Tshering Pem

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Tshering Pem
Queen mother of Bhutan
Predecessor Kesang Choden
Born (1957-12-29) 29 December 1957 (age 59)
Nobgang, Punakha, Bhutan
Spouse Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Issue Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck
Kesang Choden Wangchuck
Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck
Full name
Tshering Pem Wangchuck
House Wangchuck (by marriage)
Father Yab Ugyen Dorji
Mother Yum Thuiji Zam
Religion Buddhism
This name uses Bhutanese naming customs. Bhutanese people have two given names, neither of which is a surname or family name unless they are descended from royal or noble lineages.

Queen Mother Tshering Pem is one of the four wives and queens of Bhutanese king Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who ruled until his abdication in 2006.

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:


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


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).[1]
    • King Jigme Khesar Investiture Medal 2008.gif King Jigme Khesar Investiture Medal (06/11/2008).[2]


See also[edit]


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