At just two weeks old, the Crown Prince was bundled tight in a gold, embroidered blanket, and resting with his tiny eyes closed in the new photos. As is the custom in the mountainous kingdom, the baby’s name has not yet been revealed.
“To commemorate His Majesty’s 36th birth anniversary on [Feb.] 21st, we are delighted to share a collection of wonderful photographs of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, with His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen,” the post on the king’s official Facebook said. “In these kupars, taken on Friday, 19th February, His Royal Highness is two-weeks old!”
Taken at Lingkana Palace, the king, 35, and queen, 25, each posed separately in traditional Bhutanese costume with the baby and then all together as a family.
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“As we offer our humble love and wishes, we also rejoice, knowing that on this special year, His Majesty has the exceptional, personal happiness of being a parent,” the post concluded.
His Royal Highness The Gyalsey was born on Feb. 5 – much to the excitement of the tiny landlocked nation. King Jigme took the throne in 2008 after his father’s abdication. He and Queen Jetsun were married in 2011 and have been called the “Will and Kate of Bhutan.”
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The king spent his birthda, with a group of Royal Courtiers, or retired senior government officials, senior monks and armed force personnel, according to his Facebook.
The veterans also offered their congratulations to the majesty on his new addition.
Prince William and Princess Kate will travel to the ancient kingdom this spring to visit with the proud parents and likely meet the new baby. The trip is intended to increase the links between the two countries.