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Phisadet Ratchani (ภีศเดช รัชนี)

Thai. Name of a prince of the late Rattanakosin Period, who was born on 1 January 1920 as the son of Prince Phitayalongkorn (fig.), and a brother to Wiphawadi Ratchani (วิภาวดี รัชนี), who after her marriage to Prince Piyarangsit Rangsit, became known as Wiphawadi Rangsit. He is one of the longest-living royal personages in the Thai history and a long and close friend of King Bhumipon Adunyadet (fig.), who he befriended when still a prince during his brother King Anantha Mahidon's (fig.) reign. He is an author and president of the royal projects of King Rama IX. In his youth, he studied in England and during WWII joined the British Army. After the war, he returned to Thailand and worked as an officer in the Border Patrol Police. Although in later life he has lived mostly in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, his official residence is Wang Pramuan in the khwaeng Silom, i.e. his parental home in Bangkok.