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#TBT: Thai Queen Sirikit's 1985 Visit to Asia Society


Thai Queen Sirikit meets Blanchette Rockefeller at Asia Society in 1985. (Robert Glick)

In this 1985 photo, then 53-year-old Queen of Thailand Sirikit visits Asia Society and meets Blanchette Rockefeller, widow of Asia Society Founder John D. Rockefeller 3rd. In the background, Angier Biddle Duke, former ambassador to Morocco, Spain, and Denmark, looks on. Queen Sirikit was born to a royal family and in 1950 married Bhumibol Adulyadej just one week before he became King of Thailand. Today, her husband remains the longest-serving head of state and she the longest reigning consort to a monarch. 

Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. Some photos will feature important moments, some will feature important people, and others still will just be photos we love. Do you have an Asia Society photo you'd like us to consider including in this series? Please email the photo and any related details to [email protected] (we regret that we won't be able to respond directly to each inquiry).


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