Sonam Dechan Wangchuck

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Princess Ashi Sonam Dechan
Spouse Dasho Phub W. Dorji
(m. 2009)
House House of Wangchuck
Father Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck
Born (1981-08-05) 5 August 1981 (age 33)
Religion Buddhism

Princess Ashi Sonam Dechan Wangchuck (born 5 August 1981) is a princess of Bhutan. She is the daughter of the 4th King of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuck and sister of the 5th King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. She has a degree in international relations from Stanford University and a masters in law from Harvard Law School.[1] She has also clerked for the Royal High Court of Bhutan. She currently works at the Judiciary of the Kingdom of Bhutan as President of the Bhutan National Legal Institute.


She married Dasho Phub W. Dorji at the Mothithang Palace on 5 April 2009. Dasho Phub W.Dorji has a Masters degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics from George Washington University. He topped the 2004 civil service examinations and currently works in the Finance Ministry. [2]

Titles, styles, and honours[edit]

Monarchical styles of
Princess Sonam Dechen Wangchuck
Emblem of Bhutan.svg
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ashi

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National honours[edit]

  •  Bhutan:
    • Commemorative Silver Jubilee Medal of His Majesty The King (02061999).png Commemorative Silver Jubilee Medal of King Jigme Singye (02/06/1999).
    • King Jigme Khesar Investiture Medal 2008.gif King Jigme Khesar Investiture Medal (06/11/2008).[3]

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Sonam Dechan Wangchuck
Born: 5 August 1981
Bhutanese royalty
Preceded by
Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck
Line of succession to the Bhutanese Throne
6th position
Succeeded by
Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck