21 February 2013, Thimphu: On the occasion of His Majesty’s 33rd birthday, His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, visited Dechenphodrang Monastic School and offered Nyendar and prayers for the continued peace and prosperity of the nation.
His Majesty met the monks and granted soelra at the school. The monks offered prayers for His Majesty.
Later, Their Majesties visited the Paediatric Ward at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital and spent time with the children there. They shared a cake and presented them with toys and other gifts.
Their Majesties also visited the Patient’s Guest House and met with the patients and their relatives staying there. The Patient’s Guest House accommodates long-term patients who do not have a place to stay in Thimphu and also those patients who have no one to take care of them.
22 January 2013, Thimphu - Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graced the closing of second Camp Raven at the YDF hall in Thimphu. 747 children of armed force personnel attended the 2 week camp. Camp Raven is organized by the Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon to engage and empower the youth during their winter vacation.
January 19, 2013, Thimphu: Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck launched the book ‘Jewel in the Crown’, which tells the story of the Royal Wedding with digital illustrations. The book was published by BMC Private Ltd.
27 December 2012, Punakha: His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, graced the ongoing Pel Dechhog Khorlo Dompai Wangchen presided by His Holiness the Je Khenpo.
His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen were received by His Holiness the Je Khenpo, members of the monastic body, and Their Majesties the Queen Mothers and Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princesses who also graced the occasion.
His Majesty granted an audience to His Holiness the Je Khenpo and met with the devotees gathered at the Wangchen grounds.
7 December, 2012: The King and Queen granted an audience to delegates of European Bhutan Friendship Societies at the Tashichhodzong this morning.
3 December, 2012: Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graced the Special Olympics Meet coinciding with the International Day of People with Disability in Bhutan as the Guest of Honour. The event was organized by Ability Bhutan Society (ABS), Draktsho Vocational Training Center for Special Children and Youth, Special Education Division of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Youth Development Fund, Bhutan Foundation, and Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan.
Her Majesty is the Royal Patron for the Ability Bhutan Society.
Their Majesties with the members of the Bhutan-India Friendship Association (BIFA) on Thursday 15, 2012
1st November 2012, Punakha: Their Majesties celebrated the Coronation Anniversary at a picnic lunch with the 5th batch of Desuups.
24 October, 2012: Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graced the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN).
As Patron of RSPN, Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen inaugurated the new office building and the Jigme Khesar Environment Resource Center at an event commemorating the pioneer NGO’s 25 years of work in environmental conservation in Bhutan.
RSPN was established in 1987, and His Majesty the King (at the time the Crown Prince) assumed patronage in 1999.
13 October 2012 – On the occasion of the first Anniversary of the Royal Wedding, the Prime Minister, cabinet ministers and senior government officials paid their respects to His Majesty the King and to Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen.
- In keeping with His Majesty’s wishes there were no national holidays or official celebrations.
- His Majesty and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen granted two Sertogs for the Dukhang and Kuenrey of the Paro Rinpung Dzong.
- His Majesty the King commanded prayers for the nation and the people in important Lhakhangs around the country.
Happy First Year Anniversary to the couple!