Chakriwat Vivacharawongse

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Chakriwat Vivacharawongse
จักรีวัชร วิวัชรวงศ์
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Born (1983-02-26) 26 February 1983 (age 41)
Alma materUniversity of Miami
  • Vajiralongkorn (father)
  • Sujarinee Vivacharawongse (mother)

Chakriwat Vivacharawongse (Thai: จักรีวัชร วิวัชรวงศ์; born 26 February 1983) was the 3rd son and 4th child of King Vajiralongkorn to past wife Sujarinee Vivacharawongse. Along with his brothers and mother, he fled Thailand after being banished in 1996. He suffers from a genetic condition, neurofibromatosis type II. He is also the founder and CEO of Chakriwat Medical Information Center.[1][2]


Chakriwat Vivacharawongse was born on 26 February 1983 to then Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn and then wife Sujarinee Vivacharawongse. He has 2 older brothers: Juthavachara (born 29 August 1979) and Vacharaesorn (born 27 May 1981); one younger brother, Vatcharawee (born 14 June 1985); and one younger sister, Sirivannavari ( born 8 January 1987). However, his sister was abducted from Britain and returned to Thailand and remains in the line of succession and keeps her titles.[3] Doing their time in Thailand, they grew up at the Royal Palace, but were educated in the United Kingdom and attended Sunningdale prep school and Pangbourne College, both in Berkshire. As a teenager, he was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type II after notcing a lump on his neck, which was later removed and biopsied. This later inspired him to seek a path in medicine.[4]

In 1996, Vajiralongkorn accussed Sujarinee of adultery and exiled her and her sons from Thailand, with him and his brothers being stripped of their titles. In 1998 at age 15, he co-signed a letter with his brothers where they accussed their father of "trying to erase memories of us" and that he never loved their mother and would force them outside of their house "every time he found another woman".[1]

In 1997, the United States granted them political asylum and were given passports, where Chakriwat continues to reside in New York. In 2006, he graduated with a BA in Psychology and Biology from the University of Miami, before going on to study medicine.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ibbetson, Ross (2020-10-07). "Exiled son of Thailand's playboy king battles life-threatening disease". Mail Online. Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  2. "Chakriwat Medical Information Center | Health Begins with Awareness". Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  3. Simons, Lewis M. (2010-05-19). "Prince of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn: The Playboy". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2023-06-11.
  4. "Chakriwat Vivacharawongse,MD | Chakriwat Medical Information Center". Retrieved 2023-06-12.

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