The best photos of the Bhutanese Royal Family, starring the adorable Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
Don't Sleep On This Charming Royal Family.
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema are quite a couple. The King ascended the throne when he was still in his twenties, and married his Queen (a commoner!) in 2011. Both were educated in England, and are said to share a love of art.
In 2016, they welcomed their first son, an adorable young royal named Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. Recently, they had a second child, and fans are still waiting to see a photo of the newest family member-though, like the rest of his family, the baby boy is sure to be photogenic.
Here, 18 great photos of Bhutan's royal family through the years.
This family portrait was taken in February-not long before Queen Jetsun Pema had their second child in March. (A name has yet to be announced, but this isn't surprising; Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck's name wasn't revealed for months following his birth.)
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, seen arriving at Japanese Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony.
Heir apparent Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, photographed in Punakha.
Ashi Kesang Choden (also known as the Royal Grandmother, as the grandmother to the reigning King) poses with the King, Queen, and her great-grandson.
Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck is also known as the Gyalsey, which means "Crown Prince."
The King shows his son around a paddy field in Gaselo.
Father and son spend time in an office adjacent to the Golden Throne Room.
The whole family posed for a photograph during National Day Celebrations in Haa.
The King showed the Prince around the Dechenphu Lhakhang during the Dechenphu Tshechu, an annual festival.
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj greets Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck as his parents watch on, during an official visit to India.
An adorable solo shot of the young royal.
At just under four months old, the Prince was already a cutie.
Prince William and Kate Middleton visited with Bhutan's King and Queen, and received a ceremonial welcome and audience at the Tashichhoedzong.
Newlyweds King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck kiss on the final day of their wedding celebrations.
The couple poses after their wedding ceremony at the Dzong monastery in Punakha.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck greets Indian President Prathiba Singh Patil and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, during the King's state visit.
Newly-crowned King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck greets the public at the end of a royal ceremony in Thimphu.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck had a beautiful coronation ceremony.