Druk Gyaltsuen of Bhutan
Incumbent
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

N°. Portrait Name Lifespan King Tenure
1
Tsundue Pema Lhamo
1886 – April 1922 (aged 35)
Ugyen Wangchuck
1907–1922
2

Phuntsho Choden
Pema Dechen
1911 – 24 August 2003
(aged 92)
1918 – 1991 (aged 72)
Jigme Wangchuck
1926–1952

1932–1952
3
Kesang Choden
(1930-05-21) 21 May 1930 (age 91)
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
1952–1972
4



Dorji Wangmo
Tshering Pem
Tshering Yangdon
Sangay Choden
(1955-06-10) 10 June 1955 (age 66)
(1957-12-22) 22 December 1957 (age 63)
(1959-06-21) 21 June 1959 (age 62)
(1963-05-11) 11 May 1963 (age 58)
Jigme Singye Wangchuck
1979–2006
5
Jetsun Pema
(1990-06-04) 4 June 1990 (age 31)
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
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