Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck is the queen consort of Bhutan. She is the world’s youngest living queen who took the throne at the age of 21, when she married King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, who was 31 then, in 2011. She is now 27.
Jetsun Pema’s family apparently has long-term links with the royals.
Her father, Dhondup Gyaltshen, is the grandson of two Trashigang Dzongpon, Thinley Topgay and Ugyen Tshering (Governors of Trashigang). Her mother, Aum Sonam Chuki, comes from the family of one of the oldest noble families of Bhutan.
Before taking the throne, the queen attended Regent’s College in London, where she studied international relations, psychology, and art history.
Other than Dzongkha, the official language of Bhutan, the Queen knows Hindi and English as well.
On the auspicious occassion of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen's birthday, (June 4), we join the entire country in offering our wishes and love to Her Majesty The Queen. Her Majesty's eternal grace and service to the nation alongside His Majesty The King inspires and uplifts us everyday. Happy Birthday la, Your Majesty. #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty #QueenofBhutan #beautiful #June #Bhutan
In February 2016, Her Majesty gave birth to the royal couple’s first child, the Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, or The Druk Gyalsey of Bhutan, who will be the next heir to the Bhutan’s royal throne.
Despite her royal duties, the queen appears to be a hands-on mother. She is often seen sharing her pictures with the crown prince on Instagram.
She’s known for her charity work for organisations such as the Bhutan Red Cross Society, Ability Bhutan Society, and Bhutan Kidney Association.
11 November 2017: Coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen formally launched the "Bhutan for Life" initiative. Bhutan for Life, a joint initiative of the Royal Government of Bhutan and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is a strategic and long-term solution to ensure that Bhutan remains economically and environmentally sustainable forever. The Bhutan for Life initiative draws on the exceptional success story of Bhutan in conservation, guided by the farsighted vision of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and strengthened by the continued efforts of His Majesty The King. Bhutan for Life aims to protect, save, and monitor wildlife and habitats, provide sustainable ecosystem goods and services for Bhutan and its neighbours, maintain Bhutan's forest cover and its promise to remain carbon neutral for all time, support the thousand of people living in protected areas through job creation and community improvements, and strengthen the enforcement and management of protected areas. #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #QueenofBhutan #Bhutan #Environment #Conservation #BhutanforLife
The royal family recently visited New Delhi, where their one-year-old son has melted hearts of thousands.
it seems like wherever the royal family went, they were in the limelight due to the innocence of the Crown Prince.
1 November 2017: The Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said it was an honour to be introduced to His Royal Highness the Gyalsey and to welcome His Royal Highness on his first visit to India. On the second day of the Royal Visit, Prime Minister hosted a dinner at his residence in honour of Their Majesties. #HisMajesty #KingJigmeKhesar #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #HRH #Gyalsey #India #Bhutan
In April 2016, the king and queen welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a royal visit.
The Bhutanese royals were once nicknamed “the Will and Kate of the Himalayas.”
Having more than 70 thousand followers, Jetsun Pema is very popular on Instagram. Interestingly, Her Majesty follows only one person, that is her husband, and her husband also follows only one, and that’s his wife.
She often took to the photo-sharing site and post amazing images of herself, her family and various others. Let’s take a look at some of them.
With His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Bhutan.
June has long been associated with the environment and conservation in Bhutan. The coronation day of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, on June 2, was traditionally commemorated as Social Forestry Day, with numerous trees planted on the day each year. Bhutan has also enthusiastically commemorated the World Environment Day each year in June. This year, we look forward to an exceptional edition of the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, which will be held at the National Memorial Chorten on June 4, coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, whose Patronage and steadfast support for agencies working with the environment, and numerous conservation efforts, has helped Bhutan continue and take forward our exceptional efforts in conservation. This month’s calendar commemorates Her Majesty birthday and Bhutan’s conservation efforts, and features this beautiful photograph of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, at the Lingkana Palace gardens. We join the people of Bhutan in offering our heartfelt wishes to Her Majesty, along with our prayers for Her Majesty’s continued happiness and wellbeing. #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #birthanniversary #June #HRH #GyalseyJigmeNamgyel #Lingkana #Palace #Bhutan #environment #conservation #garden #yellow #desktopcalendar #beautiful
With HIH Princess Mako of Japan during a Luncheon hosted by Their Majesties at the Lingkana.
2 June: His Majesty The King, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey and HRH Princess Eeuphelma with HIH Princess Mako of Japan during a Luncheon hosted by Their Majesties at the Lingkana. Earlier, Their Majesties granted an Audience to Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Japan, at the Tashichhodzong. Princess Mako, the granddaughter of The Emperor of Japan, is on a 9-day official visit to Bhutan. #HisMajesty #KingJigmeKhesar#KingofBhutan #HerMajesty#QueenJetsunPema #QueenofBhutan#HisRoyalHighness #GyalseyJigmeNamgyel#PrinceofBhutan #HIHPrincessMako #Bhutan #Japan#LingkanaPalace #tashichhodzong
The royal couple of Bhutan sharing light moment with His Royal Highness.
This October, we celebrate five luminous years since the Royal Wedding. The year 2011 was special, as the people of Bhutan were introduced to Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, whom the Bhutanese people have grown to love and admire. This year is special because we have been introduced to His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, and the happiness in our corner of the world has brightened. We celebrate these precious joys with the October calendar released on www.yellow.bt, featuring a beautiful photograph of Their Majesties with HRH The Gyalsey at the Lingkana Palace. #HisMajesty #KingJigmeKhesar #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #Wangchuck #Gyalsey #Prince #precious #joy #Bhutan #RoyalWeddingAnniversary #desktopcalendar #happiness #love
Long live, the youngest living queen and the royal family of Bhutan!