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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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Queen Jetsun Pema Celebrates World Environment Day

  June 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan has helped celebrate World Environment Day today by inaugurating the new Thimphu Eco Park. The Park is located close to the Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in Thimpu, and comprises a large wetland area containing a diverse variety of flora and fauna. The Gyaltsuen takes a keen and serious interest in the environment, as do many Bhutanese people, and during the event, she planted 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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Bhutan’s Queen Mother Meets Japan’s Crown Prince

  May 19, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between Bhutan and Japan, Queen Mother Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck of Bhutan and Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck paid a visit to Crown Prince Naruhito in Tokyo today before visiting an exhibition being held with the theme being about happiness in Bhutan. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on 28th March 1986 and a year later, Crown Prince Naruhito paid a visit … 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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Four State Visits Not To Be Missed

  May 10, 2016 at 1:31 am by

Missing all the lavish welcoming ceremonies, dinners and the royal ladies in their crowns and ball gowns? No worries, there are four upcoming state visits starting today which the royal watchers will certainly enjoy. Here are the dates for the upcoming visits with a link to their threads. State Visit from Chile to Sweden, May 10-12, 2016 – Thread Luxembourg State Visit to Finland: May 10-12, 2016 – Thread State Visit from … 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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Bhutan’s Infant Prince Receives A Name

  April 16, 2016 at 5:17 am by

The infant Bhutanese Prince, who was born on February 5 as the first child of King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema, has been named today in an official naming ceremony at the Punakha Dzong. His name has been announced as Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. Prince Jigme Namgyel’s naming day was chosen as April 16 as it is the death anniversary of Zhandrung Kuchoe,  and this year is also the 400th anniversary of … 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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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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