Bhutan has a new crown prince, PM Modi congratulates Royal couple

PM Narendra Modi wished the Bhutan King and the Queen on Twitter

By: AP | Guwahati | Published:February 6, 2016 12:24 pm
bhutan, bhutan prince, bhutan royal prince, bhutan crown prince, bhutan queen, jigme khesar namgyel wangchuk, narendra modi, bhutan baby boy, bhutan prince Bhutan Queen Jetsun Pema, right, looks at King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck as they pose after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan in 2011. (AP file Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)

The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince.

The Royal Media Office in capital Thimphu said Saturday that the baby boy was born on Friday to King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema.

Wangchuck married Jetsun Pema in a Buddhist ceremony in 2011.

The child, the royal couple’s first, was delivered by a medical team at the Lingkana Palace in Thimphu.

The media statement says that King Wangchuck was by the side of the queen during the delivery.

PM Modi wished the King and the Queen on Twitter.

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