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His Royal Highness Prince Kitiyakara Voralaksana, Prince of Chandaburi, was the12th child of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn by Chao Chom Manda Uam, daughter of His Excellency Phraya Bisalya Sombati Boriburana of the Bisalyaputra family.

The prince was one of the first sons to be sent to England for his education.  On his return to Siam, he became Minister of Finance, a Member of the Privy Council for King Rama V and later on Rama VI, and was the President of the Commission for the Advancement of Commerce and Minister of Commerce.  He is remebered as the forefather of the Thai Ministry of Commerce.

The descendants of the Prince of Chandaburi uses the surname of Kitiyakara, among whom Her Majesty Queen Sirikit is a family member.

His Royal Highness died in 1931, at the age of 57.

1874-1931
 
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