Line of succession to the Bhutanese throne

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The line of succession to the throne of Bhutan is based on the constitution of Bhutan.

Order of succession[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

The list is made up of the nearest family of the current monarch. The actual line of succession may be much longer as there could be other legitimate descendants of King Ugyen Wangchuck.

Eligibility[change | change source]

The legitimate descendants of King Ugyen Wangchuck are presently entitled to succeed. If a king dies leaving a pregnant wife, the unborn child will automatically assume a place in the line of succession if there is no male heir.[1] A person loses his or her succession rights if he or she marries a person who is not a natural born Bhutanese citizen.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bhutan Constitution" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.