Thailand's Princess Sirivannavari could well be the most talented AND gorgeous royal in the world
Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana is the daughter of the current ruling king of Thailand, King Vajiralongkorn, but that is not the only noteworthy thing about the royal
Earlier this month, Princess Beatrice of York spoke to the general public about the hardships one has to face when they are a modern royal with a separate career outside the palace walls, calling it "hard to navigate." In an interview with British Vogue, the princess said, "There is no precedent, there is no protocol. We are the first: We are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we’re also princesses and doing all of this in the public eye.”
It looks like Beatrice, who works for a US-based company called Afiniti apart from performing her regular duties as a royal, should perhaps take a page from her Thai counterpart, i.e. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana's book.
Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana is the daughter of the current ruling king of Thailand, King Vajiralongkorn, but that is not the only noteworthy thing about the royal. Sirivannavari is also a noted fashion designer, along with being a dedicated equestrian, and she even once played professional badminton (where her team won gold at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games), in addition to following through all her duties as a royal.
However, there are quite a lot of other reasons for Princess Sirivannavari to be considered one of the most interesting royals of this era. In 2007, Sirivannavari was invited by Pierre Balmain to show her eponymous line at the Paris Fashion Week. Her debut collection for the brand was romantic in style and was actually inspired by one of her very own love poems.
"I started writing poetry a couple of years ago," she told Tatler. "It’s a tale of yearning between a young military officer and a farm girl — all facilitated by the titular horse, who carries the wounded soldier into the farm girl’s arms."
The royal is also extremely fond of horses, and she trains intensely in the sport of dressage. "I train six days a week, I’ll ride three horses for an hour each. I’ve had injuries. I’ve broken my leg, I have a screw in my left foot, but I have never given up," she told Tatler. "I put all my efforts into achieving my goals."
Her days in Bangkok are spent riding, working in the design studio or are taken up by royal duties. "And when I feel blue, I pray at the temple or go to the sea," she adds. She hopes one day to go to a show at the Royal Albert Hall: "I’ve not yet had the chance," she sighs.
However, Sirivannavari makes it extremely clear that her one true love isn't the fashion scene in Paris or the riding ring, but it's her homeland, Thailand. Of her country, she simply says, "We are inseparable."
And while Princess Sirivannavari tries to remain as far from drama as possible, the same cannot be said for the British royal family and their members, especially after the entry of their newest member, i.e. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. The Markles vs the Royal family saga is still on as Meghan Markle’s father continues to speak out against the royal fam.
In his latest interview with The Sun, 74-year-old Thomas Markle described the family his daughter is married into as being “cult-like.” “They are either like Scientologists or the Stepford family,” the retired television lighting director said in the interview, which was published on Friday. “If they hear anybody say anything, they just lock the doors. They need to speak up!” he added, presumably referencing an earlier claim he made that the royal family had been “in silence mode” since he began giving interviews to media outlets.
Earlier this month, Thomas also revealed that while he was “done” with the rest of his daughter Meghan’s new family and added that he was “not mad” at her or Prince Harry. “I’m not mad at Harry. I’m not mad at Meghan. I love them. I wish them well,” Thomas said during an interview with The Mail on Sunday. “But as for the rest of it, f*** it. I’m done.”