The World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day is observed globally on the birth anniversary of the founder, Henry Dunant, a Swiss businessman born in 1828. Read our full mailing list consent terms here, A student offers a painting of Their Majesties and The Gyalsey #KingJigmeKhesar #QueenJetsunPema #Gyalsey #Bhutan #Blessed #Punakha #Painting, A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Apr 18, 2016 at 10:05am PDT. This wonderful image of Their Majesties, celebrating the Royal Wedding Anniversary which falls this month, features on the free desktop and smartphone wallpaper available on www.yellow.bt. This image is from 14 October 2011, as Their Majesties met hundreds of thousands of people along the highway while returning from Punakha after the Royal Wedding Ceremony to Thimphu. The King can also be approached directly while on his road trips, when he meets probable appellants along the roadway. Hundreds of thousands more watched His Majesty's Address on television and online. He succeeded his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who formally renounced the throne in favour of his son. Zhabdrung Kuchoe falls this year on May 5. The fourth King declared that he would initiate to hand over responsibility to Khesar soon. #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #QueenofBhutan #BhutanRedCrossSociety #RedCross #World #RedCrossRedCrescentday #HenryDunant #founder #IFRC #ICRC #inauguration #humanitarian #values #volunteerism #equality #Thimphu #Bhutan, A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on May 8, 2017 at 5:16am PDT. He also strives in developing the civil service, education and business sectors and continues to tour to meet especially the younger generation to inspire them in building up an advanced nation. I am certain I am married to the right person.". Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Her father is Dhondup Gyaltshen from Trashigang, the grandson of the Trashigang Dzongpon (Governor of Trashigang) Thinley Tobgye (aka Dopola 1893–1952). Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was born on 21 February 1980 in Kathmandu, Nepal, to King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his third wife, Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon (the current Queen Mother). Dhondup graduated from Sherubtse College, Kanglung and has been a commercial pilot since 1989 with Druk Air. The national income of the country, as measured by GDP, was Nu 2.4 billion in 1985. In a rare privilege for an outsider, the author joins the royal family at the coronation of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the new ruler of the … Monarch and her partner have been described as the Will and Kate of the Himalayas, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. They most recently visited New Delhi, India, in October, where their 1-year-old son reportedly melted hearts — and it's not hard to see why. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. As a result, more than 99 percent of nearly 100 ozone-depleting chemicals have been phased out, and this has also significantly contributed to climate change mitigation. He is the son of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuck.. Jigme Singye was educated privately in Bhutan in both traditional and Buddhist studies. His Royal Highness The Gyalsey is one-month-old on 5th March. ", The entire country is glowing emerald with lush fields of paddy and maize in the balmy summer months. Despite her royal duties, she appears to be a hands-on mother. - Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Biography, https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/jigme-khesar-namgyel-wangchuck-7078.php, Top NBA Players With No Championship Rings, Famous Role Models You Would Like To Meet. Matters like land reform, electoral laws and other such significant subjects were assessed. After taking over the reign, in pursuit of democratization of Bhutan, His Majesty started to preside over the parliament in its last sessions. 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. Encouraged by his father, he travelled to different countries as the ‘Crown Prince’ and attended several international events representing Bhutan and its people. This is HRH Gyalsey's first National Day Celebration. Jetsun Pema became queen of the kingdom of Bhutan in October 2011, at just 21, when she married 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, also known as the Dragon King. She took the throne at the age of 21 in 2011, when she married King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, now 37. In March 2009, the first significant project under his Monarchy, the ‘National Cadastral Resurvey’ was launched with the objective of addressing the issue of excess land, which concerns domestic life of all Bhutanese. The lesson from the success Protocol is being used in efforts to achieve similar collective action for climate change today. She gave birth to the royal couple's first child, a son named Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, in February 2016. Colours and scents overwhelm visitors to markets that are overflowing cornucopias of fruits and vegetables. King Jigme Khesar married Jetsun Pema in October 2011, in Punakha Dzong, followed by a public celebration in Thimphu and Paro. Pictured: the King and Queen of Bhutan in Japan in 2019 He is the Chancellor of the ‘Royal University of Bhutan’. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 40, with his wife Queen Jetsun Pema, who, at 30, is the youngest queen in the world. Major Works. #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty #QueenofBhutan #beautiful #June #Bhutan, A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Jun 3, 2017 at 7:39am PDT. King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan. On the auspicious occassion of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen's birthday, (June 4), we join the entire country in offering our wishes and love to Her Majesty The Queen. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen is the President of the Bhutan Red Cross Society. Born in: Dechencholing Palace, Thimphu, Bhutan, Emperors & Kings Some Lesser Known Facts About Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck King Jigme is the King of Bhutan, who was first known as “Prince Charming” and has now been acclaimed the “People’s King.” He is also titled as the Dragon King of Bhutan. He was inducted as ‘Ponlop of Trongsa’ or the ‘Trongsa Penlop’ in Trongsa Dzong on October 31, 2004. Her mother, Sonam Chuki, is from Bumthan… These brand-new photos of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s family are totally frame-worthy. Khesar is the eldest son of the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, and his third wife, Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. The title which means ‘Governor of the Province of Trongsa’ manifests true legacy to the throne of Bhutan and the induction ceremony formally conveys the status of the ‘Crown Prince’. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 31, … Her Majesty's eternal grace and service to the nation alongside His Majesty The King inspires and uplifts us everyday. http://www.blogcdn.com/news.aol.jp/media/2012/02/jigme-khesar-namgyel-wangchuck-823-022012.jpg, http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/196338-3x2-940x627.jpg. His official coronation was done in Punakha on November 1, 2008 in a grand coronation event, which was graced by the presence of thousands of dignitaries from around the world. In this pursuit, Jigme Singye Wangchuck issued a Royal Edict on December 9, 2006, declaring his relinquishment and passed on the monarchy of Bhutan to Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who became the fifth King of Bhutan. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the fifth and present ‘Druk Gyalpo’ or the ‘Dragon King’ of the Kingdom of Bhutan since December 9, 2006. He also studied at the ‘Wheaton College’ in Massachusetts. Jigme Wangchuck attended boarding school in Massachusetts where he was a pupil at the Phillips Academy. The couple — who have a 1-year-old son, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck — have both studied in England, share a love of art, and were once dubbed the Will and Kate of The Himalayas. It is a Dzongkha title bestowed to the heir apparent of the Monarchy of Bhutan. Her paternal great-grandfather was lord of the eastern province of Tashigang, and her maternal grandfather … Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Biography, Life, Interesting Facts. Dragon King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 35, announced in November that his wife Jetsun Pema, 25, is pregnant with a son On New Year's Day, they shared a … The Bhutanese royals recently shared a series of never-before-seen pictures, featuring the 40-year-old king and his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema, posing with their two sons: Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel (4) and Gyalsey Ugyen (7 months). With the support from Thimphu Thromde, the park has been remodeled into an ozone advocacy park, providing information on ozone history and countries’ initiatives for ozone layer protection ever since the ozone hole was discovered in early 1980s. Crops begin to ripen, and all hands are busy in the villages, tending to the farms. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Manmohan Singh and his wife Smt. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. The landmark ‘Rehabilitation Project’, which was introduced in 2011 and commenced by his brother Jigme Dorji in October 2014, rehabilitated the people living in remote and inaccessible regions of Bhutan to villages. 4 March 2016: Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with Her Majesty The Royal Grandmother and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 40, and Queen Jetsun Pema posted a selection of photographs on Instagram yesterday ahead of the 12th anniversary on 1 November. In February 2007, His Majesty signed a new friendship treaty with India, thus replacing the one of 1949. Queen Jetsun Pema was born at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu on 4 June 1990. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. In Dungkhar, the ancestral home of the Wangchuck Dynasty, from where Jigme Namgyel, the father of our first Monarch, set out to forever change the fate of Bhutan, it touched the hearts of everyone who witnessed the magical moment to see the past and present converge, when Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck returned. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (འཇིགས་མེད་གེ་སར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་དབང་ཕྱུག་, Wylie: jigs med ge sar rnam rgyal dbang phyug), born 21 February 1980, is the current reigning Druk Gyalpo or "Dragon King" of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Dignitaries and senior officials from the government, UN and private sector also attended the event, which organized by National Environment Commission (NEC). On July 18, 2008, his reign saw the first elected parliament adopting the ‘Constitution of Bhutan. We celebrate July with this precious photograph of our King and Prince in a glowing field of maize in Dungkhar, Lhuentse. He is a proponent of democracy and strives to achieve improved standards in civil service, education and business sectors and in this pursuit travels widely across Bhutan meeting and encouraging the youth. He married his wife in October 2011, with the couple welcoming their first child in February 2016. Jetsun Pema became queen of the kingdom of Bhutan in October 2011, at just 21, when she married 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, also known as the Dragon King. The popular king, also a young monarch, studied at Oxford University. A Coffee Table book on 25 Years of Partnership for Environment Conservation, documenting the achievements of the last 25 years, was launched during the event. ", Bringing to mind the serene joys of sunshine and spring blossoms, the newest edition of the monthly desktop calendar features this radiant photograph of Their Majesties with His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, infront of the splendid cherry tree at the Tashichhodzong. The Bhutan Red Cross Society (BCRS) is an autonomous and not-for–profit organization established under the Bhutan Red Cross Society Act 2016. In April 2016, the king and queen welcomed the duke and duchess of Cambridge on a royal visit. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan is taking a page from Kate Middleton ’s parenting book and sharing snapshots of his adorable 6-month-old son — … Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, at the 109th National Day celebrations in Trongsa. In 2005, he undertook a program at the ‘National Defence College’ in New Delhi, India and later did a year long leadership development program from the ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration’. He has three half-brothers and four half-sisters. He attended the ‘27th UN General Assembly’ held on May 8, 2002, on behalf of Bhutan. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Oct 2, 2015 at 4:22am PDT. He first joined the ‘Phillips Academy’ there and later attended the ‘Cushing Academy’ from where he completed his graduation in 1999. A coronation ceremony was publicly held on November 1, 2008, a propitious year that marked the first centenary of Monarchy in Bhutan. The King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema will attend the royal cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at … In February 2007, he signed a new friendship treaty with India in place of the 1949 treaty. The first democratically elected parliament of Bhutan adopted the ‘Constitution of Bhutan’ under his reign on July 18, 2008. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was born on the 21 February 1980 to King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his third wife, Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon.. Education. Speaking about his wife, the king once told local reporters: "I have been waiting for quite some time to get married. As the ‘Crown Prince’ (more popular as ‘Dasho Khesar’) he travelled around the Kingdom along with his father, the fourth and the then King of Bhutan, meeting and interacting with the people of the country. The launch was attended by the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Her Excellency Annemarie Huber-Hotz, the Vice President of the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent, as well as the regional heads of the IFRC and ICRC. "She and I share one big thing in common: a love and passion for art. Bhutan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema were overjoyed to welcome their first child, a baby boy, on Feb. 5, 2016. Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the fourth and the then King of Bhutan, made an announcement in December 2005 intending to abdicate the throne in 2008 in favour of his son Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Their union has been described as a love marriage, with Pema portrayed as a "commoner by the secretariat. It is permissible to use a link that directs to Unofficial Royalty. Bhutan king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck visits Varanasi Rupee shortage, loans challenges for new government: Bhutan king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Trending in Panache Virat Kohli Sonu Sood Kangana Ranaut Ved Mehta Elon … ‘DeSuung Training Programme’, a military style training programme was initiated by him in 2011 at the behest of the youth in view of acquiring skills to tackle emergencies. The ‘Crown Prince’ addressed the issue regarding welfare of children across the globe, in front of world leaders, in his first ever speech to the United Nations. http://yellow.bt/calendar-april-2016/ #KingJigmeKhesar #QueenJetsunPema #TheGyalsey #Tashichhodzong #Bhutan #Love #Spring #Blossoms #Beautiful, A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Mar 31, 2016 at 6:55am PDT. Her siblings are two brothers, Thinlay Norbu and Jigme Namgyel, and two sisters, Serchen Doma and Yeatso Lhamo (the eldest, who is the wife of the king's brother, Prince Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck). These brand-new photos of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s family are totally frame-worthy. Her Majesty Jetsun Pema joined His Majesty the King on several of his royal visits to various parts of Bhutan before their wedding. King Jigme Khesar was crowned in 2008, following the abdication of his father, Jigme Singye Wangchuck in 2006. 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But it doesn't matter when you get married as long as it is to the right person. Gursharan Kaur with the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Bhutan Queen, Her Majesty Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, in New Delhi on October 24, 2011.jpg 2,200 × 1,783; 2.49 MB (Jigme Khesar Namgyel is the fifth Druk Gyalpo or Dragon King.) However, her family apparently has long-term links with the royals. Protecting the Ozone Layer remains an important endeavor, and these efforts have been bolstered by Her Majesty’s support as the UNEP Ozone Ambassador. His younger brother is Prince Jigme Dorji and younger sister is Princess Dechen Yangzom. He is married to Queen Jetsun Pema who is … This biography profiles his childhood, life, reign, achievements and timeline. The royal visits involve interacting with local people, students and public servants. Jetsun Pema, 27, is the world's youngest living queen. The royal couple both celebrated the union of their younger siblings yesterday. His Majesty is patron of several institutes and associations including ‘Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry’, ‘European Convention of Bhutan Societies’, ‘Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies’, ‘Bhutan Scouts Association’, ‘Bhutan India Friendship Association’ and ‘India Bhutan Foundation’. Bhutanese Emperors & Kings, education: Wheaton College, University of Oxford, Phillips Academy, See the events in life of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in Chronological Order. #HisMajesty #KingJigmeKhesar #HRHTheGyalsey #Prince #JigmeNamgyelWangchuck #precious #dynasty #Dungkhar #maize #field #summer #beautiful #Bhutan #desktopcalendar #yellow.bt, A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Jun 30, 2016 at 6:14am PDT, "She is a wonderful human being, intelligent," he told reporters. In 2011, the 21-year-old commoner Jetsun Pema married the 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. On October 13, 2011, he married Jetsun Pema in Punakha Dzong and bestowed her with the Crown of the Druk Gyaltsuen received from the sacred ‘Machhen Temple’ of the Dzong, thus formally proclaiming her as the ‘Queen of the Kingdom of Bhutan’. She's known for her charity work for organisations like the Bhutan Red Cross Society, Ability Bhutan Society, and Bhutan Kidney Association. He became … King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, 4th Dragon King of Bhutan was born on November 11, 1955, at Dechencholing Palace in Thimphu, Bhutan. image caption Jigme Khesar is the fifth in a line of hereditary rulers who have reigned in Bhutan for the last 100 years. He then became a student at the … In commemoration of the anniversary, the Motithang Park in Thimphu was declared an ‘Ozone Park’. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? I am certain I am married to the right person. They were provided with essential amenities and services and also helped in their agricultural efforts. ‘Kidu’ schemes include providing educational aid to poor students, medical aid to senior citizens, state land to landless farmers and overseeing and assisting victims of natural disasters. Refrigeration and Air Condition equipment (RAC) was also handed over to Ministry of Labour and Human Resources to assist the RAC curriculum. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was with his wife Queen Jetsun Pema and their two children Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck and Prince Ugyen Wangchuck. The couple apparently share a love of art. Read the original article on Business Insider UK. In 2006, King Jigme Singye Wangchuk abdicated the throne in favor of his eldest son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. The National Day this year was celebrated in the historic Trongsa District, and attended by several thousand people from Trongsa and other central districts of Bhutan. On February 5, 2016, their son, ‘His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’ was born. Bhutanese can approach ‘Kidu’ by sending applications to the ‘Office of the Royal Chamberlain’. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. 8 May 2017: Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the launch of the Bhutan Red Cross Society, coinciding with the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Day. In the 34 years of Jigme Singye Wangchuk’s reign, Bhutan has seen unprecedented socio-economic and cultural growth. #QueenJetsunPema #Gyalsey #March #RoyalGrandmother #Beautiful #Blessed #Bhutan, A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Mar 4, 2016 at 9:14am PST, The king, who also appears to be an involved father, once told reporters: "I have been waiting for quite some time to get married. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck became the fifth 'Druk Gyalpo' (king of Bhutan) on December 9, 2006, at the age of 26, after his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicated the … But it doesn't matter when you get married as long as it is to the right person. The BRCS is part of a network of the movement with 190 countries having an establishment of a Red Cross or a Red Crescent National Society. © 2017. Thereafter he went to Massachusetts and attended boarding schools. Before taking the throne, the queen attended Regent's College in London, where she studied international relations, psychology, and art history. Meet Jetsun Pema, the youngest queen on the planet. 6 November 2017, Thimphu: Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced a celebration to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol- a United Nations treaty to take steps to protect the ozone layer. When the Wangduephodrang Dzong was devastated by fire on June 24, 2012, the King, in the capacity of ‘Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces’, directed the armed forces to the site and he himself visited the site within hours. He granted Nu.100 million for the ‘Dzong Reconstruction Fund’ from the Armed Forces. Last year on Zhabdrung Kuchoe, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey received the name Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. Dragon Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck is the son of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema.He recently took a break from posing for the country’s monthly calendar photos to take his heart-stealing talents to India on a trip with his parents. #HisMajesty #KingJigmeKhesar #KingofBhutan #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #QueenofBhutan #HRH #Gyalsey #ZhabdrungKuchoe #May #calendar #yellow, A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Apr 30, 2017 at 6:49am PDT, • The secret code cabin crew use to point out attractive passengers• The 17 cities where the world's richest people want to live• A 2018 ranking of universities worldwide. King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan This article is the intellectual property of Unofficial Royalty and is not to be copied under any circumstances. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. The BCRS strives to establish a network of members and volunteers in communities throughout Bhutan to provide services in the areas of social inclusion, health, and disaster risk management that are complimentary to those of the Royal Government and other organizations. His Majesty was born on February 21, 1980 to Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the fourth ‘Dragon King’ of Bhutan, and his third wife, Queen Tshering Yangdon, as their eldest son. Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck (Dzongkha: འཇིགས་མེད་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་དབང་ཕྱུག་, born 5 February 2016) is the first child and heir apparent of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan and his wife, Queen Ashi Jetsun Pema.He has been the Crown Prince of Bhutan since his birth in … The royal wedding was held in simple traditional Bhutanese style. It is a voluntary aid society, auxiliary to the public authorities in the humanitarian field, having the mandates to save lives, protect livelihoods and strengthen recovery from disasters; to enable healthy and safe living; and to promote social inclusion and culture of care and protection. #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #QueenofBhutan #MontrealProtocol #Environment #UNEP #OzoneAmbassador #OzonePark #Thimphu #Bhutan, A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Nov 6, 2017 at 7:34am PST. The twenty six year old prince became a sensation, especially among female admirers, so much so that the Thai media gave him the epithet, ‘Prince Charming’. Follow Business Insider UK on Twitter. Traditionally attired Bhutanese dancers smile during the coronation ceremony of the 5th King of … Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the fifth and present ‘Druk Gyalpo’ or the ‘Dragon King’ of the Kingdom of Bhutan since December 9, 2006. Every district has a Dzongkhag Kidu Officer who is responsible to collect the applications of the people and appeal to His Majesty directly. This year, the theme for the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is ‘Everywhere for Everyone’. He maintains the ancient tradition of ‘Kidu’ that manifests the reign of Dharma King who carries on his holy duty of taking care of the people. He attended schools in Bhutan and completed his Higher Secondary studies from ‘Yangchenphug High School’ in Bhutan. After his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicated the throne in his favour, he became King on 9 December 2006. He has supported many new government initiatives to empower the system keeping in view the democratic transformation. The programme has become immensely popular with over a thousand trained volunteers. Her Majesty then studied International Relations, at the Regent’s College in London. 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