Queen Mother Tshering Yangdon (born June 21, 1959) is the third wife of the former Bhutanese king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. She is the current Queen Mother (Gyalyum Kude, literally meaning "Queen Mother") of Bhutan, as she is the mother of the current Bhutanese king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. She is also the mother of King Jigme Khesar's two younger full siblings, Princess Ashi Dechen Yangzom (b. 1981) and Prince Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji (b. 1986).
|Queen mother of Bhutan|
|Tenure||9 December 2006 – present|
|Co-queen mothers||Dorji Wangmo|
|Born||21 June 1959|
Nobgang, Punakha, Bhutan
|Issue||Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck|
Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
|House||Wangchuck (by marriage)|
|Father||Yab Dasho Ugyen Dorji|
|Mother||Yum Thuiji Zam|
The Queen founded Bhutan Nun's Foundation (BNF) in March 2009. The foundation's focus is to make nunneries a way to help and empower girls and women through education and economic self-sufficiency.
She had, with the former king, the following children:
|King Druk Gyalpo
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
|21 February 1980||13 October 2011||Ashi Jetsun Pema||Crown Prince Druk Gyalsey|
Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
( 5 February 2016 )
Prince Dasho Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck
Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck (Photo)
|2 December 1981||29 October 2009||Dasho Tandin Namgyel||Ashi Dechen Yuidem Yangzom Wangchuck|
Dasho Ugyen Dorji Wangchuck
Dasho Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (Photo)
|14 April 1986||17 October 2013||Ashi Yeatso Lhamo||Ashi Decho Pema Wangchuck (2014 (age 8–9))|
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