Bhutan

Grandchildren of monarchs: King Jigme Singye Wangchuck

With four wives and ten children, the King Father of Bhutan has several grandchildren – including the two sons of Bhutan’s current monarch, King Jigme Khesar Wangchuck. Let’s take a look at the King Father’s 14 grandchildren. The King Father’s most two well-known grandchildren are the sons of his successor and eldest son. Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Photo…
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King of Bhutan visits vaccination clinic

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan visited a vaccination clinic in Mongar on Friday, 26 March. He is currently on a tour of Bhutan’s eastern section alongside Queen Jetsun Pema, Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel and Prince Ugyen Wangchuck. This marks the first…
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Photos: Bhutan's Prince Ugyen Wangchuck celebrates first birthday

Bhutan’s Prince Ugyen Wangchuck celebrated his first birthday yesterday, and a series of photos were released to mark the occasion by the Royal House. Seven new photos were released that were taken in the gardens of Lingkana Palace in the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu. Lingkana Palace is the main residence of the King of Bhutan. Photos: Royal Office for Media Prince Ugyen Wangchuck…
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King and Queen of Bhutan unveil new family photo

Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema have unveiled a new family photo for the New Year. The image was taken on National Day on 17 December 2020 at Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Bhutan. The King and Queen are pictured with their two sons, Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel (4) and Prince Ugyen Wangchuck (9 months). The former will celebrate his fifth birthday in February…
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Bhutan's Queen Mother receives 2020 UN Population Award

Bhutan’s Queen Mother, Sangay Choden Wangchuck, 57, has received the 2020 UN Population Award for her contributions in raising awareness for population and reproductive issues. The Queen Mother was presented the award on 10 December during a virtual awards ceremony. Members of the Royal Family attended the special viewing ceremony as she was given the honour and were able to watch the…
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