25 Years a King

25 Years a King – His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck 1974-1999

On 2 June 1999, the Kingdom of Bhutan celebrated the 25th anniversary of the reign of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, King of Bhutan. During this momentous occasion the Bhutanese people commemorated the outstanding achievements of His Majesty’s reign and paid homage to him for his efforts in promoting their prosperity and happiness. His Majesty’s enlightened and energetic leadership had won him the affection and respect of the people of Bhutan, as well as the admiration of the world. While Bhutan is perhaps no different from other kingdoms in celebrating a beloved monarch, the reverence and loyalty that the Bhutanese people have for their King is rare, if not unique, in the world.