Bhutanese

Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck

by Manila on March 1, 2016

Place of Birth: Thimphu, Bhutan

Date of Birth: February 5, 2016

Ethnicity: Bhutanese

His Royal Highness The Gyalsey is the son of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, and Jetsun Pema.

His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 24th great-grandfather, Sumthrang Chorji (1179-1265).

His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’s paternal grandfather is Jigme Singye Wangchuck (the son of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Kesang Choden). Dorji was the son of Jigme Wangchuck and Phuntsho Choden. Kesang was the daughter of Raja Sonam Tobgye Dorji and Rani Mayum Chonying Wangmo Dorji.

His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’s paternal grandmother is Tshering Yangdon (the daughter of Yab Ugyen Dorji and Yum Thuiji Zam). Ugyen was the son of Sangay Tenzin and Dorji Om. Thuiji was the daughter of Lopen Duba and Aum Ugay Dem.

His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’s maternal grandfather is Dhondup Gyaltshen (the son of Ugyen Dorji Tangbi and Aum Karma Yangzom). Ugen was the son of Ugyen Tshering, Dzongpon of Trashigang, and of Dorji Wangmo. Karma was the daughter of Trashigang Dzongpon Thinley Topgay and Aum Lemo.

His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’s maternal grandmother is Sonam Chuki (the daughter of Thinley Namgyal, Dzongpon of Zhemgang, and of Aum Rinchen). Thinley was the son of Tenzin Thinley, Khyungtrul Pema Wangchen, and of Decho Dorji. Rinchen was the daughter of Tshering and Aum Lekpa.

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Jetsun Pema

by Manila on June 29, 2015

Place of Birth: Thimphu, Bhutan

Date of Birth: June 4, 1990

Ethnicity: Bhutanese

Jetsun Pema is the queen consort (Druk Gyaltsuen, literally meaning “Dragon Queen”) of Bhutan, as the wife of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Their son is His Royal Highness The Gyalsey.

Jetsun is the daughter of Dhondup Gyaltshen and Sonam Chuki. Sonam comes from the family of Bumthang Pangtey, one of the oldest noble families in Bhutan. Jetsun’s 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.

Jetsun’s paternal grandfather is Ugyen Dorji Tangbi (the son of Ugyen Tshering, Dzongpon of Trashigang, and of Dorji Wangmo).

Jetsun’s paternal grandmother is Aum Karma Yangzom (the daughter of Thinley Topgay, Dzongpon of Trashigang, and of Aum Lemo). Thinley was the son of Sonam Tshering, Dzongpon of Trashigang, and of Aum Chomo.

Jetsun’s maternal grandfather is Thinley Namgyal, Dzongpon of Zhemgang (the son of Tenzin Thinley, Khyungtrul Pema Wangchen, and of Decho Dorji). Tenzin was the son of Sonam Tenzin and Sonam Lhatsho. Decho was the daughter of Chimi Dorji, Dzongpon of Thimphu, and of Yeshay Choden.

Jetsun’s maternal grandmother is Aum Rinchen (the daughter of Tshering and Aum Lekpa).

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Place of Birth: Kathmandu, Nepal

Date of Birth: February 21, 1980

Ethnicity: Bhutanese

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the fifth and current reigning Druk Gyalpo or “Dragon King” of the Kingdom of Bhutan, since 9 December, 2006; he was coronated on 6 November, 2008. He is the son of Jigme Singye Wangchuck and Tshering Yangdon. He is married to Jetsun Pema. Their son is His Royal Highness the Gyalsey.

Khesar’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 23rd great-grandfather, Sumthrang Chorji (1179-1265).

Khesar’s paternal grandfather was Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the son of Jigme Wangchuck and Phuntsho Choden). Khesar’s great-grandfather Jigme was the son of Ugyen Wangchuck and Tsundue Pema Lhamo. Phuntsho was the daughter of Jamyang, Chumed Zhalgno, of the Tamzhing Choji family, and of Decho Dorji.

Khesar’s paternal grandmother was Kesang Choden (the daughter of Raja Sonam Tobgye Dorji and Rani Mayum Chonying Wangmo Dorji). Sonam was the son of Raja Ugyen Dorji. Mayeum was the daughter of Thutob Namgyal and Yeshay Dolma.

Khesar’s maternal grandfather is Yab Ugyen Dorji (the son of Sangay Tenzin and Dorji Om). Sangay was the son of Kuenga Gyeltshen and Ngodrup Pem. Khesa’’s great-grandmother Dorji was the daughter of Gyeltshen Dorji, 5th Sersang Lang, and of Abi Yum Yangchen Droelma.

Khesar’s maternal grandmother is Yum Thuiji Zam (the daughter of Lopen Duba and Aum Ugay Dem).

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