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The Royal Family of Bhutan

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.

The Royal Wedding Potrait of the 4th King

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.

Genealogy of the Royal Family

  • 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.

35 comments ↓

#1 Sangay Wangchuk on 02.23.08 at 11:53 pm

I like my royal family as much as i love my family.

#2 dhechen dhojee on 03.03.08 at 10:43 am

Right in the middle of an ordinary life,their gusto have given us a fairy tale…….i love to b a part of the family…long live the ROYAL FAMILY..

#3 kajal Goswami on 05.31.08 at 8:58 am

I need help from all of you because my own BPO work for one huge BPO of Thimpu ,Bhutan. My Bpo sign agreement with Drukonnet business serviceses,thimpu,Bhutan during Feb’08. As per agreement they outsource voice and non-voice process for my BPO also they take charges of our voice project.End of feb they start their joint operation on my floor, Malda,west Bengal,India.
2 nd week of march ’08 with out prior notice and with out any cause they with drawn their voice agent as well withdrawn their voice process,but after withdrawn the voice process still they are continue their huge non-voice process on my floor. After 2 and half month of work and as per norms when we several time request drukonnet for clear our dues which is around 21 lakhs , they keep silence and still no payment from their end. Asper agreement we are not sign for business for voice and non-voice except Drukonnet.. So at that moment no work in my hand and last three months all bill are due,At that situation i am toatal out of fund….total insolvent position………..huge pressure from all due holder……..Even now i am unable to arrange daily food for my 2 year child ,my wife and my death bed mother.
So at that situation either recover bill ASAP or end my life with my help less family member,for only i req all of u for advise.

#4 Sangay on 07.16.08 at 12:23 am

I just can’t imagine how grateful our beloved kings are to our people…their timeless efforts and perseverance has really paid to our Bhutanese people’s life. I love all of my 5 kings and their visionary leadership. So in this web, i want to pay my tribute and respect to all my benevolent kings and their royal family of Bhutan..

#5 PEMA on 08.25.08 at 10:00 am

EVERYBODY WILL LOVE TO HAVE A VERY BEAUTIFUL BUNCH OF FLOWER N I FILL VERY HAPPY THAT I HAVE THAT BUNCH OF FLOWER THATS OUR ROYAL FAMILY.

#6 Gelay on 10.15.08 at 11:01 pm

I love my Royal Family too. This is a test comment.

#7 dhendup sherpa on 10.17.08 at 9:57 am

long live the former king and his majesty’s family

#8 kelzang on 10.28.08 at 9:48 pm

long live our royal family,

#9 gerd on 11.04.08 at 8:59 am

I think it’s great that there are still monarchy. For me today is only right. Democracy, communism, socialism, etc. even runs only on exploitation only in a more modern form. So, back to the monarchy. So it devised the gods. Long live our royal family and Bhutan. Greetings from Switzerland.

#10 Nima on 11.05.08 at 7:20 pm

Long live our HM The King and the Royal Family.

#11 PHURBA WANGDI on 11.06.08 at 8:14 am

IN THE LAND OF PEACEFULL DRAGON AND WHERE THE COUNTRY IS RULED BY THE FARSIGHTED KING IA M BORN TO THIS LAND WITH ALL MY LOVE AND CARE AS WELL MY WISHES ARE ALWAYS THEIR FOR THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BHUTAN.

#12 PHURBA WANGDI on 11.06.08 at 8:17 am

I ALWAYS PRAY FOR THE COUNTINUINTY AND LONG LIVE OF OUR FOURTH DRUK GYALPO AND THE FIFTH KING OF BHUTAN AS WELL TO HRH DASHO KHAMSUM SINGYE WANGCHUCK AND THE ROYAL FAMILY. I LOVE YOU ALL AND LONG LIVE OUR KINGS

#13 lional messi on 11.07.08 at 5:42 am

cronglations to the new bhutan king. and the royal family all over bhutan. i wish i could visit bhutan i heard its relly nice, but i cant my manager here at barca thinks its a bad idea.

#14 singye palden yonten on 11.07.08 at 5:45 am

i love the royal family i espicall love the 3 and the4 king of bhutan and the 3 kings wife ashi kesang choden wangchuck.

#15 tashi dorjee on 11.07.08 at 5:48 am

thank you royal family members oof bhutan. thank you ashi kesang wangmo wanhchuck youngest daughter of the 3 king of bhutan. because of you charity homes my mother was saved in delhi with an cancer opration. thank you.

#16 Phuntshok on 11.12.08 at 4:57 am

Our Royal Family, the symbol of Unity and Peace, May it prevail for eternity. Lets pray Leygyan Jarog Dongchen and Palden Lhamo to alway protect them.

Long Live His Majesty, Long Live the Royal Family of Bhutan.

#17 Dawa Tshering on 11.13.08 at 8:21 am

I LOVE MY COUNTRY, ITS PEOPLE AND THE KING.
LONG LIVE OUR BELOVED KING AND THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BHUTAN.

#18 pema l on 11.26.08 at 6:34 am

i luv my country and i am proud to be a citizen of small and very first developing country under the rule of a young king and blessed by our father (4th king). i wish a long live our king and the royal family.

#19 Karma Wangchuk on 11.28.08 at 9:45 pm

LONG LIVE PELDEN DRUKPA…LONG LIVE DRUK GYELPO

#20 lee on 12.19.08 at 1:26 am

I hope my country is a kingdom.
Bhutan is a very beautiful country.
I just want to go to the kingdom of Bhutan.
I want to learn about the culture of Bhutan.
The similar culture of Bhutan and South Korea.

#21 Abhijit Dandapat on 02.06.09 at 8:48 am

Long live the royal family of Bhutan. GOD BLESS THEM .

#22 PHURBA WANGDI on 02.18.09 at 6:24 am

IN THIS NEW WORLD TO THE BHUTANESE PEOPLE WITH A NEW LEADER WE ARE BLESSED TO BE BORN UNDER THE DYNAMIC LEADER OF OUR KINGS. I AM PROUD TO BE AN BHUTANESE STAYING AND STUDYING IN THIS WUNDERFUL COUNTRY UNDER OUR GREAT KINGS………………….

#23 Pelden zangmo on 03.15.09 at 1:58 am

long live our royals…because of u all we the citizens of bhutan could live a very happy life la…thanks

#24 phub namgay on 04.20.09 at 11:32 pm

long live our kings ,their majesties and the royal family. may peace prevail on the himalayan kingdom of bhutan and tripple gem guide our country to greater milestone
…………..
……….cheerscentenary2008

#25 tshering choki on 05.07.09 at 7:08 pm

long live our kings and the royal family

#26 Leythro Dorji on 05.18.09 at 10:51 am

HIS MAJESTY IS OUR HOPE, FAITH, TRUST, STRENGTH AND SYMBOL OF ETERNAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY. LONG LIVE OUR KING AND THE MONARCH SHALL SHINE TILL ETERFNITY.

#27 Sonam Jamtsho on 06.03.09 at 10:10 am

Long Live Their Majesties, the Fourth and Fifth Druk Gyalpos. I would like to thank Their Majesties for their perpetual selfless and farsighted dedication to the
Tsa-Wa-Sum of our country, Bhutan.

#28 namgay on 07.17.09 at 11:58 pm

long live our king and the royal families

#29 chandal on 07.29.09 at 8:24 am

my name is chandal, i live in australia many years ago i had a penfriend from bhutan her name is tsering wangmo she lived at the national musuem & studied in india. i have many of her letters & postcards of her beautiful country. would anyone be able to help me with contact to her family ie an address. thanks.

#30 Dorji wangchuk on 08.04.09 at 11:51 pm

I love my king,long live our king

#31 Lucky on 09.08.09 at 8:25 am

Long live the KUKHOR.

#32 Lucky on 09.08.09 at 8:27 am

Long live our KUKHOR.

#33 Lalit Kumar Bajaj on 10.04.09 at 11:34 pm

Autograph Request for His Majesty The King PLEASE

DEAR SIR / MADAM ,

I HAVE THE HONOUR TO INTRODUCE MYSELF , I AM A SERIOUS COLLECTOR OF AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH OF THE GREAT CELEBRITIES LIKE YOU.

IN THIS CONNECTION I WOULD FEEL HIGHLY OBLIGED IF YOU KINDLY SEND ME YOUR AUTOGRAPH FOR MY COLLECTION. I WILL NOT ONLY PRESERVE YOUR AUTOGRAPH BUT I WILL TAKE THESE FASCINATING HOBBIES AMONG YOUNGER GENERATION TO CREATE AN AWARENESS BY WAY OF EXHIBITION. MY NAME AND ADDRESS IS GIVEN HEREUNDER FOR YOUR KIND INFORMATION :

LALIT KUMAR BAJAJ
40 , STRAND ROAD
4TH FLOOR
KOLKATA – 700001 (INDIA)

MAY I THEN LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR USUAL KIND CO – OPERATION?

THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE.

VERY TRULY YOURS.

L.BAJAJ.

#34 sherab on 10.21.09 at 6:10 am

i love my king

#35 STEPHEN WASWA on 10.22.09 at 6:35 am

I salute you sir,
Sir, i have been seeking contact with HRH Prince Khamsum Singye Wangchuk ever since we left RMAS on that memorable day of 16/12/05 after passing out parade.I was at Ypres Coy and i will be very happy if all of us overseas students of CC051 keep in touch.

Sir your assistance in these subject will highly be apreciated.