The Druk Gyaltsuen (lit. Dragon Queen) is the Queen consort of the Kingdom of Bhutan. In the Dzongkha language, Bhutan is known as Drukyul which translates as "The Land of the Thunder Dragon". Thus, while Queens of Bhutan are known as Druk Gyaltsuen ("Dragon Queen"), the Bhutanese people call themselves the Drukpa, meaning "Dragon people".
|Druk Gyaltsuen of Bhutan|
|Jetsun Pema Wangchuck|
|5th Dragon Queen|
|First monarch||Tsundue Pema Lhamo|
|Formation||17 December 1907|
|Residence||Samteling Palace, Thimphu|
The current Queen consort of Bhutan is Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, the 5th Druk Gyaltsuen. She wears the hand-sewn silk Phoenix Crown, which is the official crown worn by the Queens of Bhutan.
Queen Jetsun Pema is the youngest consort in the world.
List of Druk GyaltsuensEdit
1918 – 1991 (aged 72)
22 December 1957
21 June 1959
11 May 1963
- "Article 2: The Institution of Monarchy" (PDF). The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan. ISBN 99936-754-0-7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2011.
- Royal Ark
- "Hundred years of Monarchy: A walk down the memory lane". Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
- Meet the world's youngest queen, 27-year-old Jetsun Pema of Bhutan