THE STRENGTH OF THE LAND
Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was born in Cambridge
Massachusetts, the United States of America, on Monday the 5th of
December 1927, being the third and youngest child of Their Royal
Highnesses Prince and Princess Mahidol of Songkhla. He is the direct
grandson of His Late Majesty King Chulalongkorn or Rama V who was
renowned for the great reforms which he made to all institutions of
His Majesty decided to go back to Switzerland for another period of study, but this time in the subject of Political Science and Law in order to equip himself with the proper knowledge for government.
In 1950, His Majesty returned to Thailand for the Coronation Ceremony which took place on the 5th of May. He went back to Switzerland for another period of study before the urgent call of his country and people brought him back to Thailand in 1951 to stay. It was in the same year that His Majesty’s royal development projects began.