Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck

Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
Druk Gyalsey of Bhutan
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Born (2016-02-05) 5 February 2016 (age 6)
Lingkana Palace, Thimphu, Bhutan
FatherJigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
MotherJetsun Pema
ReligionTibetan Buddhism

Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck (Dzongkha: འཇིགས་མེད་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་དབང་ཕྱུག་, Wylie: jigs med rnam rgyal dbang phyug; born 5 February 2016)[1] is the first child and heir apparent of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan and his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema. He has been the Crown Prince of Bhutan since his birth in 2016. His name was announced on 16 April 2016.[2] Prior to the announcement, he was known only as The Gyalsey, which means "prince". Before his birth, his paternal uncle Prince Jigyel Ugyen of Bhutan was the heir presumptive to the throne. In honor of his birth, 108,000 trees were planted by thousands of volunteers in Bhutan.[3] In 2017, in honor of his first birthday, a new damselfly species was named after the crown prince, Megalestes gyalsey.[4] He is expected to become the sixth Druk Gyalpo (King of Bhutan).

He has a younger brother, Prince Dasho Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck. He is the youngest Crown Prince in the world.

Titles and styles

Styles of
Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
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Reference styleHis Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness
Alternative styleDruk Gyalsey
  • 5 February 2016 – present: His Royal Highness Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, Druk Gyalsey (Dragon Prince) of Bhutan.[5]


  1. ^ "His Royal Highness The Gyalsey is born". Kuensel. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ "HRH The Gyalsey to be named on Zhabdrung Kuchoe". Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  3. ^ "108,000 trees planted in Bhutan Prince's honour - CBBC Newsround". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  4. ^ Gyeltshen, T.; Kalkman, V.J.; Orr, A.G. (22 March 2017). "Honouring His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Bhutan: Megalestes gyalsey (Odonata: Synlestidae)". Zootaxa. 4244 (4): 588. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4244.4.9. ISSN 1175-5334.
  5. ^ Moaf

See also

Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
Born: 5 February 2016
Regnal titles
Lines of succession
Line of succession to the Bhutanese throne
1st position
Succeeded by
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