His Majesty the King’s Speech at the 2006 National Day Celebrations

In a Royal Edict issued on 9th December 2006, His Majesty the fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck said: “I am confident that a bright future lies ahead for Bhutan with the leadership of a new King and a democratic system of government that is best suited for our country as enshrined under the constitution. I have every confidence that there will be unprecedented progress and prosperity for our nation in the reign of our fifth king.”

Later the same month on Bhutan’s National Day, 17 December 2006, the young king walked across Changlimithang Stadium to speak and reach out to his people, embodying the brave new spirit of the kingdom.

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