Prince of Bhutan named Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
The King and Queen of Bhutan have named their newborn son Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck.
The new addition the the Bhutan royal family was born to King Jigme and Queen Jetstun Pema back in February, but it is a tradition of Buddhism not to name a child until they’ve had a special Buddhist naming ceremony.
And the Dragon Prince’s name was given to him a day after Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge came to visit on Saturday (16.04.16).
A translation of a statement by King Jigme posted to his official Facebook page, confirmed the meaning of the Prince’s name.
He wrote: “Jigme means fearless. It symbolizes great courage to overcome any challenge that he may confront in future as he serves our country.
“Namgyel means victorious in all directions and victory over all obstacles. It is a name taken from the revered Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, who enabled the Dharma to flourish in all directions as prophesied by Guru Rinpoche.
“Wangchuck is the name of the royal lineage and dynasty. (sic)”
Jigme also spoke about his son’s future and dedication to the monarchy.
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,” the king continued. “It will be his sacred responsibility to build a harmonious and just society, and thereby, fulfill all the aspirations of his people. He must live such a life as a good human being and serve his country in a manner that it will be exemplary and worthy of emulation.”