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Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

King of Bhutan

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (born 21 February 1980) is the son of Jigme Singye Wangchuck and the 5th and current reigning Dragon King (Druk Gyalpo) of the Kingdom of Bhutan.[2] He became king on 9 December 2006. He was officially crowned on 1 November 2008.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
འཇིགས་མེད་གེ་སར་རྣམ་
རྒྱལ་དབང་ཕྱུག
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King of Bhutan
Reign9 December 2006 – present
Coronation1 November 2008
PredecessorJigme Singye Wangchuck
Heir presumptiveJigme Namgyel Wangchuck
Prime Ministers
Born (1980-02-21) 21 February 1980 (age 39)
Kathmandu, Nepal[1]
SpouseJetsun Pema (2011–present)
IssueJigme Namgyel Wangchuck
HouseHouse of Wangchuck
FatherJigme Singye Wangchuck
MotherTshering Yangdon
ReligionBuddhism

ReferencesEdit

  1. "I was born in Nepal: HM the King of Bhutan". Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  2. Bhutan 2008