On the 6th of November 2008, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was crowned the Fifth King of Bhutan in a sacred and intimate ceremony in the Serthri Namgay Khangzang (the Supreme Golden Throne Room) in the Tashichhodzong.
Amidst the recitation of holy sutras by the monks, His Holiness the Je Khenpo raised the Raven Crown with the Tashi Khadar and handed it to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The Fourth King held it until the precise moment of 8.31 AM, chosen for its auspiciousness, and then placed it gently on the head of his son, the Fifth King of Bhutan, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
At that moment His Majesty ascended the Supreme Golden Throne, becoming the world’s youngest reigning monarch, in the world’s newest democracy.
- Sacred Dar Ceremony in Punakha – Day 1
- Sacred Dar Ceremony in Punakha – Day 2
- The Royal Procession back to Thimphu
- His Majesty’s Coronation Address
His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King crowns His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as the Fifth King of Bhutan.
Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as the Fifth King of Bhutan in the Throne Room of the Tashichhodzong.
Further reading about the Coronation Ceremony