King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan welcome second baby - find out the gender - EpicNews

March 19, 2020 – 11:12 GMT Jenni McKnight

Congratulations to King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan, who’ve introduced the protected arrival of their second little one. The couple’s glad information was shared on the royal household’s official Instagram account on Thursday. Sharing a photograph of the couple, taken in February, with their son Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, also called the Dragon Prince, King Jigme Khesar wrote: “We are honoured to announce the birth of the second Royal Child of Their Majesties The King and Queen, a Prince, on the 19th of March 2020, corresponding with the 25th day of the 1st month of the Male Iron Rat year, in Lingkana Palace, Thimphu. Her Majesty and the royal baby are in good health, and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey was delighted to meet his younger brother. Their Majesties express their gratitude to the medical team, the Zhung Dratshang and to everyone for their well-wishes and prayers.”


Congratulations to the royal couple

King Jigme Khesar, 40, and his spouse, 29, additionally took the alternative to share a message about the coronavirus pandemic. They added: “While this remains a very happy occasion for the Royal family and the nation and people of Bhutan, Their Majesties wish to remind all Bhutanese to be mindful, responsible and supportive to each other in the wake of the COVID-19 virus. Their Majesties have everyone whose lives have been affected by this global pandemic in their thoughts and prayers.”

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King Jigme Khesar married Jetsun Pema in October 2011, in Punakha Dzong, adopted by a public celebration in Thimphu and Paro. He turned king in December 2006, following his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s abdication, and was formally topped two years later. The royal couple met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge throughout their royal tour of Bhutan in 2016, shortly after the delivery of their son.

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