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Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and Their Royal Highnesses Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel and Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck arrived in Thimphu yesterday, after visiting Trongsa and Bumthang on December 9.

Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses were accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck, Dasho Thinlay Norbu and members of Her Majesty’s family.

In Trongsa, Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses visited Tangsibji, Her Majesty’s paternal ancestral home. In honour of His Royal Highness Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck’s first visit, representatives of the community offered Ku-Sung Thug mendrel- a symbolic offering of dedication.

The Royal Visit marked His Royal Highness Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck’s first visit to Trongsa Dzong, where Dzongkhag representatives offered Mendrel Ku Sung Thug. Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses offered prayers at the lhakhangs of the dzong, and graced the first day of the ongoing Trongsa Tshechu, which is being held in accordance with Covid-19 protocols.

While in Trongsa, Her Majesty visited Dzongkhalum to meet the de-suup trainees participating in various De-Suung Skilling Programme (DSP) courses.

Her Majesty also met with de-suup trainees at the various DSP courses in Bumthang.

While in Bumthang, Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses visited Jamphel Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, and Tamzhing Lhakhang. The Dzongkhag representatives offered Mendrel Ku Sung Thug to honour His Royal Highness Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck’s first visit to Bumthang at Kurje Lhakhang.

Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses also visited Kenchosum Lhakhang, where the Kagye Drupchen- performed after 500 years just concluded. The Peling Sungtrul Rinpoche, Gangtey Trulku and monks of the Lhakhang offered Mendrel Ku Sung Thug.

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