King, Queen of Bhutan announces the birth of their second Royal child

  • HM king of Bhutan announced birth of royal child
  • The new royal child is a baby boy
  • It is the second child of King Jigme and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema
  • Name and pictures of the Royal child has not been released

Thimphu: The King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (40) and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema (29) of Bhutan on Thursday March 19 announced the birth of their second royal child with a message urging the people to be ‘cautious and responsible’ amid COVID-19 outbreak.

(Royal photograph taken in February 2020) Photo:Facebook/HM king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

The royal couple did not shared the pictures of their new born child or announced his name.

His Majesty King of Bhutan writes in his facebook/Instagram post “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”. His Majesty King of Bhutan announced on Instagram

HM. King Jigme added “Her Majesty and the royal baby are in good health, and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey was delighted to meet his younger brother”.

His Majesty The King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey
during the Birth Anniversary of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey

The King and Queen also expressed their gratitude to the medical team, the Zhung Dratshang and to everyone for their well-wishes and prayers.

“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”.

Their Majesties further added “have everyone whose lives have been affected by this global pandemic in their thoughts and prayers.”

The fourth Druk Gyalpo King Jigme Singye Wangchuck (right) crowns his son Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as the fifth Druk Gyalpo, King of Bhutan, in the Throne room of the Tashichhodzong Palace during the coronation ceremony in Thimphu, Bhutan on November 6, 2008. (REUTERS/Royal Government of Bhutan/Handout)

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the fifth Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King) ascended the throne on Bhutan in 2006 just at age of 26 after his father King Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicated the throne in his favour.

His Majesty The King, His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo, and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck married Queen Jetsun Pema on 13th October 2011. The royal couple already have one son born in Lingkana Palace in Thimphu, on 5th February 2016. The three years old Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, is the heir to the Bhutanese throne.

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