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JKW and Jetsun announce birth of prince Gyalsey

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The Bhutanese king Jigme Khesar Wangchuk and queen Jetsun announced birth of their first child, prince Gyalsey, Thursday. According to the royal announcement, the price was born on Feb. 5, and first presented to the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuk.

“Our happiness knows no bounds, as we announce the Royal Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey on 5th February 2016,” reads Khesar’s official Facebook.

King Khesar with Jetsun (Picture courtesy: JKW's Facebook)
King Khesar with Jetsun (Picture courtesy: JKW’s Facebook)

According to the announcement, Jetsun delivered the prince safely at the Linkana Palace, Thimphu and was attended by royal family members and doctors.

“Tashi Delek to all the people of Bhutan. Let us celebrate and rejoice in the Birth of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey,” Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said in his Facebook.

The Prime Minister also announced that his government has declared Monday as a public holiday to celebrate the royal birth.

Meanwhile. coinciding with the birth of Gyalsey the monarchs have also decided to begin the reconstruction of Paro Dzong that was first constructed by Zhabdrung Nawamg Namgyal in 1649.


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