Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

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Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
His Majesty
King of Bhutan
Reign9 December 2006 – present
Coronation1 November 2008
PredecessorJigme Singye Wangchuck
Heir presumptiveJigme Namgyel Wangchuck
Prime Ministers
Born (1980-02-21) 21 February 1980 (age 44)
Kathmandu, Nepal[1]
SpouseJetsun Pema (2011–present)
IssueJigme Namgyel Wangchuck
HouseHouse of Wangchuck
FatherJigme Singye Wangchuck
MotherTshering Yangdon

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (born 21 February 1980) is the son of Jigme Singye Wangchuck and the 5th and current reigning Dragon King (Druk Gyalpo) of the Kingdom of Bhutan.[2] He became king on 9 December 2006. He was officially crowned on 1 November 2008.

References[change | change source]

  1. "I was born in Nepal: HM the King of Bhutan". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  2. "Bhutan 2008". Archived from the original on 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2008-11-11.