king of bhutan


Head of State: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

Head of State since: 14th December 2006

Predecessor: Jigme Singye Wangchuck (abdicated)

Heir to the Throne: Prince Jigyel Ugyen

National Anthem: Druk tsendhen

Information about the Monarch:

King Jigme was born on 21st February 1980. He married Jetsun Pema on 13th October 2011. They do not currently have any children. The King’s brother is the current heir to the throne.

Interesting fact:

King Jigme gave up his absolute monarchy and switched the country to a democracy – with the first Parliamentary elections being held in 2008.

Latest News from the Monarchy


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