Bhutan's royal family shares new close-up photo of two-week old baby prince

A close-up photo of Bhutan's Prince Gyalsey was released by the royal family.
A close-up photo of Bhutan's Prince Gyalsey was released by the royal family. PHOTO: AFP/KING WANGCHUCK'S FACEBOOK PAGE
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (left) and Queen Jetsun Pema with the royal baby Gyalsey at Lingkana Palace in Bhutan.
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (left) and Queen Jetsun Pema with the royal baby Gyalsey at Lingkana Palace in Bhutan. PHOTO: AFP/KING WANGCHUCK'S FACEBOOK PAGE

Bhutan's King Jigme Khesa Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Jetsun Pema have shared new photos of their first child, giving the world a close-up look at the face of the young prince.

The latest photos of the two-week old baby boy were shared on the Facebook pages of the royal couple on Sunday (Feb 21).

In the photos, the baby is seen wrapped up in an orange blanket as he lies asleep.

A statement that accompanied the photos of the baby posted on both King Wangchuck's and Queen Pema's Facebook pages said that the photos were being released on the occasion of the King's birthday. King Wangchuck turned 36 on Sunday (Feb 21).

"To Commemorate His Majesty's 36th Birth Anniversary on 21st February, we are delighted to share a collection of wonderful photographs of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, with His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen," the statement said.

Bhutan's little prince was born on on Feb 5.

 

A previous photo released by King Wangchuck and Queen Pema on Feb 10 had showed King Wangchuck's father, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, cradling the baby as the royal couple looked on.

King Wangchuck studied at Oxford and in the United States before being officially crowned king in 2008 when his father abdicated two years earlier.

He married Queen Pema, 25, in a fairytale ceremony in 2011.