Tshering Pem

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Tshering Pem
Queen mother of Bhutan
PredecessorKesang Choden
Born (1957-12-29) 29 December 1957 (age 61)
Nobgang, Punakha, Bhutan
SpouseJigme Singye Wangchuck
IssueChimi Yangzom Wangchuck
Kesang Choden Wangchuck
Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck
Full name
Tshering Pem Wangchuck
HouseWangchuck (by marriage)
FatherDasho Yab Ugyen Dorji
MotherYum Thuiji Zam

Queen Mother Tshering Pem (born 29 December 1957) is one of the four wives and queens of Bhutanese king Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who ruled until his abdication in 2006. She is the Queen Mother (Gyalyum Kude, literally meaning "Queen Mother") of Bhutan.


Her father, Dasho Yab Ugyen Dorji (b. 1925), is the Founder and Proprietor of Ugyen Academy (03/04/2002).[1] Her mother is Yum Thuiji Zam (b. 1932).

She was educated at St. Joseph's Convent, Kalimpong, and St. Helen's School, Kurseong, India.


She had, with the former king, the following children:

Name Birth Marriage Issue
Princess Ashi
Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck (Photo)
(1980-01-10) 10 January 1980 (age 39) 13 October 2005 Dasho Sangay Wangchuck[2] Dasho Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck[2]
(ca. September 2006 (age 12))

Dasho Jamyang Singye Wangchuck[2]
(2009 (age 9–10))

Princess Ashi
Kesang Choden Wangchuck (Photo)
(1982-01-23) 23 January 1982 (age 36) 11 November 2008 Dasho Palden Yoser Thinley[2][3] Dasho Jamgyel Singye Wangchuck[4]

Dasho Ugyen Junay Wangchuck[5]

Prince Dasho
Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck (Photo)
(1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 24)


  • Co-Chairman of the Bhutan Foundation (BF).
  • President of the Bhutan Youth Development Foundation (YDF).

Titles, styles, and honours[edit]

Styles of
Queen Mother Tshering Pem
Emblem of Bhutan.svg
Reference styleHer Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty
Alternative styleGyalyum Kude

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 29 December 1957 - 1979: Ashi Tshering Pem.
  • 1979 - 9 December 2006: Her Majesty Queen Tshering Pem, The Queen of Bhutan.
  • 9 December 2006 – Present: Her Majesty Queen Mother Tshering Pem, The Queen Mother of Bhutan.



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ugyen Academy
  2. ^ a b c d "bhutan4". royalark.net.
  3. ^ Bhutan Majestic Travel Archived 2012-05-01 at WebCite, Wedding news
  4. ^ First son
  5. ^ Second son
  6. ^ a b Royal Ark

External links[edit]

Tshering Pem
Born: 29 December 1957
Bhutanese royalty
Preceded by
Kesang Choden
Queen Mother of Bhutan