Royal Patronage
& Royal Visits


HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun


HM Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother

Vice-Patron & Honorary President

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Honorary Vice-President

HM Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck The Royal Grandmother of Bhutan
HIH Crown Prince Akishino of Japan
HM King Frederik X of Denmark

Royal Visits

4 December 1954

HM King Bhumibol and HM Queen Sirikit being shown a rare map from The Siam Society’s collection

13 January 1962

HM King Bhumibol, HM Queen Ingrid of Denmark, HM King Frederik IX of Denmark,
HM Queen Sirikit, and HM Queen Rambai Barni grace the opening of the new library building.

26 February 1976

HM Queen Rambai Barni represents HM King Bhumibol at The Siam Society’s 72th anniversary celebration, and is welcomed by HRH Prince Wan.

22 December 1980

HRH Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan visits The Siam Society

22 June 1994

HM King Bhumibol graciously presides over the royal consecration ceremony for a Gold Footprint of Lord Buddha, which had been cast by The Siam Society for presentation to HM Queen Sirikit on the auspicious occasion of her 60th birthday anniversary in 1992. 

(His Majesty graciously granted permission for this Gold Footprint of Lord Buddha to be placed in Monthientham Hall, in the grounds of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.)

16 December 1994

HRH Princess Galayani Vadhana lays the cornerstone of the Chalerm Phrakiat Building

30 September 1998

HRH Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn opens the new Chalerm Phrakiat Building on behalf of HM King Bhumibol

12 January 2001

HRH Princess Galayani Vadhana presides over the official dedication for The Siam Society project of Wat Sra Bua Keaw Mural Painting Preservation in Khon Kaen Province

23 August 2004

HRH Prince Akishino of Japan visits The Siam Society

24 January 2005

HM Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck, The Royal Grandmother of Bhutan, visits The Siam Society

22 February 2006

HM King Juan Carlos I and HM Queen Sofía of Spain and HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the book launch of the first Thai Edition of El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha at The Siam Society

27 November 2008

HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visit The Siam Society