King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 35, and his 25-year-old wife Jetsun Pema have released a loving shot of themselves cradling Jetson’s belly while lounging in the grounds at the Paro Ugyen Pelri Palace.
The photo, which also appears in the official calendars released by the Bhutanese government, shows Jetsun heavily pregnant, as she is due next month.
‘I’m deeply pleased to announce that Jetsun and I look forward to the birth of our son,’ the King said in a statement, in mid-November.
‘I consider my son extremely fortunate, because he will be born in our blessed country. We owe our good fortune, our peace, prosperity, and security to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.’