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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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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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A Day of Flowers For Queen Jetsun Pema’s Birthday!

  June 4, 2016 at 4:09 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan celebrated her 26th birthday today by attending the the 2nd Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition alongside her husband, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Her Majesty’s father-in-law, the Fourth King and other members of the Bhutanese Royal Family including three of the Fourth King’s grandchildren. Of-course, the day would not have been complete without the attendance of the newest member of the family, His … Continue reading

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King of Bhutan Performs Ritual for New Law School

  May 29, 2016 at 4:56 pm by

His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan today performed a “ground-breaking ceremony” (Sa-Lhang Tendrel) for the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law at Pangbisa in Paro, west of Thimphu.  It will be the first School of Law in the country. Sa-Lhang Tendril is a cultural tradition in Bhutan and takes place before any construction work is undertaken. The Bhutanese have an ancient belief that the land is possessed by … Continue reading

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Princess Sirindhorn Visits Bhutan

  May 24, 2016 at 6:01 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand has started a four-day official visit to Bhutan this week, arriving at Paro International Airport yesterday where she was greeted by Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck.  Afterwards, the Princess took the opportunity of visiting the Kyichu Monastery in Paro to take some photographs and to view the magnificent scenery of Taktshang. Later on, Princess Sirindhorn  visited Wanakha Central School (CS) to check on … Continue reading

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The King of Bhutan and “Kidu”

  May 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm by

His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has today granted an audience to 163 people at the Tashichhodzong in order to grant them citizenship as part of the “Kidu” tradition. There are a number of “census” issues throughout Bhutan and it is one of His Majesty’s aims to have these resolved. Kidu means “wellbeing” of the people and is a fundamental responsibility of the Bhutanese monarch, having been a traditional … Continue reading

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Royal Thanks for Bhutan’s Medical Fraternity

  May 15, 2016 at 3:18 pm by

Today, 15th May, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetson Pema of Bhutan invited the medical team who assisted in the birth of their son to tea at the Lingkana Palace and to thanks them and their colleagues throughout the country for their “tireless, unending and excellent services to the country”. It is 100 days since the birth of HRH Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, Druk … Continue reading

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Festive Colour – Bhutanese Style!

  May 2, 2016 at 4:43 pm by

Their Majesties King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jestun Pema of Bhutan, together with other members of the royal family attended the first day of a special event in Bhutan called a “Tsechu” at the grounds of the Dordenma (sacred Buddhist statue) in Kuenselphondrang, just south of the capital city of Thimpu. Teschus are colourful religious festivals listing for several days and held throughout the year in each district … Continue reading

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Meet the King and Queen of Bhutan

  April 14, 2016 at 8:51 am by

Leaving India this morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met with the King and Queen of Bhutan as they arrived in the tiny mountain nation on a two-day visit. At the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu, William and Kate took part in a chipdrel with King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema – both wearing traditional Bhutanese dress. A chipdrel is the country’s traditional welcoming procession. The two couples had a brief … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Monastery Visit by the King

  April 10, 2016 at 4:52 pm by

  His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan took part in what has been described as a “sacred and extraordinary” event today, when he visited a Buddhist monastery to donate specially made sandalwood boxes to store ancient relics held there. Like many monasteries in mountainous Bhutan, the Chagri Monastery is in an isolated location, towards the northern end of the Thimpu Valley, high up in the hills.  The … Continue reading

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Special Visitors At the Lingkana Palace

  March 4, 2016 at 5:13 pm by

More colourful photos have been released from the Kingdom of Bhutan showing His Royal Highness The Gyalsey spending time at the beautiful Lingkana Palace and being introduced to one or two very special visitors! This time, the little prince, who will be exactly one month old on 5th March, could be seen held in the arms of Her Majesty The Queen Grandmother of Bhutan, no doubt very proud of her great-grandson as … Continue reading

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Golden Boy – The New Prince of Bhutan!

  February 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm by

At only two weeks old, the new baby prince of Bhutan looks good in a photo – in fact he looks wonderful in several photos! To celebrate His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s 36th birthday on 21st February, new photos of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey with his parents have been released.  Wrapped in his golden blanket, the baby boy, who is yet to be named, sleeps peacefully and seemingly unaware of … Continue reading

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First Picture of The New Prince of Bhutan

  February 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

The Royal Family of Bhutan celebrated the Buddhist new year (Losar) today at the Lingkana Palace with a very special family gathering, which included for the first time the new royal prince, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey. The celebrations were marked by first official photograph of the little prince, shown on King Jigme’s FaceBook page and whose name is yet to be announced.  Wrapped in a beautiful golden blanket, The King and … Continue reading

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Bhutan Rejoices Over Birth of The Gyalsey

  February 5, 2016 at 6:16 pm by

The Queen of Bhutan has given birth to her first child, a son, today it was officially announced by the Royal Court. “Our happiness knows no bounds, as we announce the Royal Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey on 5th February 2016,” the statement began before saying that both Queen Jetsun Pema and the newborn Prince were both in good health. The birth took place at Lingkana Palace, with King … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s King and Queen Looking Forward To Son’s Birth

  January 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm by

The King and Queen of Bhutan released a new photograph of themselves today, celebrating the first snowfall of the year. “Their Majesties, with a wonderful snow-covered Tashichhodzong in the background. Thimphu woke up to a beautiful white morning, the first snowfall of the year, today,” the photograph is captioned on King Jigme Khesar’s official Facebook page. The message also includes a note about Queen Jetsun Pema’s pregnancy – she is … Continue reading

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