Royal baby news for the King and Queen of Bhutan

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

It seems it is the season for royal baby news with the King and Queen of Bhutan announcing they are expecting their second child.

King Jigme Khesar of Bhutan took the opportunity to address the population on the country's national day, revealing the happy news during his speech that he and his wife, Queen Jetsun, are expecting.

They then also shared the announcement on the royal family’s offical Instagram account, writing “Their Majesties are expecting their second child in Spring 2020!”

The baby will be second-in-line to the Bhutan throne behind the couple's first-born, three-year-old Prince Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel - the Dragon Prince - unless it is a girl. According to crown rules she can be displaced by future brothers.

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate met with Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema at the Tashicho Dzong in Thimphu, during the first day of the British royal couple's two-day visit to Bhutan in April 2016.

William and Kate visit Bhutan in 2016. Photo: Getty

This is the second royal baby announcement this month with Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, 38, and his wife Princess Stephanie, 35, revealing they will become parents for the first time in May. 

The news was officially announced by the marshall of the court on the royal family’s website, alongside some adorable photos of the couple. 

“Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess are immensely pleased to announce that the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess are expecting Their first child,” the statement reads. 

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