- 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.
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”.
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.”
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.
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.