The entire nation is filled with joy and excitement following the recent announcement by Their Majesties about the forthcoming birth of their third Royal child. The Druk Gyalpo and Gyaltsuen shared the news yesterday morning, expressing their gratitude for the unwavering well wishes and prayers from the people.
Soon after the official announcement was made on His Majesty The King’s Facebook page, social media platforms were inundated with expressions of happiness, prayers, and congratulatory messages for Their Majesties.
Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering remarked, “Blessings come in various forms. Today’s news was one such blessing. The nation feels enriched and spiritually uplifted by this news. To celebrate, I lit a butter lamp and offered my prayers at home.”
Lyonchhen emphasized the significance of Royal births during their tenure, stating that such blessings in the Royal family symbolize hope and optimism for the nation. “We are not only witnessing His Majesty’s progressive actions and words but also the birth of a future generation that will secure the country for generations to come. The birth of the Royal child today represents the security and prosperity of future Bhutanese generations,” Lyonchhen stated.
Chief Justice Chogyal Dago Rigdzin extended heartfelt Tashi Delek to Their Majesties, emphasizing that this precious autumn gift symbolizes continuity, blessings of peace, and prosperity in the land of Drukyul. He expressed overwhelming joy and excitement, saying, “We are overjoyed and thrilled with this heartwarming news.”
Deki Pema, Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission, highlighted that this joyous news exemplifies the collective merit and good fortune of the Bhutanese people. Karma Hamu Dorjee, Chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission, joined the nation in celebrating this wonderful news, offering sincere Tashi Delek to Their Majesties.
Dasho Karma Ura, President of the Centre for Bhutan Studies and Gross National Happiness Research, remarked, “The birth of every human being is precious in itself, and the birth of a new member of the royal family is especially so. This news heralds the arrival of a future leader among us and marks the beginning of renewed hope.”
Dasho Tashi Dorji, Chairman of the Desuup Skilling Programme, expressed his delight and envisioned the happiness and joy that the announcement would bring to everyone in the morning.
Political parties extend warm congratulations
As Bhutan celebrates the anticipation of the third Royal Child, political parties have extended their warmest congratulations and heartfelt best wishes to Their Majesties.
Pema Chewang, President of Bhutan Tendrel Party, expressed extreme delight upon hearing the news of the expectant third Royal child.
Dasho Sonam Kinga, Vice President of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, said, “We celebrate the joyous news of another sacred bead enriching the illustrious rosary of our royal lineage. Our ardent prayers are being answered.”
Dorji Wangdi, President of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa, shared that the news brought immense excitement and joy to all Bhutanese citizens. He said, “The joy is beyond words. This bodes well for the long and glorious reign of our benevolent Wangchuck Dynasty and the continued great fortune, prosperity, and happiness of the Bhutanese people.”
Kinga Tshering, President of Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa, welcomed the announcement of the third Royal child with the same sense of joy and reverence felt during the announcements of Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck seven years ago and Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck a few years back. “Although a Druk Gyalsem might be a staple fancy this time, a matching charm alongside The Gyaltsuen, we believe a child born into the Bhutanese royalty will always make for a charming reception anyway. The blessed Bhutanese across the nation will celebrate,” he said.
Dasho Tshering Tobgay, President of the People’s Democratic Party, shared his heartfelt joy. “We are filled with immense happiness as we eagerly await the arrival of the newest member of our Royal Family. This blessed event holds the promise of bringing even more peace, prosperity, and happiness to our beloved Drukyul. We eagerly await this precious blessing and the future it holds for our nation.”
Sonam Tobgye, former Chief Justice, fondly known as Agay Lyonpo, remarked that this wonderful news assures the strength of Bhutan’s Monarchy, which is blessed by the Precious Three Jewels and serves as a source of continuity and fountain of happiness for the Bhutanese.
Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, former Chief Election Commissioner, stated that the Royal announcement of the third Royal Child marks the beginning of a new era filled with even greater promises and a brighter future under the visionary leadership of Their Majesties.
Phub Zam, a prominent businesswoman, expressed her excitement and anticipation for the arrival of the newest member of the Royal Family. “My family and I are thrilled and overjoyed by this incredible announcement.”
A red scarf officer summarized the significance, stating, “The first cry of a baby is the most beautiful sound ever. But for an extended family like Bhutan, it brings both joy and a wonderful sense of stability.”
As the news spread like wildfire, people across the country shared their excitement too.
Kinley, a farmer from Lobesa, said, “I was watering my fields when I heard the news shared on WeChat. We are happier than Their Majesties as we welcome the news of a third Royal child.”
Interrupting Kinley, his wife Namgay quickly added, “I hope it will be a beautiful princess like her mother.”