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Bhutanese royals celebrate Central Monk Body's founding

The Bhutanese Royal Family has marked the 400th anniversary of the Central Monk Body’s founding with a prayer ceremony. The royals marked the day, which falls on 11 May, at Punakha Dzong. King Jigme Khesar, Queen Jetsun Pema, Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel and Prince Ugyen Wangchuck were in attendance. They were joined by emeritus King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and other members of the Royal…
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The youngest crown prince in the world

At only six-years-old, he’s the youngest heir crown prince in the world. The Dragon Prince is the elder son of King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema and is known as Druk Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel (or Dragon Prince Jigme Namgyel) of Bhutan. The Crown Prince of Bhutan…
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Winter Wonderland: New Royal Family photo released in Bhutan

The Bhutanese Royal Family has released a new family photo of the King and his young family. King Jigme Khesar, Queen Jetsun Pema, Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel and Prince Ugyen Wangchuck are photographed on 29 December on the snowy grounds of Lingkana Palace in Thimphu. The photo was taken after Bhutan’s first snow of the season. The image also features on the January calendar for…
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King and Queen of Bhutan mark ten years of marriage

The King met Jetsun Pema, who comes from the country’s elite, when she was around seven-years-old, and he was 17. Years later, they fell in love and became engaged. He announced his upcoming marriage during the opening of Parliament in 2011. His Majesty then described his bride: “Now, many will have their own idea of what a Queen should be like—that she should be uniquely…
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New photo released of Bhutan's Royal Family

The Royal Office for Media for the King and Queen of Bhutan has released a new family photo. The new photo features King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Queen Jetsun Pema, Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel (5) and Prince Ugyen Wangchuck (18 months). The image was taken in…
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King of Bhutan attends parade for recruits of army

The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar, attended the Attestation Parade of the 77th group of recruits to the Royal Bhutan Army at the Military Training Centre on Thursday. He was accompanied by his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema, and their eldest child, Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel, in…
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Queen of Bhutan launches national actions for the environment

Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan launched four national actions on Saturday to mark World Environment Day, which this year has the them of Ecosystem Restoration.” The four significant national actions are Bhutan’s Second Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Third National Communication (TNC) of Bhutan to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Low Emission…
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