hulalaxana varanand Chudadhuj lives in London but has been spotted at events in Bangkok so often that one could be mistaken for thinking that she has moved back here. Especially in the past year, during which time she has made around 10 visits since January. Married to MR Dilok Nicholas Chudadhuj, the couple have flown back every month and more to attend the royal funeral rites of his first cousin once removed, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Khunchai Nikky, as he is also known, is the son of Prince Varanand Dhavaj and English lady Pamela Smee and has lived in London all his life, making only occasional visits back to Thailand. A former representative for the Thai Office of the Civil Service Commission looking after Thai students in the UK, Chulalaxana often finds herself playing host to guests from Thailand. However, with her frequent trips back here in between taking care of her mother-in-law who recently had a stroke, this talented artist and cook may now find herself with less time to welcome her friends in London.