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Sonam Dechan Wangchuck

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Father  Jigme Singye Wangchuck
House  House of Wangchuck
Name  Sonam Wangchuck

Religion  Buddhism
Mother  Dorji Wangmo
Siblings  Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck
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Born  5 August 1981 (age 42) (1981-08-05)
Spouse  Dasho Phub W. Dorji(m. 2009)
Role  Jigme Singye Wangchuck's daughter
Parents  Dorji Wangmo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Education  Harvard Law School, Stanford University
Grandparents  Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Kesang Choden, Yum Thuiji Zam, Yab Ugyen Dorji
Similar People  Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Kesang Choden Wangchuck, Dorji Wangmo, Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck

Princess Ashi Sonam Dechen Wangchuck (born August 5, 1981) is a princess of Bhutan. She is the daughter of the 4th King of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuck and half-sister of the 5th King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. She has a degree in international relations from Stanford University and a masters in law from Harvard Law School. She has also clerked for the Royal High Court of Bhutan. She currently works at the Judiciary of the Kingdom of Bhutan as President of the Bhutan National Legal Institute.


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Marriage and children

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She married Dasho Phub W. Dorji at the Motithang Palace on 5 April 2009. He is a son of Dasho Zepon Wangchuck, Chief Architect and project manager, from Takchu Gompa, Haa, by his wife, Aum Ugyen Dolma, from Gaselo. Dasho Phub W. Dorji has a master's degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics from George Washington University. His thesis was "An Assessment of the Income and Education Determinants of Party Identification in the United States". He topped the 2004 civil service examinations and currently works in the Finance Ministry. He is a director of the Bank of Bhutan.

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They have two sons:

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  • Dasho Jigje Singye Wangchuck.
  • Dasho Truelku Varotsana Jigten Wangchuck.
  • Patronages

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  • Board Member of the Tarayana Foundation.
  • President of the BNLI & JSW School of Law.
  • Titles and styles

  • 5 August 1981 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Ashi Sonam Dechen Wangchuck.
  • National honours

  •  Bhutan :
  • Commemorative Silver Jubilee Medal of King Jigme Singye (02/06/1999).
  • King Jigme Khesar Investiture Medal (06/11/2008).
  • Foreign honours

  •  Tonga :
  • King George Tupou V Coronation Medal (01/08/2008).
  • Dame Grand Cross with Collar of the Royal Order of the Crown of Tonga (01/08/2008).
  • References

    Sonam Dechan Wangchuck Wikipedia