The Birth Announcement
We cried, danced, laughed, and hugged everyone within reach. A Prince will be born to us! Our Gyeltsuen carries in her womb the greatest gift a King & Queen can bestow to the people; a promise for the future and the reassurance that our long line of benevolent leaders will continue for generations to come. As our young Queen navigates the sacred path to motherhood, we send our most heartfelt prayers for the health of Her Majesty and the little Prince.
“On this most auspicious of occasions, as we celebrate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo, I am deeply pleased to announce that Jetsun and I look forward to the birth of our son in the coming Losar. We are overjoyed to offer this news as a gift on His Majesty’s Birth Anniversary… As a son, I feel fortunate to offer prayers for the wellbeing of my Father. I take it as a special blessing to also have the opportunity to offer prayers as a father, for my son. Since he will carry forward our future, the prince will be a son to all Bhutanese as well. I consider my son extremely fortunate, because he will be born in our blessed country.”
His Majesty Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
Indeed this child will be born into our loving arms opened wide to receive our future King. When His Majesty spoke these words, every Bhutanese felt the anxious excitement of an expecting parent. We will care for him as if he were our own. Even before the Prince understands the path that destiny has entrusted to him, he will know how blessed he is to be a part of this great land. He will know the greatness of our people and our country. We will celebrate the legacy left to him and guide him with sound advice and a compassionate ear.
What a joy to witness three generations of Kings walking the earth together. May they all be blessed with a long, healthy life filled with unparalleled happiness and prosperity.