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Queen of Bhutan Opens Bhutan-Thailand Festival

  June 9, 2017 at 11:31 am by

Bhutan’s Queen Jetsun Pema has attended the opening day of the first Bhutan-Thailand Festival at the Youth Development Fund Multipurpose Hall in Thimphu on Friday. The Queen was given a tour of the festival, which is being held to celebrate the friendships and “shared common spiritual heritage” between Bhutan and Thailand. Several of the festival’s exhibitions have been designed to focus on areas of cooperation between the two countries. Among the … Continue reading

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Princess Mako Visits Bhutan

  June 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm by

Japanese Princess Mako has been in Bhutan the past few days on an official visit, and on Friday she met with the country’s King and Queen at the Tashichhodzong. Following their audience, the royal party travelled to Lingkana Palace for luncheon. They then posed for photographs in the gardens of the Palace, where they were joined by the adorable 16-month-old Prince Jigme Namgyel, son of King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema. Later … Continue reading

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A Royal Inauguration For The Bhutan Red Cross Society

  May 9, 2017 at 8:11 am by

The Queen of Bhutan officially inaugurated the Bhutan Red Cross Society on Monday May 8, International Red Cross & Red Crescent Day. Queen Jetsun Pema, who is the Society’s President, said that she was “confident that the Bhutan Red Cross Society will greatly supplement the efforts of the Royal Government of Bhutan and various other organisations who have pledged their time and service in the spirit of equality, active participation … Continue reading

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A New Embassy for Bangladesh in Bhutan!

  April 20, 2017 at 5:24 am by

His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck granted an audience this week to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, who has been on a three-day official visit to Bhutan this week. Her Excellency arrived at Paro Airport on Tuesday and was greeted by Bhutan’s Prime Minister, His Excellency Lyonchhen Ushering Tobgay.  On arrival in Bhutan’s capital, Thimpu, the visiting Prime Minister was then met by members of … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s Adorable Snow Prince

  March 31, 2017 at 10:18 am by

A new photo of the 13-month-old son of the King and Queen of Bhutan has been released as the April 2017 monthly calendar by Yellow. The photo shows Prince Jigme Namgyel in an adorable blue, white and green snowsuit holding the hands of his father, King Jigme Khesar, and paternal grandfather, King Jigme Singye. It was taken during the “unexpected” snowfall that Bhutan saw in March. A wonderful kupar of His Majesty … Continue reading

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The Royal Year 2016: Top Ten Moments

  December 29, 2016 at 8:00 am by

2016 has come and gone in what seems to be the blink of an eye! Before we welcome 2017 this weekend, let’s take a quick look at our picks for the top 10 moments of the royal 2016… 10. Beatrice Borromeo steals the show at the 2016 Rose Ball The newest member of the Grimaldi-Casiraghi family, Beatrice Borromeo – wife of Pierre Casiraghi – was the stand-out at this year’s Bal de la … Continue reading

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Happy National Day Bhutan! Royal Family Celebrate in Trongsa

  December 17, 2016 at 5:03 pm by

Bhutan has celebrated its 109th National Day today with festivities in the town of Trongsa, located in the centre of the country. The Royal Family were present, with King Jigme Khesar leading the celebration. “We may be a very small country with a small population, but our people have always been strong, intelligent and capable. But since that alone does not suffice in this day and age, we have also worked … Continue reading

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Trekking Across Bhutan with The King!

  November 4, 2016 at 5:47 am by

During the last two weeks, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Mangyel Wangchuck has been on an intrepid adventure by trekking across some of the most remote and difficult to access places in Bhutan. The adventure started off in Laya in the far North of the country where the King participated in an event called the Royal Highland Festival before embarking, on 20th October, with a six-day trek to Lunana across … Continue reading

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King of Bhutan Pays His Respects To The Late King Bhumibol

  October 16, 2016 at 7:04 am by

King Jigme Khesar of Bhutan arrived in Bangkok last night with his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema, and their eight-month-old son Prince Jigme Namgyel to pay their respects to the late Thai King, Bhumibol Adulyadej. They were greeted at the Suvarnabhumi Airport by the Deputy Prime Minister, Somkid Jatusripitak. This morning, King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema prayed at King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal urn in the Grand Palace. They also signed the book … Continue reading

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Sorrow of a King

  October 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm by

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan has lead his nation in sorrow following the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  His majesty lit one thousand butter lamps and offered prayers alongside other members of the Bhutanese Royal Family, Government officials and members of the Thai community in Bhutan.  The solemn and moving event took place inside the Tashichhodzong (governmental palace) in Bhutan’s capital, Thimpu. His Majesty has … Continue reading

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The Consecration of a New Temple in Bhutan

  August 14, 2016 at 12:49 pm by

The Royal Family of Bhutan attended the consecration ceremony for a new temple (Phodrang) named after the Guru Nangsid Zilnon yesterday, amidst colourful and traditional ceremony, including religious offerings, dancing and a magnificently warm welcome from the local people. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Queen Jetsun Pema and Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the Gyalsey, were escorted to the Phodrang in a traditional chipdrel ceremony – a colourful yet solemn … Continue reading

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Beautiful New Photos of Bhutan’s Gyalsey

  August 11, 2016 at 9:48 pm by

King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan have presented their six-month-old son to a new region of the country this week, as they visited Bumthang, the Queen’s ancestral home. Prince Jigme Namgyel was a quick favourite of the crowds of locals who gathered to greet the royal family during their few days in the district, with traditional ceremonies taking place to mark the Prince’s first visit. His Majesty The … Continue reading

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Auspicious Events for the Gyalsey!

  June 17, 2016 at 7:38 am by

Their Majesties King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan along with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck have continued their visit to the East of Bhutan with a number of ceremonial and ritual events. On Monday, they attended the Rinchen Terzoed Wâng in Lhuentse at the site of a huge statue of Guru Padmasambhava – known also as Guru Rinpoche – an 8th-century Indian … Continue reading

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To the East for HRH The Gyalsey!

  June 12, 2016 at 4:57 pm by

As Bhutan said farewell to King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden on Saturday at Paro Airport, another special event was taking place on the other side of the country… Their Majesties King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema have started a tour in the East of Bhutan, arriving in the small, mountain enclosed town of Gyalpozhing. Along with the King and Queen came their baby … Continue reading

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Farewell From Sweden to Bhutan

  June 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm by

On Saturday 11th June, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have bid farewell to Bhutan following their successful, busy and colourful State Visit. A farewell ceremony took place at Paros International Airport, amid brightly coloured flags and a large portrait of the King and Queen – symbolic of the high respect and genuine warmth shown to Their Majesties during the last few days. Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck and … Continue reading

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From Sweden to Bhutan – Day 3

  June 11, 2016 at 5:35 pm by

  The third day of the Swedish State Visit to Bhutan was spent a number of miles North-East of Thimphu where King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia visited the city of Punakha, who used to be the country’s capital until 1955. Whilst travelling there, Their Majesty’s stopped off at the Wolakha convent to see progress of an the United Nations Population Fund project on life-skills and sexual health. The project … Continue reading

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From Sweden to Bhutan – Day 2 continued!

  June 10, 2016 at 5:50 pm by

  As mentioned yesterday, King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden had a busy first full day of their State Visit To Bhutan with several events attended throughout the day.  So here is a short update of the remaining events Their majesties attended! It was at the Dechenchholing Palace where the King and Queen of Sweden met the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck for lunch.  Three of the … Continue reading

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From Sweden To Bhutan – Day Two of the State Visit

  June 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm by

His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan has given a rare media interview when he spoke to Swedish newspaper, Expressen, about his thoughts on the State Visit of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia to his country. According to an article  published by Expressen, the King said that he was “incredibly honoured” by the visit and that he thought the Swedish King and Queen are “two very fine people … Continue reading

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State Visit – From Sweden to Bhutan – Arrival

  June 8, 2016 at 4:46 pm by

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have arrived at Paro Airport in Bhutan on their first State Visit to the country at the invitation of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. They were greeted by Her Royal Highness Princess Kezang Choden Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck, both sisters of the Bhutanese King, as well as other officials. Queen Silvia looked elegant and comfortable … Continue reading

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From Sweden to Bhutan – a State Visit!

  June 6, 2016 at 6:08 pm by

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will pay a State Visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan on 8th June. The visit will last for three days with a variety of ceremonial, formal and less formal events planned. The invitation for the visit came from His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck earlier this year and accompanying the King and Queen of Sweden will be a … Continue reading

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