In 1979 His Majesty The 4th King Jigme Singye Wangchuck married Their Majesties Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck and Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck. Their Majesties the Queens are the daughters of Yab Ugyen Dorji, a descendant of both the mind and speech incarnations of Bhutan’s founder, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, and Yum Thuji Zam.
A private Royal Wedding ceremony was held in 1979, followed by a public ceremony on October 31, 1988, in Punthang Dewa Chenpoi Phodrang (the Palace of Great Bliss).
Their Majesties have five princes and five princesses.
- Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar, HRH Ashi Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck and HRH Dasho Jigme Dorji Wangchuck were born from Her Majesty Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck;
- HRH Ashi Sonam Dechen Wangchuck and HRH Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck from Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck;
- HRH Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, HRH Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck and HRH Dasho Jigme Wangchuck from Her Majesty Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck;
- HRH Dasho Khamsum Singye Wangchuck and HRH Ashi Euphelma Choden Wangchuck from Her Majesty Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck.
This article is the 2nd article in this series of 9 articles titled “Paeans to the King”.
Reprinted from “Paeans to the King”, a free complimentary advertisement booklet with the 11th November 2007 issue of the Bhutan Times.