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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 and offered prayers along with Their Royal Highnesses Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel andGyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck. The prayer…
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King of Bhutan announces borders will close in televised address to nation over COVID-19

The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar, addressed his nation today regarding the COVID-19 outbreak saying that from Monday, Bhutan’s borders would be closed. “Starting tomorrow, our land borders will be sealed. “We are compelled to take this drastic measure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As you have been made aware through various government bulletins, the virus is…
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New family photo released of Bhutan's Royal Family

The Royal Office in Bhutan has released a new family photo of the King and Queen of Bhutan with their son, the Dragon Prince. The image was taken in February 2020 in the Throne Room of the Tashichhodzong in Thimphu. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck married Queen…
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Who is King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck?

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was born on 21 February 1980 in Kathmandu, Nepal, to King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his third wife, Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon (the current Queen Mother). He has one older sister, Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck (b. 1980) and eight younger siblings (four sisters and four brothers). His father has four wives, and as such, the King only has one full sister and one…
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Crown Prince of Bhutan celebrates his 4th birthday

Yesterday, the Crown Prince of Bhutan, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck (also called the Druk Gyalsey or Dragon Prince), celebrated his 4th birthday. To coincide with his birthday, his father, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck attended the consecration ceremony of the Druk…
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Who is Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan?

As it was just announced that the Queen of Bhutan is expecting her second child, we are taking a look at the Queen consort. Ashi (the equivalent of Lady) Jetsun Pema was born on 4 June 1990 to Dhondup Gyaltshen and Sonam Choki as the second of their five children in Thimpu’s Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. Through her mother, Sonam Choki, she is a distant cousin of her…
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