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Videos from the Coronation

For those of you who missed the Coronation, here’s one I found on YouTube. If you know of any, please let me know.

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His Majesty in Trongsa

People around the country are adding a new item to their chhoesham (altar), the spiritual heart of a Bhutanese home. This is the folder that carries the portrait of His Majesty and a commemorative Coronation coin. As Lepta, 85, from Bji Pam, said, placing the portrait on his head: “This sung-ki is a gift from my King, the gift of a lifetime.”

On December 10 and 11, thousands of people gathered in Trongsa to offer Thridar to His Majesty the King on his first visit to the dzongkhag after the Coronation. They came from every corner of Trongsa and from dzongkhags of central Bhutan to celebrate His Majesty and the royal presence with songs and dances.

Children in Merak - Eastern Bhutan..

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Coronation of the King of Bhutan – His Majesty’s Coronation Address

It is with immense joy that we are gathered together on this most auspicious day. In these last 100 years the dreams and aspirations of our forefathers and the vision of our Kings have been fulfilled beyond all expectations.The wise and selfless leadership of our kings, the sacrifice and hard work of generations of Bhutanese and the special bond between the People and King have given us this unique and special nation – a jewel of the earth.

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck inspecting the Coronation Guard of Honour.

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Coronation of the King of Bhutan – Crowning Ceremony

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.

 

His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King crowns His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as the Fifth King of Bhutan.

His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King crowns His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as the Fifth King of Bhutan.

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Coronation of the King of Bhutan – His Majesty returns from Punakha to Thimphu

His Majesty returned to Thimphu from Punakha on the 2nd of November, 2008. His Majesty was in Punakha to receive the Dacred Dar from the Holy Machhen in the Punakha Dzong.

His Majesty spent time with thousands of people, both young and old, who lined up the highway to offer their Thridars to His Majesty.

 
His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan is greeted by his people with traditional offerings during the Royal Procession from Punakha to Thimphu.

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, is greeted by his people with traditional offerings during the Royal Procession from Punakha to Thimphu.

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