Narisa Chakrabongse

Mom Rajawongse
Narisa Chakrabongse
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Born(1956-08-02) 2 August 1956 (age 61)
London, England
Spouse(s)Allen Levy (div.)
Korsvasti Svasti Thomson
ChildrenHugo Chula Alexander Levy
Dominic Phuwasawat Chakrabongse
Parent(s)Prince Chula Chakrabongse
Elizabeth Hunter


Mother Rajawongse Narisa Chakrabongse (Thai: หม่อมราชวงศ์นริศรา จักรพงษ์; rtgs: Naritsa Chakkraphong, given birth to 2 August 1956) is a Thai publisher, writer, and environmental activist.

Early life

She actually is the just child of Prince Chula Chakrabongse and his British wife Elizabeth Hunter. Her paternal grandfather was Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath, the Prince of Phitsanulok, who subsequently was the child of Ruler Rama V (Chulalongkorn) of Siam. As her mom was a international commoner, she just keeps the rank of Mother Rajawongse and isn't considered an associate from the Thai royalty.


Narisa Chakrabongse was created in Britain and spent the first many years of her lifestyle in Tredethy, Cornwall. She's studied background of art on the Courtauld Institute of Artwork, College or university of London. She wedded the Englishman Allen Levy and includes a boy, the musician Hugo Chula Alexander or Chulachak Chakrabongse. Afterwards they divorced and she remarried Korsvasti Svasti Thomson, boy of Mother Rajawongse Sai Svasti Svastivatana and Gary Thomson, and got a boy, Dominic Phuwasawat Chakrabongse.


She actually is the founder and CEO of River Books which publishes an array of books on Southeast Asian art and lifestyle, and may be the editor from the Oxford River Books English-Thai Dictionary. Chakrabongse Villas, the house, is a little boutique resort in Bangkok. She actually is the founding leader of Green Globe Base (GWF), an environmental advertising campaign organisation marketing education and understanding about issues associated with the surroundings in academic institutions. A well-known press character in Thailand, she withdrew from your torch-running wedding ceremony for the 2008 Summer season Olympics, protesting against China's activities in Tibet, the 1st person to take action on politics grounds, though others adopted. She is within the board from the Anglo-Thai Society, advertising good relationships and social interchange between Thailand and the united kingdom.As well as her aunt Eileen Hunter she's authored Katya & the Prince of Siam, a biography of her Ukrainian grandmother Ekaterina Ivanovna Desnitskaya (Mother Katerin) and her grandfather Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath.


(Selection) (Co-authored with Eileen Hunter) Katya & the Prince of Siam. River Books. 1995.   (Co-authored with Naengnoi Suksri) Palaces of Bangkok: Royal residences from the Chakri dynasty. Asia Books. 1996.   (Co-authored with Henry Ginsburg, Santanee Phasuk, and Dawn F. Rooney) Siam in trade and battle: Royal maps from the nineteenth hundred years. River Books. 2006.   (Co-authored with Naengnoi Suksri, and Thanit Limpanandhu) The Grand Palace and Aged Bangkok. River Books. 2010.   (Co-authored with Worawat Thonglor) Riverside Dishes: Thai Cooking at Chakrabongse Villas. River Books. 2014.  


Ancestors of Narisa Chakrabongse                                     16. (=18.) Mongkut, Rama IV               8. Chulalongkorn, Rama V                       17. Debsirindra               4. Chakrabongse Bhuvanath, the Prince of Phitsanulok                             18. (=16.) Mongkut, Rama IV               9. Saovabha Phongsri                       19. Piam Sucharitakul               2. Prince Chula Chakrabongse                                   10. Ivan Stepanovich Desnitsky                       5. Ekaterina Desnitskaya                             11. Maria Milhailovna Khijniakoff                       1. Narisa Chakrabongse                                         3. Elizabeth Hunter