Coronation of the Fifth King
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On 17 December 2005, His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 4th Druk Gyalpo conveyed to a shocked nation his extra ordinary decision to step down from the throne. He also announced that the heir to the throne, His Royal Highness, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the Choetse Penlop will be crowned as the 5th Druk Gyalpo in 2008. His Majesty explained that, as it was necessary and important for a king to gain as much experience as possible, the responsibilities of the Throne would be delegated to the Choetse Penlop before 2008. This was followed by a royal edict, or Kasho issued on December 9 2006, announcing the ascension of HRH Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck to the throne as the 5th Druk Gyalpo. His Majesty the 5th King made his first public appearance on 17 December 2006 during the National Day Celebration at Changlimithang in Thimphu. Since then, he has been at the helm of national affairs preparing to take Bhutan and the Bhutanese people into a new era of prosperity and happiness.
The Coronation Celebration Day of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is scheduled to be held on November 6, 7, 8.
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