Jetsun Pema of Bhutan is the youngest queen in the world. As the wife of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Pema became a monarch when she was just 21-years-old. The couple now has a one-year-old son.
Last year on Zhabdrung Kuchoe, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey received the name Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. The monthly calendar for May on yellow.bt commemorates this special event, with this photograph of Their Majesties and HRH The Gyalsey, taken at the Tashichhodzong recently. Zhabdrung Kuchoe falls this year on May 5. #HisMajesty #KingJigmeKhesar #KingofBhutan #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #QueenofBhutan #HRH #Gyalsey #ZhabdrungKuchoe #May #calendar #yellow
Queen Pema often shares pictures on her Instagram account which give us some insight details of her personal life.
Happy New Year 2017! ? The January 2017 desktop calendar is up on www.yellow.bt and features this wonderful photograph of Their Majesties and HRH Gyalsey, to brighten up your computer screens and bring warmth and happiness in this new year. Good health and happiness to all. ❣️ #HisMajesty #KingJigmeKhesar #KingofBhutan #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #QueenofBhutan #HisRoyalHighness #GyalseyJigmeNamgyel #Bhutan #HappyNewYear #DesktopCalendar #January2017 #love #happiness
King Jigme Khesar once said about his queen, Pema,
“I have been waiting for quite some time to get married. But it doesn’t matter when you get married as long as it is to the right person. I am certain I am married to the right person.”
The Royal photograph for the December calendar on yellow.bt ❦ This has been a truly significant year for the people of Bhutan. We entered 2016 having celebrated the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo – filled with a sense of history and appreciation of our culture and heritage. The year also celebrated the birth year of Guru Rinpoche and the 400th anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel’s arrival in Druk Yul. 2016 has further reinforced our sense of belonging and pride in our unique and rich cultural heritage. We are united in our joy as we welcomed the Prince of Bhutan, and even as we look to the past, we are filled with a new sense of determination and responsibility for the future that awaits us. As this momentous year comes to a close, we mark another occasion of historical importance – the completion of the tenth year of His Majesty’s reign. These ten years have seen the transition of our country into a democratic system in a manner that is exceptional in the world. They shall be remembered in the future as a time of extraordinary and exemplary leadership, when the foundations for a strong democracy were built. His Majesty The King embodies our identity and unity, and fills us with optimism and purpose for the future of our country. For our December calendar, we commemorate His Majesty’s 10th year of reign with this wonderful photograph of our King, Queen, and Gyalsey. May such happiness and peace forever prevail in Bhutan. #HisMajesty #KingJigmeKhesar #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #HRH #Gyalsey #anniversary #momentous #Zhabdrung #GuruRinpoche #blessed #Bhutan
Queen Pema studiedwith psychology and at Regent’s College in London, England.
Pema is known for her charity work for organisations such as the Ability Bhutan Society, Bhutan Red Cross Society and Bhutan Kidney Association.
Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen at the Rinchen Terzoed Wâng in Takila. The wâng, organised by the Druk Odiyana Foundation, began in February this year at Takila. The Druk Odiyana Foundation, and thousands of devotees attending the wang, received His Royal Highness The Gyalsey to Takila on this auspicious month. #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #HRHTheGyalsey #DrukOdiyanaFoundation #devotees #Takila #auspicious #beautiful #blessings
Jetsun Pema has joined King on several visits abroad to India, Singapore, Japan and the United Kingdom.
1 November 2017: The Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said it was an honour to be introduced to His Royal Highness the Gyalsey and to welcome His Royal Highness on his first visit to India. On the second day of the Royal Visit, Prime Minister hosted a dinner at his residence in honour of Their Majesties. #HisMajesty #KingJigmeKhesar #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #HRH #Gyalsey #India #Bhutan
King Jigme Khesa described queen Pema in a beautiful way, “Now, many will have their own idea of what a Queen should be like – that she should be uniquely beautiful, intelligent and graceful. I think with experience and time, one can grow into a dynamic person in any walk of life with the right effort. For the Queen, what is most important is that at all times, as an individual she must be a good human being, and as Queen, she must be unwavering in her commitment to serving the People and Country.”
June has long been associated with the environment and conservation in Bhutan. The coronation day of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, on June 2, was traditionally commemorated as Social Forestry Day, with numerous trees planted on the day each year. Bhutan has also enthusiastically commemorated the World Environment Day each year in June. This year, we look forward to an exceptional edition of the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, which will be held at the National Memorial Chorten on June 4, coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, whose Patronage and steadfast support for agencies working with the environment, and numerous conservation efforts, has helped Bhutan continue and take forward our exceptional efforts in conservation. This month’s calendar commemorates Her Majesty birthday and Bhutan’s conservation efforts, and features this beautiful photograph of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, at the Lingkana Palace gardens. We join the people of Bhutan in offering our heartfelt wishes to Her Majesty, along with our prayers for Her Majesty’s continued happiness and wellbeing. #HerMajesty #QueenJetsunPema #birthanniversary #June #HRH #GyalseyJigmeNamgyel #Lingkana #Palace #Bhutan #environment #conservation #garden #yellow #desktopcalendar #beautiful
King further added: “As my queen, I have found such a person and her name is Jetsun Pema. While she is young, she is warm and kind in heart and character. These qualities together with the wisdom that will come with age and experience will make her a great servant to the nation.”