3-month-old Royal Baby Officially Named

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The royal family of Bhutan held a naming ceremony yesterday to announce the name of their third child.

Three months after giving birth, Queen Jetsun Pema, 33, and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 43, introduced Her Royal Highness the Gyalsem, who has been named Sonam Yangden Wangchuck.

The royal family shared the happy news and photographs of the glamorous celebrations on their social media accounts.

The post explained that Sonam is a Bhutanese name denoting 'merit, longevity, and good fortune'.

Queen Jetsun Pema, who already has two sons, Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, seven, and Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck, three, looks stunning in a traditional purple kiraMeanwhile, Sonam was wrapped in a silk blush pink blanket and matching hat, which featured pink embellishments to echo the blanket. 

Sonam's older brothers, Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck and Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck looked equally adorable as they celebrated their sister and posed for photographs. 

The naming ceremony was held at Tashichho Dzong on the anniversary of His Majesty’s accession to the Golden Throne in 2006. 

The ceremony was presided over by His Holiness the Je Khenpo. His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Their Majesties the Queen Mothers and Members of the Royal Family were present for the ceremony.

Representatives of the Dratshang offered Ku Sung Thugten Mendrel. The Dzongdas, Thrizins, and Lam Netens of twenty dzongkhags, representing the people of Bhutan, made buelwa offerings.

Her Royal Highness, the third child of Their Majesties The King and Gyaltsuen, was born on September 9, 2023.

King Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema married in 2011. Find out more about their fairytale love story and grand royal wedding



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