King Jigme and Queen Jetsun of Bhutan have welcomed their first son! The new little heir was born on February 5, 2016. The King was present during the delivery, and both mother and baby are in perfect health.
The full birth announcement from the King’s Facebook page (I added a few brackets to clarify some things):
Our happiness knows no bounds, as we announce the Royal Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey [Dragon Child] on 5th February 2016.
Our Prince, the first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema, was delivered safely at the Lingkana Palace, Thimphu. His Majesty was at Her Majesty’s side during the time of the delivery. Following the Royal Birth, His Royal Highness was first presented to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo [Fourth Dragon King/the King’s father].
Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen [Dragon Queen] and His Royal Highness are both in perfect health.
All sacred Bhutanese traditions were observed for the auspicious occasion, with His Holiness the Je Khenpo presiding over the religious ceremonies.
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.
We join the people of Bhutan in our heartfelt prayers for the wellbeing of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, and in the expression of our joy on this momentous occasion.
They have not released the name or a photo as of time of posting. When they do I will update.
Congratulations to the royal couple!
Photos: Free downloads courtesy of the Bhutanese royal court.