Family ties

People's gift

“Throughout my reign I will never rule you as a King. I will protect you as a parent, care for you as a brother and serve you as a son …” so pledged His Majesty the King during the coronation two and a half years ago.

His Majesty the King has kept his promise.

His Majesty has traveled the length and breadth of our country and personally granted land kidu to tens of thousands of farmers. He has walked – sometimes for days on end, in the sun, rain and in the snow – to meet our remotest villagers, and has cooked for them, slept in their houses, and granted kidu to the destitute, the needy and the infirm.

He has visited almost every school, from community schools to colleges, to talk with, to play – at times even barefoot – and to guide our students.

And when disaster has struck – earthquakes in our East, floods throughout the country, fire in many places – His Majesty the King has rushed to be with His people; to console them and to support them; and to help them rebuild their homes and their lives.

His Majesty has kept his promise – He has protected us as only a parent can; cared for us as a true brother; and served us as a devoted son. He is the People’s King.

The People’s King has already touched the lives of thousands upon tens of thousands of ordinary Bhutanese. And yesterday, when he announced that, “it is now time for me to marry” His Majesty touched the hearts of an entire nation.

The joyous announcement did not come as a Royal Command. Instead, His Majesty informed the nation personally, without formality and without any attempt to hide his complete sincerity, much like a son informing his parents and his siblings.

Our future queen is Ashi Jetsun Pema. And the royal wedding will take place this October.

The entire nation, like one big family, is already celebrating.


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  1. Sukharanjan Suter says

    wonderful….bhutanese people are lucky to have a king like him….i wish him a long life and all the best for all bhutanese

  2. Truth_is_Buddha says

    One more auspicious sign and joyous moment for all us Bhutanese. I wish the Royal Couple ever-lasting happiness. Congratulations!!!

  3. Prayers for the long life of His Majesty the King and the Queen Ashi Jetsun Pema!

    Heartfelt Congratulations to Yap Dhendup Tangbi and Yum Sonam Choki!

    This Royal wedding news is truely melodious in the ears of the Mangde Tangbi Community. We are privileged!

  4. Long Live His Majesty and the people! we the normal human being are so very happy after His majesty annouced the Royal wedding soon! this is all i longed for! we the people are all very happy your majesty.. in fact blessed people of the nation!

  5. I also would like to take this opportunity in joining all Bhutanese in wishing his Majesty and her Majesty a very long and peaceful reign.

  6. I sincerely wish Long Live His Majesty and Her Majesty.

  7. karma karma says

    The best couple on this planet. His Majesty has chosen an angel who will not only serve the king but will also serve the people as Hm himself pronounced in the NA. We as Bhutanese are truly blessed by our benevolent monarch.

  8. Pema tshering says

    Sorry to be late, still better be late then be never. What would be much more suprising, but better expected, then to know the much awaited news for the entire nation that devotes themselves to the service of their kings. May the peace of heaven be showered on the entire royal family, may this historic we’dng bring much more prosperity in the country. My best wishes N prayers for the same.

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