http://www.blogcdn.com/news.aol.jp/media/2012/02/jigme-khesar-namgyel-wangchuck-823-022012.jpg, http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/196338-3x2-940x627.jpg. © 2017. His official coronation was done in Punakha on November 1, 2008 in a grand coronation event, which was graced by the presence of thousands of dignitaries from around the world. A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Oct 2, 2015 at 4:22am PDT. Encouraged by his father, he travelled to different countries as the ‘Crown Prince’ and attended several international events representing Bhutan and its people. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 40, and Queen Jetsun Pema posted a selection of photographs on Instagram yesterday ahead of the 12th anniversary on 1 November. She gave birth to the royal couple's first child, a son named Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, in February 2016. Khesar is the eldest son of the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, and his third wife, Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon. He married his wife in October 2011, with the couple welcoming their first child in February 2016. He maintains the ancient tradition of ‘Kidu’ that manifests the reign of Dharma King who carries on his holy duty of taking care of the people. The King can also be approached directly while on his road trips, when he meets probable appellants along the roadway. Hundreds of thousands more watched His Majesty's Address on television and online. The Bhutanese royals were once nicknamed the Will and Kate of the Himalayas. He is the Chancellor of the ‘Royal University of Bhutan’. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Queen Jetsun Pema was born at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu on 4 June 1990. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (འཇིགས་མེད་གེ་སར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་དབང་ཕྱུག་, Wylie: jigs med ge sar rnam rgyal dbang phyug), born 21 February 1980, is the current reigning Druk Gyalpo or "Dragon King" of the Kingdom of Bhutan. This is HRH Gyalsey's first National Day Celebration. The couple — who have a 1-year-old son, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck — have both studied in England, share a love of art, and were once dubbed the Will and Kate of The Himalayas. These brand-new photos of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s family are totally frame-worthy. The National Day this year was celebrated in the historic Trongsa District, and attended by several thousand people from Trongsa and other central districts of Bhutan. His Royal Highness The Gyalsey is one-month-old on 5th March. Before taking the throne, the queen attended Regent's College in London, where she studied international relations, psychology, and art history. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, at the 109th National Day celebrations in Trongsa. Following the 2009 and 2011 earthquakes and floods, His Majesty himself had overseen the rehabilitation efforts of the victims. The King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema will attend the royal cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at … I am certain I am married to the right person. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was born on the 21 February 1980 to King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his third wife, Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon.. Education. The fourth King declared that he would initiate to hand over responsibility to Khesar soon. Crops begin to ripen, and all hands are busy in the villages, tending to the farms. Her father is Dhondup Gyaltshen from Trashigang, the grandson of the Trashigang Dzongpon (Governor of Trashigang) Thinley Tobgye (aka Dopola 1893–1952). It is permissible to use a link that directs to Unofficial Royalty. She took the throne at the age of 21 in 2011, when she married King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, now 37. In his endeavour to interact with the people of Bhutan regarding the ‘Draft Constitution of Bhutan’ as also to encourage them to take part in the forthcoming democratic efforts, he toured widely across the nation. But it doesn't matter when you get married as long as it is to the right person. #HisMajesty #KingJigmeKhesar #KingofBhutan #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #Gyaltsuen #hisroyalhighness #GyalseyJigmeNamgyel #PrinceofBhutan #Trongsa #NationalDay #Bhutan #celebrations #happiness, A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Dec 17, 2016 at 12:28pm PST. After his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicated the throne in his favour, he became King on 9 December 2006. In 2005, he undertook a program at the ‘National Defence College’ in New Delhi, India and later did a year long leadership development program from the ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration’. They most recently visited New Delhi, India, in October, where their 1-year-old son reportedly melted hearts — and it's not hard to see why. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the fifth and present ‘Druk Gyalpo’ or the ‘Dragon King’ of the Kingdom of Bhutan since December 9, 2006. In 2011, the 21-year-old commoner Jetsun Pema married the 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Bhutan king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck visits Varanasi Rupee shortage, loans challenges for new government: Bhutan king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Trending in Panache Virat Kohli Sonu Sood Kangana Ranaut Ved Mehta Elon … Happy Birthday la, Your Majesty. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Meet Jetsun Pema, the youngest queen on the planet. #HisMajesty #KingJigmeKhesar #KingofBhutan #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #QueenofBhutan #HRH #Gyalsey #ZhabdrungKuchoe #May #calendar #yellow, A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Apr 30, 2017 at 6:49am PDT, • The secret code cabin crew use to point out attractive passengers• The 17 cities where the world's richest people want to live• A 2018 ranking of universities worldwide. Their union has been described as a love marriage, with Pema portrayed as a "commoner by the secretariat. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Her Majesty Jetsun Pema joined His Majesty the King on several of his royal visits to various parts of Bhutan before their wedding. Last year on Zhabdrung Kuchoe, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey received the name Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. Bhutanese Emperors & Kings, education: Wheaton College, University of Oxford, Phillips Academy, See the events in life of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in Chronological Order. Speaking about his wife, the king once told local reporters: "I have been waiting for quite some time to get married. His younger brother is Prince Jigme Dorji and younger sister is Princess Dechen Yangzom. Jetsun Pema became queen of the kingdom of Bhutan in October 2011, at just 21, when she married 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, also known as the Dragon King. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Dragon King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 35, announced in November that his wife Jetsun Pema, 25, is pregnant with a son On New Year's Day, they shared a … He then became a student at the … ‘Kidu’ schemes include providing educational aid to poor students, medical aid to senior citizens, state land to landless farmers and overseeing and assisting victims of natural disasters. He has three half-brothers and four half-sisters. The Bhutanese royals recently shared a series of never-before-seen pictures, featuring the 40-year-old king and his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema, posing with their two sons: Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel (4) and Gyalsey Ugyen (7 months). A coronation ceremony was publicly held on November 1, 2008, a propitious year that marked the first centenary of Monarchy in Bhutan. He is a proponent of democracy and strives to achieve improved standards in civil service, education and business sectors and in this pursuit travels widely across Bhutan meeting and encouraging the youth. In Dungkhar, the ancestral home of the Wangchuck Dynasty, from where Jigme Namgyel, the father of our first Monarch, set out to forever change the fate of Bhutan, it touched the hearts of everyone who witnessed the magical moment to see the past and present converge, when Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck returned. He was inducted as ‘Ponlop of Trongsa’ or the ‘Trongsa Penlop’ in Trongsa Dzong on October 31, 2004. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 31, … He has a younger sister, Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom, and brother, Prince Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji, as well as four half-sisters and three half-brothers. It is a Dzongkha title bestowed to the heir apparent of the Monarchy of Bhutan. A Coffee Table book on 25 Years of Partnership for Environment Conservation, documenting the achievements of the last 25 years, was launched during the event. He succeeded his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who formally renounced the throne in favour of his son. by Scott Mehl Ki… Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. The royal visits involve interacting with local people, students and public servants. His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen visited eastern Bhutan in June, and introduced His Royal Highness The Gyalsey to the people. Her siblings are two brothers, Thinlay Norbu and Jigme Namgyel, and two sisters, Serchen Doma and Yeatso Lhamo (the eldest, who is the wife of the king's brother, Prince Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck). Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Zhabdrung Kuchoe falls this year on May 5. On February 5, 2016, their son, ‘His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’ was born. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. (Jigme Khesar Namgyel is the fifth Druk Gyalpo or Dragon King.) King Jigme Khesar married Jetsun Pema in October 2011, in Punakha Dzong, followed by a public celebration in Thimphu and Paro. In 2006, King Jigme Singye Wangchuk abdicated the throne in favor of his eldest son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. The empress has held her position since 2011, Pema and her partner married in 2011 Getty Images, The queen had an extravagant wedding which included framing a giant portrait of her and her husband Getty Images, The wedding was attended by many Getty Images, {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, Meet the world's youngest queen, 27-year-old Jetsun Pema of Bhutan, • The secret code cabin crew use to point out attractive passengers, • The 17 cities where the world's richest people want to live, • A 2018 ranking of universities worldwide, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Follow Business Insider UK on Twitter. Her Majesty then studied International Relations, at the Regent’s College in London. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was with his wife Queen Jetsun Pema and their two children Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck and Prince Ugyen Wangchuck. He has supported many new government initiatives to empower the system keeping in view the democratic transformation. Major Works. He attended schools in Bhutan and completed his Higher Secondary studies from ‘Yangchenphug High School’ in Bhutan. He is married to Queen Jetsun Pema who is … He also studied at the ‘Wheaton College’ in Massachusetts. 8 May 2017: Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the launch of the Bhutan Red Cross Society, coinciding with the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Day. #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #QueenofBhutan #MontrealProtocol #Environment #UNEP #OzoneAmbassador #OzonePark #Thimphu #Bhutan, A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Nov 6, 2017 at 7:34am PST. The World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day is observed globally on the birth anniversary of the founder, Henry Dunant, a Swiss businessman born in 1828. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Biography, Life, Interesting Facts. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan is taking a page from Kate Middleton ’s parenting book and sharing snapshots of his adorable 6-month-old son — … The popular king, also a young monarch, studied at Oxford University. Jigme Wangchuck attended boarding school in Massachusetts where he was a pupil at the Phillips Academy. The royal wedding was held in simple traditional Bhutanese style. In February 2007, His Majesty signed a new friendship treaty with India, thus replacing the one of 1949. Her Majesty Jetsun Pema began her early in Thimphuand later moved to the Lawrence School in Himachal Pradesh, India. King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan. The ‘Crown Prince’ addressed the issue regarding welfare of children across the globe, in front of world leaders, in his first ever speech to the United Nations. As a result, more than 99 percent of nearly 100 ozone-depleting chemicals have been phased out, and this has also significantly contributed to climate change mitigation. Refrigeration and Air Condition equipment (RAC) was also handed over to Ministry of Labour and Human Resources to assist the RAC curriculum. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? 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