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Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck

Noble person

Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck (born 16 July 1984) is the heir presumptive to the throne of Bhutan, following the abdication of his father on 14 December 2006 and the accession of his brother King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck. Prince Jigyel Ugyen is the second son of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck from Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. He has an older sister, Princess Sonam Dechan, 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 started a course in history and politics at St Peter's College, Oxford, in the United Kingdom on 2003, 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 at the University of Texas at El Paso. As the King's representative to the Bhutan  ( Wikipedia article )

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