Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Royal Profile: 12 Facts about King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan

  1. Jigme Singye Wangchuck was born 11 November 1955 as the son of Kinh Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck.
  2. He has the following siblings:
    1. Sonam Choden Wangchuck
    2. Dechan Wangmo Wangchuck
    3. Pema Lhaden Wangchuck
    4. Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck
  3. He has the following wives{Source}:
    1. Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (1955) (wife 1)
    2. Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck (1957) (wife 2)
    3. Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck (1959) (wife 3)
    4. Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck (1963) (wife 4)
  4. He has the following children{Source}:
    1. Princess Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck (1980, daughter with wife #2)
    2. King Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (1980,  son with wife #3)
    3. Princess Ashi Sonam Dechen Wangchuck (1981, daughter of wife #1)
    4. Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck (1981, daughter of wife #3)
    5. Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck (1982, daughter with wife #2)
    6. Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck (1984, son of wife #1)
    7. Prince Dasho Khamsum Singye Wangchuck  (1984, son of wife #4)
    8. Prince Dasho Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1986,  son with wife #3)
    9. Princess Ashi Euphelma Choden Wangchuck (1993, daughter with wife #4)
    10. Prince Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck (1994, shares his birthday, son with wife #2)
  5. He has the following children-in-law{Source}:
    1. Dasho Phub W. Dorji (since April 2009, husband of Princess Ashi Sonam Dechen Wangchuck)
    2. Dasho Sangay Wangchuk (since October 2005, husband of Princess Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck)
    3. Dasho Palden Yoeser Thinley (Since 2008, husband of Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck)
    4. Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan (Since October 2011, wife of King Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck)
    5. Dasho Tandin Namgyel (Since October 2009, husband of Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck)
    6. Yetsho Lhamo (Since October 2013, wife of Prince Dasho Jigme Dorji Wangchuck)
  6. He hasa grandson by daughter, Princess Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck born circa September 2006, name unknown {Source}
  7. At the age of four, sometime in 1959, the young Crown Prince received the offerings of good wishes and respects by the public, monks and officials for the first time in Tashi Chodzong.
  8. He was educated in Bhutan, India, and England.
  9. He attended his very early education with tutors at the palace in Bhutan.
  10. He attended St Joseph’s College, Darjeeling in India.
  11. In 1964, he attended Heatherdown Prep School, where he completed his studies in 1969.

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