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Bhutan's baby prince looks adorable in new official portrait

Bhutan Prince
31 May 2016
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King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema have released an adorable new photo of their baby son, who is nearly four months old. The image is the June instalment of an online calendar released by the Royal Office, and was published in dedication to Queen Jetsun Pema, who turns 26 on 4 June.

The sweet portrait reveals that the baby prince is growing up fast, with a full head of hair. He gazes into the camera while lying down on a yellow blanket and wearing a white Babygro.

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The Bhutanese royals have released a new portrait of their baby prince

The Bhutanese royals held a spectacular ceremony on 17 April to reveal the name of their first child, His Royal Highness, The Gyalsey.

Speaking to his people, King Jigme said: "The Gyalsey is not just the prince of the King and Gyaltsuen, but a son to all the Bhutanese people... Jigme means fearless. It symbolizes great courage to overcome any challenge that he may confront in future as he serves our country." He continued: "When the time comes for Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck to serve his country, he must always place the concerns of his country above all else and serve his people justly with great love and dedication. It will be his sacred responsibility to build a harmonious and just society, and thereby, fulfil all the aspirations of his people."

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King Jigme and Queen Jetsun Pema announced their baby's name in April

The Bhutanese royals announced their son's name a few days after welcoming William and Kate to Bhutan during their royal tour. Prince George and Princess Charlotte's parents presented the new parents with a special gift during their visit to the Himalayan country.

The couple – dubbed the 'William and Kate of the Himalayas' - welcomed their little boy on February 5, and just four days later shared the very first image of their son. In the photo, posted on Facebook, the first-time parents are seen looking down at their baby as he is cradled by his paternal grandfather, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. "Bhutanese families spent a wonderful Losar today, celebrating the day with family and loved ones. To make the day even more special, we have the honour of bringing to you the very first official photograph of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey," the message on King Jigme's official Facebook page read.

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