It wasn't to be a happy birthday for the Princess, who was born 9 December 1971 to a family of modest means. She graduated from Bangkok Business College at age 22, and entered the service of Maha Vajiralongkorn as a “lady-in-waiting”. In 1997, Srirasmi enrolled in Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University and graduated in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in management science. In 2007 she received a Master of Arts degree in Home Economics from Kasetsart University.
|The always polished former Princess in happier times|
The scandal-plagued Srirasmi's abdication came to light last Friday in a terse carried in the Royal Gazette. The announcement said that Princess Srirasmi had requested in writing that she be allowed to her royal . No reason was offered for her resigination.
This request had been acknowledged by His Majesty the King and permission has been granted. Additionally, it was officially acknowledged by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Apart from her royal , she has also resigned her army position.
Srirasmi has returned all her jewels and been granted 200 million baht to support her new life as a .