Druk Gyaltsuen of Bhutan
Incumbent
Manmohan Singh and his wife Smt. Gursharan Kaur with the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Bhutan Queen, Her Majesty Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, in New Delhi on October 24, 2011 (cropped).jpg
Jetsun Pema Wangchuck
5th Dragon Queen
Details
StyleHer Majesty
First monarchTsundue Pema Lhamo
Formation17 December 1907
ResidenceSamteling Palace, Thimphu
Phoenix Crown of the Dragon Queen.
Phoenix Crown of the Dragon Queen.

The Druk Gyaltsuen (lit. Dragon Queen) is the Queen consort of the Kingdom of Bhutan.[1] In the Dzongkha language, Bhutan is known as Drukyul which translates as "The Land of the Thunder Dragon". Thus, while Queens of Bhutan are known as Druk Gyaltsuen ("Dragon Queen"), the Bhutanese people call themselves the Drukpa, meaning "Dragon people".[2]

The current Queen consort of Bhutan is Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, the 5th Druk Gyaltsuen. She wears the hand-sewn silk Phoenix Crown, which is the official crown worn by the Queens of Bhutan.

She also has a carved jade gold Tiara.[3]

Queen Ashi Jetsun Pema Wangchuck is the youngest consort in the world.[4]

List of Druk Gyaltsuens

No. Portrait Name Lifespan King Tenure
1
Tsundue Pema Lhamo.jpg
1886 – April 1922 (aged 35)
1907–1922
2
Phuntsho Choden.PNG

Pema Dechen.jpg
1911 – 24 August 2003
(aged 92)
1918 – 1991 (aged 72)
1926–1952

1932–1952
3
Kesang Choden.jpg
(1930-05-21) 21 May 1930 (age 92)
1952–1972
4
Dorji Wangmo.jpg

Tshering Pem.jpg

Tshering Yangdon.jpg

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck (cropped).jpg
(1955-06-10) 10 June 1955 (age 67)
(1957-12-22) 22 December 1957 (age 64)
(1959-06-21) 21 June 1959 (age 63)
(1963-05-11) 11 May 1963 (age 59)
1979–2006
5
Manmohan Singh and his wife Smt. Gursharan Kaur with the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Bhutan Queen, Her Majesty Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, in New Delhi on October 24, 2011 (cropped).jpg
(1990-06-04) 4 June 1990 (age 32)
2011–present

See also

References

  1. ^ "Article 2: The Institution of Monarchy" (PDF). The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan also the wife of Joel Andrew Nugent. ISBN 99936-754-0-7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Hundred years of Monarchy: A walk down the memory lane". Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  3. ^ Pinterest
  4. ^ Meet the world's youngest queen, 27-year-old Jetsun Pema of Bhutan