Bhutan's baby prince marks three months with new photo - and full head of hair

To mark three months since his birth, the Bhutanese royals have shared an adorable new photo of their baby prince. Clad in golden yellow and lying on his back, little Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck looks directly at the camera in the shot released via his parents' official Facebook pages and the national website.

His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema held a spectacular ceremony on 17 April to reveal the name of their first child, His Royal Highness, The Gyalsey.


King Jigme and Jetsun Pema's baby's face
Bhutan's baby prince shows off a full head of hair in the new image

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, fulfill all the aspirations of his people.

Queen Jetsun holding her baby and father King Jigme standing over them
King Jigme and Queen Jetsun pictured with their tiny baby boy

The Bhutanese royals – 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.

Kign Jigme, Queen Jetsun holding their baby
The couple released the first image of their son four days after his birth

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.

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