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Chapter 7 THE ROYAL FAMILY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE

The Royal Family of Bhutan is embodiment of benevolence for the Bhutanese. The present Queens of Bhutan have been pioneers in the establishment of non-governmental

organizations and play a pivotal role in addressing a range of social issues. Women and children’s issues and rights, poverty alleviation, juvenile delinquency, youth unemployment and counselling are areas in which the Queens have played a crucial role. Their Majesties the Queens and members of the Royal Family interact very closely and openly with people from all walks of life, during several visits to different and remote parts of the country each year. This enables them to understand the ground realities for themselves and design need-based and relevant developmental programmes and projects. They also actively support fund-raising initiatives, both within the country and abroad. Their Majesties the Queens are supported by other members of the Royal Family, which includes the Princes and Princess in gracing many public occasions of varying degrees of importance.


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HRH Dasho Khamsum Singye Wangchuck with His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo

HRH Ashi Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck with women from Mongar

HRH Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck and HRH Ashi Sonam Dechan Wangchuck

HRH Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck with Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck


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HRH Ashi Sonam Dechan Wangchuck

HRH Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck celebrates National Day with people of Samtse

HRH Ashi Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck

HRH Dasho Jigme Dorji Wangchuck addresses the people of Gasa

HRH Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuck

HRH Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck

ROYAL FAMILY : Making a Difference  

The contriution of the Royal family to Bhutan.

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