Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck

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Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
Druk Gyalsey of Bhutan
Crown Prince of Bhutan
Royal Prince of Bhutan (cropped).jpg
Born (2016-02-05) 5 February 2016 (age 3)
Lingkana Palace, Thimphu, Bhutan
Full name
Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
FatherJigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
MotherJetsun Pema
ReligionVajrayana Buddhism

Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck (Dzongkha: འཇིགས་མེད་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་དབང་ཕྱུག་, born 5 February 2016)[1][2] is the first child and heir apparent of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan and his wife, Jetsun Pema. His name was announced on 16 April 2016.[3] Prior to the announcement, he was known only as The Gyalsey, which means "prince". Before his birth his paternal uncle Prince Jigyel Ugyen of Bhutan was the heir presumptive to King Jigme Khesar Namgyel. In honor of his birth, 108,000 trees were planted by thousands of volunteers in Bhutan.[4] He is expected to become the sixth Druk Gyalpo (King of Bhutan).

Titles and styles[edit]

Styles of
Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
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Reference styleHis Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness
Alternative styleDruk Gyalsey
  • 5 February 2016 – present: His Royal Highness Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, Druk Gyalsey (Dragon Prince) of Bhutan.[5]



  1. ^ "His Royal Highness The Gyalsey is born". Kuensel. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ Royal Ark
  3. ^ "HRH The Gyalsey to be named on Zhabdrung Kuchoe". Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  4. ^ "108,000 trees planted in Bhutan Prince's honour - CBBC Newsround". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  5. ^ Moaf

See also[edit]

Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
Born: 5 February 2016
Regnal titles
Lines of succession
Line of succession to the Bhutanese throne
1st position
Succeeded by
Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck