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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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Prince of Wales and other royals undertake engagements while in Japan for Emperor's enthronement

While many of the royals from across the globe travelled to Japan for the Enthronement Ceremony and other events regarding Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement, they also undertook engagements while in Japan. The Prince of Wales took time to tour the Nez Museum’s Japanese Garden yesterday. It exhibits “Japanese and East Asian art that businessman and politician Nezu Kaichirō…
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King and Queen of Bhutan offer prayers for victims of Sri Lankan attacks

Their Majesties King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema (called The King and The Gyaltsuen, respectively in Bhutan) offered prayers at the Kuenrey of the Tashichhodzong (Buddhist monastery) for those impacted by the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Their Majesties offered a thousand butter lamps filled with clarified butter during their prayers “in memory of…
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