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Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Facts

5th and reigning Dragon King of the Kingdom of Bhutan

  • Khesar was born to Jigme Singye Wangchuck and Tshering Yangdon on February 21, 1980
  • Khesar became the King on December 14, 2006
  • He was officially crowned on November 6, 2008
  • Khesar is the eldest son of fourth Dragon King of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuck
  • Khesar has a younger sister, Princess Dechen Yangzom, and brother, Prince Jigme Dorji, as well as four half-sisters and three half-brothers
  • Khesar announced his engagement to Jetsun Pema when he opened the parliament session on May 20, 2011
  • He got married on October 13, 2011 in Punakha Dzong
  • Khesar completed his higher secondary studies from Yangchenphu Higher secondary school in Bhutan and has also studied at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, Cushing Academy and Wheaton College in Massachusetts
  • He graduated from Magdalen College, University of Oxford in United Kingdom.
  • Khesar is an active basketball player and has represented Bhutan in many international events
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