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Friday, December 28, 2007

Thailand - Princess Galyani Stamp


Thailand has a stamp issued of their beloved Princess Galyani. The Princess was born in London, England on May 6, 1923. She is currently 84 years old. She is the eldest sister of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX).

She is a known world traveler who has keen interests in education and music. She has produced books and videos of the countries that she has visited. One of her prime focuses has been educating the Thai public on the culture and history of other countries. Thai television stations have aired her adventures before and during her travels to various lands.

She is the president and honorary president of many charitable organizations in Thailand. Some of her favorites are the Princess Mother’s Charity Fund, The Autistic Foundation of Thailand and the Cardiac Children’s Foundation.

In 1944, the Princess married a commoner and lost her Royal title. After her divorce, she worked tirelessly for the Thai people. In 1950, her Royal title was restored by HM the King as a reward for her hard work.

With education being her main passion, she has penned many books on history, philosophy and ancient ceremonies. The Princess has presided over many charity functions. She has particular interests in classical music and the arts.

Currently the Princesses health is deteriorating. She was admitted into the hospital in June of 2007. There it was discovered that she has stomach Cancer. In the past few weeks, other health complications have erupted. She is currently receiving treatments for blood clots to the brain. The Thai people are still hoping for a full recovery for their beloved Princess.

If you would like to purchase this individual stamp commemorating Princess Galyani, please visit www.stampcenter.com for more information.

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