King and Queen of Bhutan release more photos of their son

King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan have released more photos, taken on February 19, of their two week old son, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey.

The Gyalsey 1

The King and Queen released this set of photos on the King’s Facebook with the caption:

    “To Commemorate His Majesty’s 36th Birth Anniversary on 21st, we are delighted to share a collection of wonderful photographs of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, with His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen.
    “In these Kupars, taken on Friday, 19th February, His Royal Highness is two-weeks old! ❀
    “As we offer our humble love and wishes, we also rejoice, knowing that on this special year, His Majesty has the exceptional, personal happiness of being a Parent.”

The photos were taken at Lingkana Palace.

King, Queen, and The Gyalsey 1

The below photo, and the other close up of the baby, were taken by the King. Between Mary, Kate, and Harry, we’ve got lots of royal photographers running around.

The Gyalsey 2

King and The Gyalsey 1

Queen and The Gyalsey 1

King and The Gyalsey 3 King and The Gyalsey 2

King, Queen, and The Gyalsey 2 King, Queen, and The Gyalsey 3

King, Queen, and The Gyalsey 6 King, Queen, and The Gyalsey 4

King, Queen, and The Gyalsey 5

Photos: His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Facebook

39 Comments on King and Queen of Bhutan release more photos of their son

  1. Lisa
    February 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s baby day!! Love these photos! Beautiful little boy!

  2. Birdy
    February 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm (2 years ago)

    What amazing photos thank you KMR . A lucky little boy to have two parents who clearly adore him.

  3. Kat
    February 20, 2016 at 5:06 pm (2 years ago)

    These are awesome photos. How nice to see a father so proud and willing to be photographed in these poses. They are a beautiful family. Gorgeous surroundings. I want to visit Bhutan.

  4. Elina
    February 20, 2016 at 5:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Amazing photos with beautiful colours.
    Happy Birthday to King Jigme. He’s obviously totally smitten by his wonderful son.
    I’m very happy for this lovely royal family. Hope to see more of them during the Cambridges’ tour in April.
    These are the posts we like, thank you, KMR.
    I would love to visit Bhutan, too.

    • Birdy
      February 20, 2016 at 5:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh me too I really want to visit.

  5. rhiannon
    February 20, 2016 at 5:32 pm (2 years ago)

    We all need to visit Bhutan! There is so much love, pride, and affection in the pictures. The colors are so vibrant! I love that the little prince is the focus of all of them.

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pics, KMR!

  6. Lisa
    February 20, 2016 at 5:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Maybe we can get a group rate! I just know I’d take an extra empty suitcase because I’d be coming back with yards of fabric for my quilts. So many gorgeous fabrics. I drool every time I see a picture.

    • Elina
      February 20, 2016 at 6:21 pm (2 years ago)

      I know! How amazing are they! Beautiful silks and woven fabrics with lovely patterns to fit a royal family. The yellow/orange colour of the baby blanket looks like a royal feature. The Bhutanese people surely know how to make beautiful traditional dresses.

    • Kimothy
      February 20, 2016 at 8:13 pm (2 years ago)

      Right?! The bright colors and patterns immediate jumped out at me! Soooo beautiful!!

      • mary elizabeth
        February 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm (2 years ago)

        Beautiful! Colorful! Just so much love in the photos.

        What a dear little baby. He is certainly loved!

  7. Lauren
    February 20, 2016 at 6:08 pm (2 years ago)

    The baby is gorgeous and he has his father wrapped around his little fingers. They make a very beautiful family.

  8. HyacinthBucket
    February 20, 2016 at 6:11 pm (2 years ago)

    How very sweet. He was born with a smiling face. Adorable.

  9. RunawaySnarker
    February 20, 2016 at 7:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Gorgeous family. You can feel the love as they gaze at their child.

  10. Ellie
    February 20, 2016 at 7:54 pm (2 years ago)

    What a lovely family. The picture of Jigme looking adoringly at his little boy is precious.

  11. Gia
    February 20, 2016 at 8:01 pm (2 years ago)

    The Queen is stunning!

  12. IDA
    February 20, 2016 at 8:12 pm (2 years ago)

    These are real family photos: dozens of them,with everyone present ( not photoshopped), with emotions, love & affection shown in every shot. Maybe photos of the Cambridge kids without their parents is ‘cos William wasn’t around. I love the first official photos of Charles, Diana, William & baby Harry. They were beautifully taken & you could see the interaction between the family members.

  13. Kimothy
    February 20, 2016 at 8:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the one of King Jigme smiling while holding his son!! I hope they get that one enlarged, framed and put in a special place of honor in their home, along with a family photo! 🙂

  14. Cathy
    February 20, 2016 at 8:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for the photos KMR!

    Beautiful baby, beautiful family, feeling the love here!

    (I have to smile at the ancient kingdom of Bhutan using Facebook to share these photos! The King did say he wanted to bring his country into the 21st century 🙂 )

  15. Tanya S
    February 21, 2016 at 1:46 am (2 years ago)

    What beautiful photos. They look so happy.

  16. Lindsey from DC
    February 21, 2016 at 10:35 am (2 years ago)

    I just love the affection and love that you can see in these photos. I feel like we rarely, if ever, see affection from the BRF. These two clearly love each other and their son.

  17. G.
    February 21, 2016 at 10:47 am (2 years ago)

    He is a beautiful baby. These are lovely photos and it is nice to have the King and Queen share them with the world.

    If W&K would only learn. They act like they are the only royals in the world who have to give up some of their privacy. I am sure the new parents are busy getting adjusted to having an infant, but they took the time to have nice photos taken. These beat the poor quality Michael Middleton photo of W,K,PG and Lupo.

    • Lisa
      February 21, 2016 at 11:40 am (2 years ago)

      I think they are sharing their joy with their people first and the world second. William and Kate’s trip to Bhutan will be fun to watch. They will be meeting two hard working royals who adore their people and aren’t afraid to share their family. I hope they take notepads with them to write down any advice they are given.

  18. Ray
    February 21, 2016 at 11:54 am (2 years ago)

    +++ to everyone’s comments here! Stunning pictures and a beautiful family. Wish them the best

    • royalsareajoke
      February 21, 2016 at 1:55 pm (2 years ago)

      Sums my thoughts up perfectly and KMR thank you! I forget how much work goes into your blog, ingrate that I am so thank you. And thanks Ray.

  19. jenny
    February 21, 2016 at 1:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Baby Day is right! This child is truly blessed. Not only in his amazingly beautiful features, but in the parents who love him so much. It is truly wonderful to see Jigme gazing with such love at his son, but also, the photo where his hand so lovingly touches his wife’s arm is so beautiful.

    The garden setting is amazing. The colors are so gorgeous in the natural surrounding and in the choice of clothing and baby blanket!
    Pack your bags, friends. Time to head to this magical country. A visit would be GREAT. Again, thank you KMR.

  20. Corgi
    February 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Lovely photos!!! And….we’ve now seen more photos of this little guy than we have of Princess Charlotte. Sad.

  21. FuMama
    February 21, 2016 at 10:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Amazing photos! They are a beautiful family!
    I do love the coverage of the Asian Families, since my kiddos are Chinese.

    This is keeping me happy during a very frustrating and sad time while out third child is waiting in an orphanage for us to come get her. Out timelines keep getting blown by.. so cute baby faces are helping!

    • rhiannon
      February 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm (2 years ago)

      Sending peace to you. I hope that you are able to be reunited with her soon.

    • katemiddletonreview
      February 21, 2016 at 11:30 pm (2 years ago)

      Congratulations on adopting your new little girl! Bummer that you can’t get her yet. Hopefully everything will work out soon.

      • FuMama
        February 21, 2016 at 11:56 pm (2 years ago)

        Thanks you guys!! We were supposed to have family day on this Monday.. but we are pushed off a month and she will miss having a family for her birthday.

        This blog has been a sanity saver during the LOOOOOOONG process.

        • Birdy
          February 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm (2 years ago)

          A friend of mine – White, blond, blue eyed – has two Asian adopted kids, now adults. They are the most beautiful kind blended happy family of any I know. To go through the paperwork and emotional trauma must be so difficult but the end result is so wonderful. I wish you and your family very much joy in the future, and hope you will share with us when your new little one is safely in her new mummy’s arms.

    • G.
      February 22, 2016 at 5:30 am (2 years ago)

      What happy, happy news! Sending good thoughts your way and hoping the process goes as smoothly as possible. So nice to hear a story of love. A dear friend of mine adopted a little girl from an orphanage in China thirty years ago. He always said it was the best decision of his entire life. He was 100% smitten from day one and could never stop talking about her.

    • Lisa
      February 22, 2016 at 9:37 am (2 years ago)

      FuMama, congratulations on #3 and hope things get sorted out soon so you can bring her home!

      • mary rose
        February 22, 2016 at 11:54 am (2 years ago)

        Yes, sincere congratulations. I am sure it is frustrating to wait, but I believe your wait will be so very worthwhile. I have a good friend who adopted a baby from Vietnam several years ago — before I knew her . The runaround that she and her husband received was so nerve wracking, she always says. But, it all worked out. And, your waiting will end soon, I am sure. Keep us in the loop!

        I love the photos of the beautiful family! Such feelings of love and awe in the faces of the parents. And, what a beautiful little baby boy.

        Bhutan is a beautiful country. May life be happy for this Royal Family.

    • Red Tulip
      February 22, 2016 at 9:01 pm (2 years ago)

      Congratulations on your new addition FuMa and hope that you will reunited with your new child soon.

  22. Kimothy
    February 22, 2016 at 5:04 am (2 years ago)

    Hugs and prayers to you and your family, FuMama. Hope your little girls is in your arms soon!

    • Kimothy
      February 22, 2016 at 5:19 am (2 years ago)

      *little girl….

  23. Bets
    February 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm (2 years ago)

    They are the most beautiful family in the world. Omigod. Absolutely lovely. I am so happy for them! If I were Kate, I’d be having a huge meltdown right about now. She is going to look like a hag next to Queen Jetsun Pema. They make the Cambridge’s look like a icy cold pretend family in comparison. No forced smiles or manic greens needed here. I’d be glugging wine and crying in my closet if I was in Kate’s position right now.

  24. Red Tulip
    February 24, 2016 at 12:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautiful baby and beautiful pictures of the royal couple within a beautiful country. But I will still ask: why would Bhutan, which is not an economically wealthy country, even support a hereditary monarchy?