Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck
|Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck|
Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck welcomes visitors in Washington in 2008
|Born||16 July 1984|
New Delhi, India
|Father||Jigme Singye Wangchuck|
|Bhutanese royal family|
Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck (born 16 July 1984) is a Bhutanese prince. Born as the second son of then-King of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuck, he was the heir presumptive to the throne of Bhutan until 5 February 2016, when his nephew Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, his older half-brother and current King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck's son, was born.
Prince Jigyel Ugyen is the second son of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck from Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. He has an older sister, Princess Ashi Sonam Dechen Wangchuck, as well as four half-brothers and four half-sisters.
He was educated at Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School, then Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA, graduating in 2003. He read Modern History and Political Science at St Peter's College, Oxford, in the United Kingdom starting in 2003 and graduating in 2007.
Sharing responsibilities with his siblings, Prince Jigyel Ugyen travels extensively to represent the King in various functions in Bhutan as well as abroad. In 2008 he travelled to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival where he delivered an opening address before roaming the festival area, and interacting with visitors. At the end of the festival, he travelled with several performers to attend the Bhutan Festival 2008 at the University of Texas at El Paso.
He was appointed to the Chairmanship during the 34th General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia, held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and will chair the committee for four years from 2015-2019. On the 9th of October, 2018, His Royal Highness was elected as an International Olympic Committee member, whose candidature was linked to a function within the NOC, that is the Bhutan Olympic Committee.
He initiated the Tour of the Dragon in Bhutan, a mountain bike race covering 268 km, from central to western Bhutan in 2010.
The prince with his sister, Princess Ashi Sonam Dechen, are collaborating in Tarayana Foundation (TF) as board members. Founded by their mother, Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo, the foundation focuses on various efforts to reduce poverty in Bhutan. The prince is also the Founder of Bhutan Philanthropy Ventures a social enterprise established to support the Tarayana Foundation.
Titles, styles, and honours
Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck
|Reference style||His Royal Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Royal Highness|
Titles and styles
- Bhutan :
|Ancestors of Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck|
- "The Royal Ark". 4dw.net.
- "Olympic Council of Asia : Council". www.ocasia.org.
- "Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2008, Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon".
- "Stories from the Folklife Festival: The Bhutanese Prince, NASA people - ChandraBlog - Fresh Chandra News". chandra.harvard.edu.
- Index, Admin Portal. "Admin Portal Index > Home". admin.utep.edu.
- Kuwait pledges USD 100,000 a year
- HRH Prince Jigyel to attend the XIII Olympic congress in Copenhagen
- "HRH Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck appointed as Chairman of IRC of Olympic Council of Asia - BBS". 17 September 2015.
- Ugyen Yoeser wins
- "bhutan4". www.royalark.net.
- "Bhutan Majestic Travel". Archived from the original on 23 October 2012.
- "King gives red scarf to his brother". 29 August 2007.
Jigyel Ugyen WangchuckBorn: 16 July 1984
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
| Heir to the Bhutanese throne
Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
|Lines of succession|
Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck
| Line of succession to the Bhutanese throne
Khamsum Singye Wangchuck
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