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Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck

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Father  Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Role  Heir presumptive
Mother  Dorji Wangmo
House  House of Wangchuck
Religion  Buddhism
Siblings  Sonam Dechan Wangchuck
Name  Jigyel Wangchuck

Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck Flickr Photo Sharing
Born  16 July 1984 (age 31) (1984-07-16)
Parents  Dorji Wangmo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Grandparents  Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Kesang Choden, Yum Thuiji Zam, Yab Ugyen Dorji
Great-grandparents  Jigme Wangchuck, Phuntsho Choden, Gonzing Sonam Tobgye Dorji, Mayeum Choying Wangmo Dorji
Similar People  Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, Kesang Choden Wangchuck, Dorji Wangmo, Ugyen Wangchuck

Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck (born 16 July 1984) was the heir presumptive to the throne of Bhutan until 5 February 2016, when his nephew, his brother Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck's first son, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck was born.


Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck Bhutan 2008 Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck Playing

Prince Jigyel Ugyen is the second son of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck from Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. He has an older sister, Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, as well as four half-brothers and four half-sisters.

Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck Photos Bhutan Crowns The


Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck Remarks by Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck

He was educated at Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School, then Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA, graduating in 2003. He read history and politics at St Peter's College, Oxford, in the United Kingdom starting in 2003 and graduating in 2007.

Royal Duties

Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck His Majesty the King granted the Royal Scarf to Dasho

Sharing responsibilities with his siblings, Prince Jigyel Ugyen travels extensively to represent the King in various functions in Bhutan as well as abroad. In 2008 he travelled to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival where he delivered an opening address before roaming the festival area, and interacting with visitors. At the end of the festival, he travelled with several performers to attend the Bhutan Festival 2008 at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck Sowing the seeds of sport in Bhutan Official Website of

As the King's representative to the Bhutan Olympic Committee, he visited Copenhagen in order to attend the XIII Olympic Congress in 2009.

He was appointed to the Chairmanship during the 34th General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia, held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and will chair the committee for four years from 2015-2019.

Personal Interest

He and his brothers share interests in various sporting activities, such as archery, basketball, and cycling.

Humanitarian Cause

The prince with his sister, Princess Ashi Sonam Dechan, are collaborating in Tarayana Foundation as board members. Founded by their mother, Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo, the foundation focuses on various efforts to reduce poverty in Bhutan.

Titles and styles

  • 16 July 1984 – present: His Royal Highness Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck.
  • National honours

  •  Bhutan :
  • Commemorative Silver Jubilee Medal of King Jigme Singye (02/06/1999).
  • The Royal Red Scarf (28/08/2007).
  • King Jigme Khesar Investiture Medal (06/11/2008).
  • References

    Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck Wikipedia

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