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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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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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Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan Announces Pregnancy

  November 11, 2015 at 11:42 am by

Today, November 11, the local newspaper of Bhutan, Kuensel, announced that King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema are expecting their first child. Reports say that the birth is expected to take place in early 2016. King Jigme and Queen Jetsun have been married since October 13, 2011. View image | gettyimages.com King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, November 2011.

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Bhutan’s Queen Turns Twenty-Five

  June 4, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan today celebrates her twenty-fifth birthday. Queen Jetsun Pema was born in Thimphu to Dhondup Gyaltshen and Sonam Chuki. She was educated at local schools before attending St. Joseph’s Convent in Kalimpong, India and the Lawrence School in Solan, India where she completed her secondary schooling. The Queen then majored in international relations at London’s Regent University, taking psychology and art history as minors. View image | gettyimages.com In … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s King Marries in Colourful Ceremony

  October 13, 2011 at 7:23 am by

The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, has married his 21-year-old fiancé in a ceremony today in the city of Punakha. The wedding ceremony began at 8:20am, local time, when the King exited the Royal Palace en route to the 500-year-old Punakha Dzong, the nation’s second oldest monastery. He was followed a short time later by his bride, Jetsun Pema, who was at the end of an elaborate procession … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s King Sets Date for Royal Wedding

  September 6, 2011 at 3:25 am by

The next royal wedding will take place on October 13th, it has been announced by the Bhutanese Royal Court. His Majesty King Jigme Khesar will marry his commoner bride, Jetsun Puma, in a traditional ceremony in Punakha, before travelling to Thimphu, where the wedding celebrations will take place at the Changlingmithang Stadium on October 15th. In the information released earlier late last week, an official symbol was also distributed, which … Continue reading

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Bhutanese King Announces Engagement

  May 22, 2011 at 5:32 am by

The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, announced his engagement to Jetsun Pema on Friday, May 20th during a speech which was broadcast live to his nation of just under 700,000 citizens. “As king, it is now time for me to marry,” King Jigme Khesar said in the press release, also announcing the wedding will take place in October this year. He described his fiancée as “a kind hearted … Continue reading

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