Queen of England praises King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck for exemplary leadership

BUCKINGHAM – The Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday gave high marks to the “Dragon King” of the Kingdom of Bhutan, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, for bringing on board news standards in leadership, a legacy she said the world cherishes.

She said Khesar, who is the eldest son of the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, and his third wife, Queen Tshering Yangdon; had brought new dimensions to leadership in Bhutan. “He is not only a leader, but a man of humility, intelligence and wisdom which Bhutan is blessed to have”, the Queen said.

The Queen was speaking at a colorful thanksgiving service last Sunday organized at the Buckingham Chantry Chapel to mark the 64th anniversary of Her coronation, where tributes were paid to other traditional leader by the Queen.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck became King of Bhutan on December 9, 2006 when his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicated the throne in his favor. A public coronation ceremony was held on 6 November 2008, an auspicious year that marked 100 years of monarchy in Bhutan. He is married to the beautiful Jetsun Pema.