King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and his wife Queen Jetsun of Bhutan welcomed their baby boy on Friday. The news of the baby’s birth was first reported by Bhutanese publication Kuensel.
Meanwhile, after the birth of the heir to the throne of Bhutan, the king released a statement saying that the baby and mother were in very good health. “Our happiness knows no bounds, as we announce the Royal Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey on 5th February 2016,” said Jigme via a statement on his official Facebook page. It showed a picture of the king with his 25-year-old wife.
The stylish royal gave birth to her the Crown Prince of Bhutan at the Lingkana Palace, Thimphu. It is reportedly being said that Jigme was by Jetsun’s side during the time of the delivery. Besides, the newborn now addressed as "His Royal Highness" was first shown to his father.
During the birth of the baby, all the sacred traditions of Bhutan were observed with the Je Khenpo presiding over the religious ceremonies. The king and queen of the Himalayan region are very happy with the birth of their baby son and individually thanked all the members of the medical staff who helped in the delivery. The royal couple, who are often called as the William and Kate of Bhutan, took time and also thanked all royal fans for praying for their baby.
Meanwhile, the royal couple of Bhutan is all set to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton in spring. The British royal couple will also visit India on their first foreign trip this year. They have been asked by the British government to visit India their representatives.
The Bhutan royal couple have now become the first royal couple to welcome a baby this year. Princesses Victoria and Sofia of Sweden are also expected to give birth in March and April, respectively. Jigme, 36, and Jetsun got married in a fairytale wedding in 2011. They announced their baby news in November via Facebook.