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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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Bhutan marks Coronation Day with new official photos

To mark Coronation Day in Bhutan, the Royal Court has released new images of the King, Queen and their two sons. The photos were taken in Dechencholing Palace in the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu. Five images were released showing the happy family of four with two of the…
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Bhutan celebrates a royal wedding

Amidst the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, Bhutan had a reason to celebrate on Thursday as the King’s younger sister married the younger brother of the Queen at Dechencholing Palace in Thimphu in a traditional Buddhist ceremony. Princess Eeuphelma Choden…
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Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck travels to Kuwait to express condolences on death of late Emir

Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck of Bhutan was sent to Kuwait on behalf of his older half-brother, King Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, to convey the condolences of the King, Royal Family and Bhutanese people on the death of the late Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah died at the age of 91 on 29 September in a hospital in the United States where he had been…
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The King and Queen of Bhutan name second son

The King and Queen of Bhutan have revealed the name of their second son. He has been named Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck and His Royal Highness will be referred to as Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck. The King and Queen attended the Trelda Tsechu prayer ceremony at Thimphu Tashichodzong…
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New image released of Queen Jetsun Pema as she's set to celebrate her 30th birthday

Bhutan’s Royal Court has released a new image of Queen Jetsun Pema as she is set to celebrate her 30th birthday tomorrow. The photo is not from the same set that was released a few days ago which saw the debut of the new Bhutanese royal baby. It was the first time the baby prince had been photographed and the first images of the new family of four. The name of the baby is due to be…
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