Prince first presented to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo

The first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema was born yesterday, February 5, 2016, coinciding with the 27th day of the 12th Bhutanese month.

His Royal Highness was delivered safely at the Lingkana Palace in Thimphu.

A news release from the Royal Office of Media stated that with the blessings of the guardian deities of Bhutan and protectors of the dharma and the prayers of the Bhutanese people, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey are both in perfect health.

“His Majesty The King was at Her Majesty’s side during the time of the delivery. Following the Royal birth, the newly born Prince was first presented to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.”

All sacred Bhutanese traditions were observed for the auspicious occasion, with His Holiness the Je Khenpo presiding over the religious ceremonies.

“Their Majesties and members of the Royal family are filled with profound joy on the birth of His Royal Highness,” the press release stated.

Their Majesties expressed appreciation to the Bhutanese medical team for their service.

Their Majesties also expressed heartfelt gratitude to the members of Zhung dratshang, rabdeys, and other religious organizations who performed prayer ceremonies in all the dzongs and lhakhangs across the country for the wellbeing of His Royal Highness, Their Majesties, and the people of Bhutan.