Kesang Choden Wangchuck

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Not to be confused with Bhutan's Queen Grandmother Kesang Choden and the other princess Kesang Choden.

Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck
Born (1982-01-23) 23 January 1982 (age 35)
Thimphu, Bhutan
Spouse Dasho Palden Yoser Thinley (m. 2008)
House Wangchuck
Father Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Mother Tshering Pem
Religion Buddhism

Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck (born 23 January 1982), is a member of the royal family of Bhutan. She is a daughter of the former King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem, one of the former king's four wives, all of whom are sisters and held the title 'queen'.[1] She is a half-sister of the current Druk Gyalpo (king) Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who became king following the abdication of his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck in December 2006.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Kesang Choden Wangchuck has a degree in psychology from Stanford University in California. She married Dasho Palden Yoser Thinley at the Dechencholing Palace on November 11, 2008, on a day coinciding with the 13th day of the 9th Bhutanese month. He is a son of Dasho Jigme Yoser Thinley, the former Prime Minister of Bhutan, by his wife, Aum Rinsy Dem. The ceremony, organized by Je Khenpo was attended by the former king, the fourth Druk Gyalpo, the Royal Grandmother, Queen mothers and other members of the royal family, cabinet ministers and senior military officials.[3]

Titles, styles, and honours[edit]

Styles of
Princess Kesang Choden Wangchuck
Emblem of Bhutan.svg
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ashi

Titles and styles[edit]


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).[4]
    • King Jigme Khesar Investiture Medal 2008.gif King Jigme Khesar Investiture Medal (06/11/2008).[5]



See also[edit]

Kesang Choden Wangchuck
Born: 23 January 1982
Bhutanese royalty
Preceded by
Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck
Line of succession to the Bhutanese Throne Succeeded by
Euphelma Choden Wangchuck