His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen offered prayers and lit 1,000 butter lamps in memory of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the Monggar Dzong yesterday. Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Yangdoen Wangchuck, His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, and Ashi Yeatso Lhamo accompanied Their Majesties.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Friday, at the age of 99.
Upon Royal Command, special prayers have been held in monasteries across Bhutan. In Thimphu, His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, joined by the Foreign Minister, British residents in Bhutan, and Bhutanese who studied in the UK, offered prayers and lit 1,000 butter lamps at the Semtokha Dzong.