awarded an honorary doctorate by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Her international education in the legal system has prepared her well for her role as a diplomat. And speaking of international affairs … 5 things to know about gifted Thai princess Sirivannavari Nariratana 5. She was the Thai ambassador to Austria View this post on Instagram สมเด็จพระเจ้าลูกเธอ เจ้าฟ้าพัชรกิติยาภา นเรนทิราเทพยวดี กรมหลวงราชสาริณีสิริพัชร มหาวัชรราชธิดา Her Royal Highness princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendiradebayavadi , the princess Rajasarinisirbajra Majavajrarajadhida of the kingdom of Thailand Love live the princess #ทรงพระเจริญยิ่งยืนนาน #Bajrakitiyabha #thailand #royalthai #royal #princess #longlivethepriness #longlivetheprincessofthailand #thailand #royal #royalfamily #bangkok #thailand #kingdomofthailand #welovethairoyalfamily A post shared by ผ้าไหมยกดอกลำพูน_thaisilk (@phamaiyokdoklamphun) on Oct 30, 2019 at 10:54pm PDT In 2012, she served as the Thai Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in New York, before being appointed Thai ambassador to Austria, a position she held from 2012 to 2014. The princess’ involvement in international affairs and humanitarian causes speaks well of her, and, hopefully, she continues to have a positive effect on the world. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .