Royal Order of Bhutan

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Royal Order of Bhutan
Druk Thuksey
Awarded by  Bhutan
Award of
Type Order
Awarded for distinguished services to Bhutanese nation or people
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Established 1966
Next (higher) Order of Great Victory of the Thunder Dragon
Next (lower) Order of the Druk Khorlo
BHT Royal Order of Bhutan Ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar of the order

The Royal Order of Bhutan (Dzongkha : Druk Thuksey / Druk Thugsey, meaning "Son of the Heart of the Thunder Dragon") is a medal awarded by the King of Bhutan. It was established by Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in 1966 and redesigned in 2008.


It is awarded to people who had contributed in a variety of ways to the socio-economic, religious and political development and growth of Bhutan.[1]

It can be presented to both Bhutanese citizens and foreign nationals.


This order consists of a single class consisting of a neck badge suspended by a collar and matching miniature contained in a fitted case featuring the “cross dorjee and the name of the order in gold block on the lid.

The 65 mm badge consists of a large outer ring with silver crossed dorjees and eight gold lotus petals placed in between, with a red enameled circle within in, inside which a yellow enamel bears a golden portrait of the King.

Notable Recipients[edit]