Dipangkorn Rasmijoti

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Dipangkorn Rasmijoti
Prince of Thailand
King of Thailand
Reign 13 October 2016– present
Predecessor Maha Vajiralongkorn
Monarch Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)
Born (2005-04-29) 29 April 2005 (age 12)
Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
House Mahidol (Chakri Dynasty)
Father Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)
Mother Srirasmi Suwadee
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti (born 29 April 2005; Thai: ทีปังกรรัศมีโชติ; rtgsThipangkon Ratsamichot; Thai pronunciation: [tʰiːpaŋkɔːn rátsàmǐːtɕʰôːt]) is a member of the country's Chakri dynasty and heir presumptive to the throne of Thailand. He is the fifth son of King Vajiralongkorn, his mother is Srirasmi Suwadee, the king's third legal wife. His father also has a daughter by his first wife and five children (four sons and a daughter) by his second wife; all the children of the second wife were born before the then-crown prince married their mother but after the Crown Prince married her the 5 children were legitimised by marriage. After the Crown Prince divorced his second wife in 1996, he disowned her sons. Thus, Dipangkorn is the only recognised son of the king.[1]

The prince is styled as His Royal Highness. A royal ceremony, called Phra Ratchaphithi Somphot Duean Lae Khuen Phra U (พระราชพิธีสมโภชเดือนและขึ้นพระอู่), to celebrate the first month of the prince was held on 17 June 2005 at Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok.

Position to the throne[edit]

Prince Dipangkorn is the heir presumptive to his father and first in line to the throne. However, because of Vajiralongkorn's December 2014 divorce from Srirasmi, Dipangkorn's position in the line of succession is uncertain, the 1924 Palace Law of Succession lists "the order in the line of succession", following the first-born son of the king to be "the first-born son of the said prince and his royal consort" followed by "younger sons, in order, of the said prince and his royal consort." When Vajiralongkorn ended his relationship with his second wife, he disowned their four sons and said they had renounced their royal titles. However, the Royal Palace continued to recognize their right to use the style HSH, or His Serene Highness.[2]

Royal Decorations[edit]

  • King Rama IX Royal Cypher Medal (Thailand) ribbon.png King Rama IX Royal Cypher Medal (First Class)


Royal cypher of Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti
Styles of
Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti
of Thailand
Royal Flag of Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti.png
Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "What happens when the King of Thailand dies?". royalcentral.co.uk. October 12, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ "What's behind the downfall of Thailand's Princess Srirasmi?". BBC News. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Dipangkorn Rasmijoti at Wikimedia Commons

Dipangkorn Rasmijoti
Born: 29 April 2005
Lines of succession
Line of succession to the Thai throne
1st position
Followed by
Princess Bajrakitiyabha