Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Her Majesty then studied International Relations, at the Regent’s College in London. #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. 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’. 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. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 31, … The Washington Post reported that "in one version of events, the two met at a picnic when she was 7 and he was 17; she reportedly came up to him and gave him a hug.". It is permissible to use a link that directs to Unofficial Royalty. 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. 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. 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. On February 5, 2016, their son, ‘His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’ was born. Zhabdrung Kuchoe falls this year on May 5. I am certain I am married to the right person. The royal couple both celebrated the union of their younger siblings yesterday. In 2006, King Jigme Singye Wangchuk abdicated the throne in favor of his eldest son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. She is the daughter of a pilot, but her paternal great-grandfather was lord of the eastern province of Tashigang, and her maternal grandfather was the half-brother of the wife of Bhutan's second king, according to The Post. In February 2007, His Majesty signed a new friendship treaty with India, thus replacing the one of 1949. 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 … 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. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the fifth and present ‘Druk Gyalpo’ or the ‘Dragon King’ of the Kingdom of Bhutan since December 9, 2006. The lesson from the success Protocol is being used in efforts to achieve similar collective action for climate change today. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. 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. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. (Jigme Khesar Namgyel is the fifth Druk Gyalpo or Dragon King.) 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. 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. But it doesn't matter when you get married as long as it is to the right person. 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. It is a Dzongkha title bestowed to the heir apparent of the Monarchy of Bhutan. 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. This biography profiles his childhood, life, reign, achievements and timeline. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen is the President of the Bhutan Red Cross Society. Her Majesty Jetsun Pema joined His Majesty the King on several of his royal visits to various parts of Bhutan before their wedding. Following the 2009 and 2011 earthquakes and floods, His Majesty himself had overseen the rehabilitation efforts of the victims. Despite her royal duties, she appears to be a hands-on mother. King Jigme Khesar married Jetsun Pema in October 2011, in Punakha Dzong, followed by a public celebration in Thimphu and Paro. 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). Every district has a Dzongkhag Kidu Officer who is responsible to collect the applications of the people and appeal to His Majesty directly. Before taking the throne, the queen attended Regent's College in London, where she studied international relations, psychology, and art history. #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 Khesar was crowned in 2008, following the abdication of his father, Jigme Singye Wangchuck in 2006. Dhondup graduated from Sherubtse College, Kanglung and has been a commercial pilot since 1989 with Druk Air. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? ", The entire country is glowing emerald with lush fields of paddy and maize in the balmy summer months. 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. Bhutanese Emperors & Kings, education: Wheaton College, University of Oxford, Phillips Academy, See the events in life of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in Chronological Order. He is the Chancellor of the ‘Royal University of Bhutan’. 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. 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 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’. In his endeavour to interact with the people of Bhutan regarding the ‘Draft Constitution of Bhutan’ as also to encourage them to take part in the forthcoming democratic efforts, he toured widely across the nation. Her paternal great-grandfather was lord of the eastern province of Tashigang, and her maternal grandfather … Thereafter he went to Massachusetts and attended boarding schools. Protecting the Ozone Layer remains an important endeavor, and these efforts have been bolstered by Her Majesty’s support as the UNEP Ozone Ambassador. 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. 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. This is HRH Gyalsey's first National Day Celebration. Queen Jetsun Pema was born at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu on 4 June 1990. The Montreal Protocol has been the most successful environment treaty of the United Nations, and the only one to receive universal endorsement- where 197 member states unanimously came together to phasing out chemicals that were damaging the Ozone Layer. Meet Jetsun Pema, the youngest queen on the planet. Major Works. 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’. Their union has been described as a love marriage, with Pema portrayed as a "commoner by the secretariat. 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. Last year on Zhabdrung Kuchoe, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey received the name Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. ", 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. 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. He granted Nu.100 million for the ‘Dzong Reconstruction Fund’ from the Armed Forces. They were provided with essential amenities and services and also helped in their agricultural efforts. 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. A post shared by Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema (@her_majesty_queen_of_bhutan) on Oct 2, 2015 at 4:22am PDT. Her Majesty Jetsun Pema began her early in Thimphuand later moved to the Lawrence School in Himachal Pradesh, India. 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. The national income of the country, as measured by GDP, was Nu 2.4 billion in 1985. A coronation ceremony was publicly held on November 1, 2008, a propitious year that marked the first centenary of Monarchy in Bhutan. 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. Khesar is the eldest son of the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, and his third wife, Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon. In April 2016, the king and queen welcomed the duke and duchess of Cambridge on a royal visit. 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 … He has three half-brothers and four half-sisters. On July 18, 2008, his reign saw the first elected parliament adopting the ‘Constitution of Bhutan. image caption Jigme Khesar is the fifth in a line of hereditary rulers who have reigned in Bhutan for the last 100 years. The empress has held her position since 2011, Pema and her partner married in 2011 Getty Images, The queen had an extravagant wedding which included framing a giant portrait of her and her husband Getty Images, The wedding was attended by many Getty Images, {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, Meet the world's youngest queen, 27-year-old Jetsun Pema of Bhutan, • 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, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. 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 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. In this quest, he visits inaccessible villages and communities across Bhutan. 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. He became … 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. The fourth King declared that he would initiate to hand over responsibility to Khesar soon. 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. 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. Happy Birthday la, Your Majesty. 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. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Speaking about his wife, the king once told local reporters: "I have been waiting for quite some time to get married. 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 … He then became a student at the … Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. 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’. 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. #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. This year, the theme for the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is ‘Everywhere for Everyone’. 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. 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 … She took the throne at the age of 21 in 2011, when she married King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, now 37. She gave birth to the royal couple's first child, a son named Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, in February 2016. His Royal Highness The Gyalsey is one-month-old on 5th March. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. His younger brother is Prince Jigme Dorji and younger sister is Princess Dechen Yangzom. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, at the 109th National Day celebrations in Trongsa. The monthly calendar for May on yellow.bt commemorates this special event, with this photograph of Their Majesties and HRH The Gyalsey, taken at the Tashichhodzong recently. In commemoration of the anniversary, the Motithang Park in Thimphu was declared an ‘Ozone Park’. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 40, with his wife Queen Jetsun Pema, who, at 30, is the youngest queen in the world. Pictured: the King and Queen of Bhutan in Japan in 2019 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). Her mother, Sonam Chuki, is from Bumthan… From June 12 to 13, 2006, he participated at the ‘60th Anniversary Celebrations’ of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, which was attended by royals from several countries. 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. © 2017. King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, 4th Dragon King of Bhutan was born on November 11, 1955, at Dechencholing Palace in Thimphu, Bhutan. 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 … However, her family apparently has long-term links with the royals. 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 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’. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. "She and I share one big thing in common: a love and passion for art. He married his wife in October 2011, with the couple welcoming their first child in February 2016. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The popular king, also a young monarch, studied at Oxford University. by Scott Mehl Ki… ‘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. The Bhutan Red Cross Society (BCRS) is an autonomous and not-for–profit organization established under the Bhutan Red Cross Society Act 2016. Jetsun Pema is the second eldest of five children. I am certain I am married to the right person.". Her Majesty's eternal grace and service to the nation alongside His Majesty The King inspires and uplifts us everyday. 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 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. After his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicated the throne in his favour, he became King on 9 December 2006. 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. The Bhutanese royals were once nicknamed the Will and Kate of the Himalayas. He is married to Queen Jetsun Pema who is … The royal wedding was held in simple traditional Bhutanese style. Born in: Dechencholing Palace, Thimphu, Bhutan, Emperors & Kings 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. The couple apparently share a love of art. #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. These brand-new photos of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s family are totally frame-worthy. Her father is Dhondup Gyaltshen from Trashigang, the grandson of the Trashigang Dzongpon (Governor of Trashigang) Thinley Tobgye (aka Dopola 1893–1952). Matters like land reform, electoral laws and other such significant subjects were assessed. Follow Business Insider UK on Twitter. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Biography, Life, Interesting Facts. #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. He was inducted as ‘Ponlop of Trongsa’ or the ‘Trongsa Penlop’ in Trongsa Dzong on October 31, 2004. The King can also be approached directly while on his road trips, when he meets probable appellants along the roadway. 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). 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 … The first democratically elected parliament of Bhutan adopted the ‘Constitution of Bhutan’ under his reign on July 18, 2008. He also studied at the ‘Wheaton College’ in Massachusetts. 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. In 2011, the 21-year-old commoner Jetsun Pema married the 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. 4 March 2016: Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with Her Majesty The Royal Grandmother and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey. Traditionally attired Bhutanese dancers smile during the coronation ceremony of the 5th King of … These brand-new photos of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s family are totally frame-worthy. ‘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. He attended the ‘27th UN General Assembly’ held on May 8, 2002, on behalf of Bhutan. #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. 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 — … 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. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. 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. King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan. We celebrate July with this precious photograph of our King and Prince in a glowing field of maize in Dungkhar, Lhuentse. He has supported many new government initiatives to empower the system keeping in view the democratic transformation. Colours and scents overwhelm visitors to markets that are overflowing cornucopias of fruits and vegetables. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Dignitaries and senior officials from the government, UN and private sector also attended the event, which organized by National Environment Commission (NEC). 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. His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen visited eastern Bhutan in June, and introduced His Royal Highness The Gyalsey to the people. 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 programme has become immensely popular with over a thousand trained volunteers. Crops begin to ripen, and all hands are busy in the villages, tending to the farms. In the 34 years of Jigme Singye Wangchuk’s reign, Bhutan has seen unprecedented socio-economic and cultural growth. 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. 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. Jigme Wangchuck attended boarding school in Massachusetts where he was a pupil at the Phillips Academy. 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. Jetsun Pema, 27, is the world's youngest living queen. The royal visits involve interacting with local people, students and public servants. After taking over the reign, in pursuit of democratization of Bhutan, His Majesty started to preside over the parliament in its last sessions. He succeeded his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who formally renounced the throne in favour of his son. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Bhutanese can approach ‘Kidu’ by sending applications to the ‘Office of the Royal Chamberlain’. Read the original article on Business Insider UK. 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. In February 2007, he signed a new friendship treaty with India in place of the 1949 treaty. 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. King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan This article is the intellectual property of Unofficial Royalty and is not to be copied under any circumstances. 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. Will be published daily in dedicated articles in a glowing field of in. 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