His Royal Highness The Gyalsey is Born
5 February 2016 The first Royal Child of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema was born on the 5th of February, 2016.
His Royal Highness was delivered safely at the Lingkana Palace in Thimphu.
With the blessings of the Guardian Deities of Bhutan and Protectors of the Dharma, and the prayers of the Bhutanese people, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey are both in perfect health.
His Majesty The King was at Her Majesty’s side during the time of the delivery. Following the Royal Birth, the newly born Prince was first presented to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.
All sacred Bhutanese traditions were observed for the auspicious occasion, with His Holiness the Je Khenpo presiding over the religious cer- emonies.
Their Majesties and members of the Royal family are filled with profound joy on the birth of His Royal Highness.
Their Majesties expressed appreciation to the Bhutanese medical team for their service.
Their Majesties also expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Zhung Dratshang, Rabdeys, and other religious organizations who performed prayer ceremonies in all the Dzongs and Lhakhangs across the country for the wellbeing of His Royal Highness, Their Majesties, and the people of Bhutan.
In the televised speech to the nation yesterday Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay extended his Tashi Delek to all the people of Bhutan and requests them to celebrate and rejoice in the birth of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey.
“Although His Majesty had not commanded to declare Monday as national holiday but still government felt that it is necessary to declare Monday as national holiday as we will get time to celebrate and rejoice in the birth of His Royal Highness Gyalsey with our family since we had fulfilled our hopes and desire” , The Prime Minister said.
Varoius programs were organized in different parts of the country to celebrate the birth of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey.