World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group

Reigning Royal Families

Biographical entries of most of the reigning monarchs and of certain other members of the reigning royal families will be found in their appropriate alphabetical order in the biographical section of this site.

The name under which they can be found in the text of the site is listed and hyperlinked in this section in bold UPPERCASE type.


The Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King):

b. 21 February 1980; succeeded to the throne 14 December 2006, on the abdication of his father, the Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuk.

Children of The Druk Gyalpo:

HRH Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, Druk Gyalsey (Dragon Prince) of Bhutan, b. 5 February 2016.

A son, as yet unnamed, b. 19 March 2020.

Parents of the King:

King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, b. 11 November 1955; succeeded to the throne 24 July 1972; crowned 2 June 1974; abdicated 14 December 2006; married Queen Ashi Tshering Yandon Wangchuck (b. 21 June 1959); two sons, one daughter; three sons, four daughters with his three other wives.

Brothers and Sisters of the King:

HRH Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, b. 10 January 1980.

HRH Princess Sonam Dechen Wangchuck, b. 5 August 1981.

HRH Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck, b. 2 December 1981.

HRH Princess Kesang Choden Wangchuck, b. 23 January 1982.

HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, b. 16 July 1984.

HRH Prince Khamsum Singye Wangchuck, b. 6 October 1985.

HRH Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, b. 14 April 1986.

HRH Princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck, b. 6 June 1993.

HRH Prince Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck, b. 11 November 1994.

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