Stating that the health of both the queen and the royal baby are in good condition, it was stated that “Royal Highness The Gyalsey was delighted to meet his younger brother”. King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan welcome with her newborn son, Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck to the world – and boy, he’s a cutie. [27][28] They announced the arrival of their son[29] Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, who was born in Lingkana Palace in Thimphu, on 5 February 2016. Tumblr. On 8 May 2002, he represented Bhutan at the 27th UN General Assembly and made his first speech to the United Nations, addressing issues related to the welfare of millions of children around the world. However for the King of Bhutan, a birthday celebration meant praying for … [7] He has a younger sister, Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom, and brother, Prince Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji, as well as four half-sisters and three half-brothers. King Jigme Khesar married Jetsun Pema in October 2011, in Punakha Dzong, ... Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan with son Prince Jigme Namgyel at the Lingkana Palace in Bhutan on Feb. 22, 2016. [55], In November 2011, the King and Queen Jetsun Pema made a state visit to Japan; they were the first state guests to Japan since the 2011 earthquake. King Jigme Khesar had married Jetsun Pema in October 2011 in Punakha Dzong. Ltd, 3rd Bodo Accord depicts unity, integrity for all: Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP’s audio-visual vans to garner public opinion ahead of Assam polls, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly hospitalized again, Assam’s rich became richer during BJP government’s tenure: Lok Sabha MP Gaurav Gogoi. The institution of the Trongsa Penlop, started by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1647, signifies the true heritage to the Bhutanese Throne and the investiture ceremony of the Trongsa Penlop is the formal declaration of this status of the Crown Prince. Even if you're not a king, you'd still want to celebrate your birthday with great pomp and show. As Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, he commanded the armed forces and De-Suups to the site immediately, and with help from dzongkhag officials and citizens, many things were saved from the fire. [56][57][58], In March 2015, the King and Queen were among the foreign dignitaries who attended the funeral of Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.[59]. Although King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema's son arrived in … As the political dynamics in the northeast is intricate and fluid, Northeast Now is always politically neutral. The kings of Bhutan presented his second son with 5 tender photographs. [8], After completing his higher secondary studies at Yangchenphug High School, Khesar studied abroad at Phillips Academy Andover with the Class of 1998, then transferred to Cushing Academy, where he finished high school. !”, Pelden Drukpa Gyelo!!!! Her father is Dhondup Gyaltshen from Trashigang, Eastern Bhutan, and to mother, Sonam [51], The Constitution of Bhutan empowers the King to grant amnesty to prisoners. 100 Years of Enlightened Monarchy in Bhutan. Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema are quite a couple—and their son Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck is … 2. He has been named Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck and His Royal Highness will be referred to as Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck. The pilot Rehabilitation Project at Khinadang in Pemagatshel was initiated in June 2011,[43] and inaugurated by Prince Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck on 28 October 2014. [21][22] He received white, yellow, red, green, and blue silk scarves. Wedding of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema, List of honours of the Bhutanese Royal Family by country, Order of Great Victory of the Thunder Dragon, Commemorative Silver Jubilee Medal of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Most Illustrious Order of Queen Salote Tupou III, "I was born in Nepal: HM the King of Bhutan", "Bhutan's new king committed to democracy", WANGCHUCK DYNASTY. During the ceremony the King also received the Phoenix Crown of the Druk Gyaltsuen (Dragon Queen) from the most sacred Machhen temple of the Dzong and bestowed it on Jetsun Pema, formally proclaiming her Queen of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Jenni Smith-June 2, 2020. The Constitution of Bhutan was adopted on 18 July 2008 by the first elected parliament. ReddIt. The Royal Pardon was granted to those who were not repeat offenders and had good prison records. [39] He said that the responsibility of this generation of Bhutanese was to ensure the success of democracy. Like any family, it’s children can only be as good as it’s parents. A statement uploaded on the Facebook page of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck said: “We are honoured to announce the birth of the second Royal Child of Their Majesties The King and Queen, a Prince, on the 19th of March 2020, corresponding with the 25th day of the 1st month of the Male Iron Rat year, in Lingkana Palace, Thimphu.”. [48][49], In 2012, the King granted Nu.100 million from the Armed Forces to the Zhung Dratshang for the Dzong Reconstruction Fund, as on 24 June, the historic Wangduephodrang Dzong was destroyed by fire. The project saw tremendous success, and similar projects are in the pipeline in other parts of Bhutan. Bhutan is a small country located at the southern end of the eastern Himalaya. WhatsApp. He attended Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 60th Anniversary Celebrations on 12–13 June 2006 in Bangkok along with royals from 25 countries. Twitter. King and Queen are the 'William and Kate of the Himalayas' King Jigme, who will turn 37 a couple of weeks after his son's first birthday, welcomed his baby boy on 5 February 2016 with his wife Jetsun. [50], The King initiated military-style training for volunteers known as the DeSuung Training Programme in 2011, on the request of the youth. His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the King of Bhutan. 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 … The King himself rushed to the scene within hours. He traveled extensively to explain and discuss the Draft Constitution of Bhutan with the people and to encourage participation in the upcoming democratic exercises. He succeeded his father (Jigme Namgyel) as the Penlop of Trongsa. [15] On 9 December 2006, the former King issued a Royal Edict announcing his abdication, and transferred the throne to Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck,[16] who was officially crowned on 6 November 2008,[17][18] in Punakha. It was reported that the Japanese were infatuated with the King and Queen of Bhutan. Jigme Singye Wangchuck, འཇིགས་མེད་སེང་གེ་དབང་ཕྱུག་, (born 11 November 1955) is the former king of Bhutan (Druk Gyalpo) from 1972 until his abdication in favor of his eldest son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, in 2006. [12], On 31 October 2004, Khesar was installed as the 16th Trongsa Penlop[13] in Trongsa Dzong. Khesar is the eldest son of the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, and his third wife, Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon. At long last, royal watchers have learned the name of Bhutan's new royal baby. 'We nurture them as if we were nurturing the prince': The people of Bhutan celebrate the birth of the king and queen's first son by planting 108,000 trees across the nation Kings of Bhutan 1. Led by a group of professionals, the digital news platform covers every inch of the eight states of northeast India and the five neighbouring countries. Queen of Bhutan Jetsun Pema was born in Thimphu on 4th June, 1990. Former Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay while sharing the Facebook post tweeted: “Pelden Drukpa Gyelo!!! His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck explains Gross National Happiness and the current challenges of the 21st century. [52], The "People's King", like his father, enjoys exceptionally warm relations with India. pic.twitter.com/8qI2mORrN8, — Tshering Tobgay (@tsheringtobgay) March 19, 2020. [11], On 25 June 2002 the Crown Prince was awarded the Red Scarf by his father. The king and queen also said they “have everyone whose lives have been affected by this global pandemic in their thoughts and prayers”. [24][25][26], On 11 November 2015, it was announced that the King and Queen of Bhutan were expecting their first child, a son, early in 2016. The King and Queen of Bhutan have shared the name of their newborn son, four months after his birth. King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan release adorable new family portrait featuring new son By Heather Cichowski November 03, 2020 To give the people the opportunity for direct appeal, the King on his numerous road trips across the country stops for every potential appellant along the road. Religious ceremonies and public celebrations were also held at Tashichho Dzong and Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu. [53] He has visited India on several occasions, and was invited as the Chief Guest for India's 64th Republic Day celebrations in 2013. By. [14], In December 2005, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck announced his intention to abdicate in his son's favour in 2008, and that he would begin handing over responsibility to him immediately. Unlike his son, who plans to have a monogamous marriage, the former King, who introduced democracy to Bhutan during his reign, has four wives, all sisters who he married on the same day. The ongoing project takes him to remote villages and communities. Image credit - Facebook. ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled "Bhutan awaits King's approval to alter anti-gay laws | The World" - below is their description. This June 4, the queen to serve 30 years and with that reason have published the images in … For more than three decades, the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan steered his people into the modern world, while keeping their traditional culture intact. Bhutan, the lan d of the Dragon Kings, overwhelms and moves visitors easily, not with their traditional architecture or intriguing history, but with the nation’s generosity, simplicity, and love for its traditions. [23], As he opened the session of parliament on Friday, 20 May 2011, the King announced his engagement to Jetsun Pema, born in Thimphu on 4 June 1990. Both King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema have expressed their gratitude to the medical team, the Zhung Dratshang and to everyone for their well-wishes and prayers. [45], One of the most important and ongoing works of the King involves Kidu, a tradition based on the rule of a Dharma King whose sacred duty is to care for his people. Kings Of Bhutan. The programme aims to equip volunteers with the skill to provide assistance during emergencies, and has been hugely successful, with over 3000 volunteers having completed their training and volunteering for public events and emergencies. The Bhutan king and queen have announced the birth of their second son on Thursday. [30], On 17 December 2019, it was reported that they were expecting their second child, to be born in Spring 2020. Facebook. © 2019 - Maintained by EZEN Software & Technology Pvt. His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Northeast Now is a multi-app based hyper-regional bilingual news portal. They were married on 13 October 2011 in Punakha Dzong. The King has also continued the tradition of giving state land to landless farmers around the country. [37][38], The young king began his reign overseeing the democratization of Bhutan by presiding over the last sessions of the parliament where electoral laws, land reform and other important issues were debated. The King and Queen of Bhutan have shared the name of their newborn son, four months after his birth. [19][20], To welcome Khesar as King of Bhutan, people painted street signs, hung festive banners and decorated traffic circles with fresh flowers. 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 has a population of about 790,000 people and is also one of the most closed countries in the world – it has selected tourism and costs at least RM1,000 a day to discourage foreign influence. [10] The coronation ceremony comprised an ancient and colourful ritual, attended by few selected foreign friends of the royal family and dignitaries, including the then-President of India, Pratibha Patil. [44] The Project resettled people living in less accessible areas to villages, and provided them with basic amenities and services, as well as support in agriculture. The people can access Kidu in several ways: by applying to the Office of the Royal Chamberlain, which accepts applications during working hours; by sending applications through Dzongkhag Kidu Officers in every district, whose responsibility is to collect such applications as well as identify people who need help; and by appealing to the King directly. He also officially represented Bhutan on several international events. This name uses Bhutanese naming customs. Pinterest. [54], Following his 2006 visit to Thailand as Crown Prince, the King has been immensely popular in Thailand. 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[46], There are several Kidu schemes designed to help certain groups of people, such as students unable to afford even the free education available in the country, elderly citizens, and those requiring medical treatment. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reshuffles Cabinet on court's directive He has a younger sister, Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom, and brother, Prince Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji, as well as four half-sisters and three half-brothers. [32][33][34][35] They formally uploaded the photo of their second son on 31 March 2020, through the official Facebook page. A public coronation ceremony was held on 1 November 2008, a year that marked 100 years of monarchy in Bhutan. He continues such visits, speaking mainly to young people on the need for Bhutanese to strive for higher standards in education, business, civil service, and the need for people of a small country to work harder than those of others.[40][41]. [42] Many government initiatives were undertaken by the new King with a view to strengthen the system in preparation for the democratic changes in 2008. [9], The Crown Prince, popularly known to the people of Bhutan as 'Dasho Khesar', accompanied his father on his many tours throughout the Kingdom to meet and speak to the people. Jigme Khesar became king in December 2006, following his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s abdication, and was officially crowned two years later. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 40, and Queen Jetsun Pema announced on Instagram yesterday that they have named him Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck. King Jigme, the hugely popular fifth Druk Gyalpo, studied in the UK and the US and ascended the throne in 2006, aged just 26 after his own father abdicated. The King personally supervised the rebuilding efforts following major earthquakes and floods in 2009 and 2011. The Bhutan king and queen have announced the birth of their second son on Thursday.. A statement uploaded on the Facebook page of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck said: “We are honoured to announce the birth of the second Royal Child of Their Majesties The King and Queen, a Prince, on the 19th of March 2020, corresponding with the 25th day of the 1st month of the Male Iron … “While this remains a very happy occasion for the Royal family and the nation and people of Bhutan, Their Majesties wish to remind all Bhutanese to be mindful, responsible and supportive to each other in the wake of the COVID-19 virus,” said the statement. 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… 639K likes. [5] After his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicated the throne in his favour, he became the monarch on 9 December 2006. It is the first of its kind new media initiative in the northeast, and is based in Guwahati. [citation needed] A variation of land reform focuses on improving the lives of people living in remote and difficult areas, with the Rehabilitation Project. The King signed a new treaty of friendship with India in February 2007, replacing the treaty of 1949. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan is one of the youngest monarchs in the world and is revered by his compatriots, writes the BBC's Alastair Lawson. 0. Khesar is the eldest son of the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan,[6] Jigme Singye Wangchuck, and his third wife, Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon. The King's first landmark project after his formal coronation was launching the National Cadastral Resurvey in March 2009, aimed at resolving long-standing issues of excess land that affect every Bhutanese household. In 2014 he pardoned 45 prisoners who had been imprisoned for possessing an excessive amount of tobacco, following an amendment of the Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan 2010 by the Parliament of Bhutan, since the amended law could not be enforced retroactively, and previous offenders who would not be liable now would still be tried under previous laws. Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck along with his wife Jetsun Pema Wangchuck and their son arrived in Delhi for a four-day visit … [47] Kidu includes providing immediate assistance to victims of natural disasters. The wedding was held in traditional style with the "blessings of the guardian deities". Bhutanese people have two given names, neither of which is a surname or family name unless they are descended from royal or noble lineages. Although its economy is underdeveloped, […] King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 40, and Queen Jetsun Pema … His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk is the Fifth king of Bhutan and world’s youngest head of state ,after fourth king his majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuk In December 2005, announced his intention to abdicate in his son’s favour in 2008, and that he would begin handing over responsibility to him immediately.On December 14, 2006, he announced his immediate abdication and … Also, the King and the Queen attended the funeral of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in October 2017 and the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan in October 2019. King Ugyen Wangchuck was given birth in 1862. The wedding was Bhutan's largest media event ever. The King and Queen of Bhutan have revealed the name of their second son. 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