Bhutan's young prince takes first steps

The King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (right) and his father, the fourth King of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuck, supporting Bhutan's young prince Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel in Thimphu on March 11. Prince Jigme, who celebrated his first birthday
The King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (right) and his father, the fourth King of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuck, supporting Bhutan's young prince Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel in Thimphu on March 11.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

The King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his father, the fourth King of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuck, supporting Bhutan's young prince Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel in Thimphu on March 11. Prince Jigme, who celebrated his first birthday in February, is pictured standing up for the first time. The photo was taken after a heavy snowfall in Thimphu, and features the 17th century fortress Tashichhodzong, which houses the Golden Throne Room.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 02, 2017, with the headline 'Bhutan's young prince takes first steps'. Print Edition | Subscribe