The Queen’s Royal Duties and Causes. The Bhutanese Royals, King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema have announced the birth of their second child. Jetsun Pema (Dzongkha: རྗེ་བཙུན་པདྨ་; Wylie: rje btsun padma; born 4 June 1990) is the Queen (Druk Gyaltsuen [In Dzongkha], which literally means "Dragon Queen") of Bhutan. The Prime Minister and representatives from the government also attended the ceremony. The king and queen of Bhutan most recently visited New Delhi, India, in October. Pema is a commoner whose father is an airline pilot, but the king doesn't mind jettisoning tradition by marrying her; he says he fell in love with Pema after meeting her when she was 7, when he promised himself that if he still had romantic feelings for Pema when he was … King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun of Bhutan have shared the first images of their new royal baby. The royal couple revealed the first photos of … The King and Queen of Bhutan spend a lot of their time outside on Royal Visits meeting with local Bhutanese people, interacting with students and public servants as much as possible. King Jigme Khesar The king and queen met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during Prince William and Kate's royal tour of Bhutan in 2016. New Delhi: The King and Queen of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, arrived in India on Tuesday. The image was taken on National Day on … They revealed the happy news on their Instagram account, alongside their adorable first-born son Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, also known as the Dragon Prince. Queen Jetsun Pema gave birth to a … Even as the world is struggling to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic, the King's family in Bhutan is celebrating a new royal baby. The King and Queen of Bhutan have shared photos of their three-month-old son to celebrate the Queen's 30th birthday. The duo landed at the airport in Delhi and was received by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The newest royal, the son of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, was safely delivered at Lingkana Palace in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu on February 5, the royal media office said. As the wife of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Bhutan’s “Dragon King,” its charming, American- and British-educated and immensely popular monarch, married his longtime girlfriend Thursday, kicking off three days of celebration. The king and queen of Bhutan welcomed a baby boy on March 19. King and Queen of Bhutan share first photo of newborn son on February 9, 2016 King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema, announce the Royal Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey on 5th February 2016. On March 19, 2020, the second child of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan was born. King Ugyen Wangchuck was given birth in 1862. The baby's name will be announced later. BHUTAN'S king, who will marry today in a traditional ceremony in the isolated Himalayan nation, is a 31-year-old with a popular touch known to invite his people into his home for tea and a chat. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Queen Jetsun Pema, and members of the Bhutanese Royal Family took part in the Pur-Threl (scattering of holy ashes) ceremony of the late Je Thrizur at the Mochhu in Punakha. Bhutanese royal couple King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) kisses the Queen Jetsun Pema (Photo by PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images) King Jigme Khesar, the current ruler, came to the throne in 2008 when his father, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, passed the throne to him, according to BBC. Our Prince, the first Royal Child of His Majesty was delivered safely at the Lingkana Palace, Thimphu. However, the media attention was grabbed by the Gyalsey or the Crown Prince of Bhutan, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. The current King and Queen of Bhutan are held highly in Bhutan, with their marriage being described as a very loving one. The King and Queen of Bhutan have released the first photos of their three-month-old son. By Indonesia Tatler on Apr 11, 2018. Since becoming Queen of Bhutan, Jetsun Pema has traveled with her husband on official business abroad to India, Singapore, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Their Majesties Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the Druk Gyalpo or “Dragon King” of Bhutan, the Queen Consort (Druk Gyaltsuen or “Dragon Queen”) Ashi Jetsun Pema, and Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck in February 2020. (Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema attend Japanese Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony) TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday stressed the importance of the close bond between the Japanese imperial and Bhutanese royal families and expressed hope of further advancing bilateral ties. Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun welcomed their second child, a baby boy, on Thursday — meaning the Dragon Prince, 4-year-old Prince Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel, is officially a … The new prince is second in the line of succession to the Bhutan throne. His majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and her majesty the queen consort Ashi Jetsun Pema From drukasia.com Their majesties the king and queen of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan have announced that they are expecting their second child. “He travelled extensively around the country encouraging people to take part in the vote ― in which both main parties competed for power on similar manifestos, utterly loyal to their king,” BBC reported at the time. Bhutan's palace has released the first photos of the latest addition to its royal family to coincide with another special occasion. He established his power base in Central Bhutan and by subjugating political enemies during a period of civil wars and 1880’s rebellion, he unified Bhutan. It is a custom in Bhutan not to announce the baby's name until after a special Buddhist naming ceremony. Last year on Zhabdrung Kuchoe, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey received the name Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. During the period of leading up to his monarchy, he had a huge contribution in developing close relations with the British by being an assistant for negot… King Jigme is widely respected and beloved in Bhutan, and oversaw the country’s final stages toward a full democracy in 2008. Last week Bhutan's 31-year-old king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck wed Jetsun Pema, a student ten years his junior. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, born 21 February 1980, is the son of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and is the current reigning Druk Gyalpo or Dragon King, of the Kingdom of Bhutan. The King waited to get married. He succeeded his father (Jigme Namgyel) as the Penlop of Trongsa. The King And Queen Of Bhutan Shares Their Remarkable Love Story Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema Wangchuck are the current king and queen of the Kingdom of Bhutan, and the young couple share a story unlike any other. Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema have unveiled a new family photo for the New Year. Of the Queen, the King said (via InStyle), "I have been waiting for … Bhutan's royal couple on Saturday announced the birth of their first child, a baby prince, delighting the remote Himalayan kingdom where the monarchy is revered. A public coronation ceremony was held on 1 November 2008, an auspicious year that marked 100 years of Monarchy in Bhutan. Forty-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife, 29-year-old Queen Jetsu Pema, took to Instagram to make the announcement alongside a message urging the public to be "mindful and supportive" amid the coronavirus outbreak. 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. At age 27, Queen Jetsun is the youngest reigning queen in the world. She gained her title in 2011 when she married Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, otherwise known as Bhutan's “Dragon King.” He became King on 9 December 2006. Queen Jetsun Pema accompanying The Fifth King on Merak Sakteng Trek. Royal baby: Bhutan’s King and Queen finally announce name of latest addition BHUTAN'S royal family has announced the name of their latest addition nearly four months after he was born. 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