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Royal Baby Alert: Queen of Bhutan gives birth to second child


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The King of Bhutan took to Instagram to announce the birth of a second son. The prince was born earlier today – 19 March 2020 – corresponding with the 25th day of the 1st month of the Male Iron Rat year, in the Lingkana Palace in Thimphu.

The full Instagram post reads:

“We are honoured to announce the birth of the second Royal Child of Their Majesties The King and Queen, a Prince, on the 19th of March 2020, corresponding with the 25th day of the 1st month of the Male Iron Rat year, in Lingkana Palace, Thimphu.

Her Majesty and the royal baby are in good health, and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey was delighted to meet his younger brother.

Their Majesties express their gratitude to the medical team, the Zhung Dratshang and to everyone for their well-wishes and prayers.

While this remains a very happy occasion for the Royal family and the nation and people of Bhutan, Their Majesties wish to remind all Bhutanese to be mindful, responsible and supportive to each other in the wake of the COVID-19 virus.

Their Majesties have everyone whose lives have been affected by this global pandemic in their thoughts and prayers.”

The as of yet unnamed Prince is second in the line of succession behind his elder brother The Gyalsey.