Thailand stamp issue Prince Nares Varariddhi

By in History, Royalty on February 10, 2014
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memorial stamp for H.R.H. Prince Nares Varariddhi ThailandThailand issued a special memorial stamp for H.R.H. Prince Nares Varariddhi, or formly known as Phra-ong-chao Krisdapinihan, was the 17th child or the 8th son of His Majesty King Mongkut (Rama IV) and Chao Chom Manda Klin. H.R.H. Prince Nares Varariddhi was born on 7th May 1855 and was the founder of the Kridakara Na Ayutthaya surname.

Prince Nares Varariddhi

The Prince had served several important government positions in the reign of King Rama V, he had served as Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Ambassador to the United States, Committee of Metropolitan Police Division, Minister of Metropolitan Police Ministry and Minister of Public Works Ministry. Furthermore, he improved and reorganized the Police Patrol Division by following the model of Singapore Police Patrol Division after His Majesty King Chulalongkorn visited Singapore in 1890. Later the Police Patrol Division developed into the Royal Thai Police. H.R.H. Prince Nares Varariddhi passed away on 20th August 1925.

memorial stamp for H.R.H. Prince Nares Varariddhi Thailand block of four

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