Sunday, January 10, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck of Bhutan

Princess Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck of Bhutan was born 10 January 1980 as the daughter of the King  Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan & Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem of Bhutan {Source}. She has two younger full siblings and several half siblings{Source}:
  1. King Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (1980, half brother)
  2. Princess Ashi Sonam Dechen Wangchuck of Bhutan (1981, half sister)
  3. Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck of Bhutan (1981, half sister)
  4. Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck of Bhutan (1982, full sister)
  5. Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck of Bhutan (1984, half brother)
  6. Prince Dasho Khamsum Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan (1985, half brother)
  7. Prince Dasho Jigme Dorji Wangchuck of Bhutan (1986, half brother)
  8. Princess Ashi Euphelma Choden Wangchuck(1993, half sister)
  9. Prince Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck (1994, full brother)
Like her siblings, she has an extensive educational background. She spent her early years in Bhutan, before moving to the United States for University. She earned a bachelor's degree with majors in International Relationions and Economics from Wellesley College{Source}. She earned a master's degree in public administration from Columbia University{Source}.

She married Dasho Sangay Wangchuck on 13 October 2005{Source}. She and her husband reside in New York, where he is currently completeing his master's degree in public adminstration and global affairs at Columbia University {Source}.

She is currently 5th in succession for the Bhutanese throne, however, with the upcoming birth of her nephew in the spring of 2016, she will move down to 6th place.

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