Saturday, January 23, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck of Bhutan

Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck of Bhutan was born 23 January 1982 as the daughter of  King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem {Source}.

She has the following siblings, half-siblings, and siblings-in-law, as well as several nieces and nephews{Source}:
  1. King Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (1980)
    1. Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan
      1. Child on the way (First Quarter of 2016-rumored to be a son)
  2. Prince Dasho Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1986)
    1. Yetsho Lhamo
  3. Princess Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck (1980)
    1. Dasho Sangay Wangchuk
      1. Son (2006)
  4. Princess Ashi Sonam Dechen Wangchuck (1981)
    1. Dasho Phub W. Dorji
  5. Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck(1982)
    1. Dasho Tandin Namgyel
  6. Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck (1984)
  7. Prince Dasho Khamsum Singye Wangchuck (1984)
  8. Princess Ashi Euphelma Choden Wangchuck (1993)
  9. Prince Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck (1994)

She studied psychology at Stanford University in the United States, earning a degree. 

On 11 November 2008, she married Dasho Palden Yoeser Thinley{Source}. 

The Princess is currently 8th in succession of the Bhutanese throne. She shares a birthday with Princess Caroline of Hanover.

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