The Thai Princess, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, will soon experience an extreme change of climate. In March she is to visit the most northern part of Europe. Svalbard is a part of Norway and is located 400 miles from the mainland, inside the Artic Circle. She is the daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit.
The Thai embassy in Oslo has confirmed the visit and says that the princess will be arriving March 12. The itinerary is not yet in place.
Svalbard is home to 110 Thais and has the most Northern Thai restaurant in the world. The visit will undoubtedly be big news to the inhabiting Thais as the Princess is extremely popular. She isknown as “Phra Thep”, meaning “Princess angel”.