Sonam Dechen Wangchuck (born 1981)
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Sonam Dechen Wangchuck Born 1981
Princess Ashi Sonam Dechen
Born (1981-08-05) 5 August 1981 (age 38)
Dasho Phub W. Dorji (m. 2009)
IssueDasho Jigje Singye Wangchuck
Dasho Jigme Jigten Wangchuck
FatherJigme Singye Wangchuck
MotherDorji Wangmo

Princess Ashi Sonam Dechen Wangchuck (born 5 August 1981) is a princess of Bhutan. She is the daughter of the 4th King of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuck and his wife, Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. She is half-sister of the 5th King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.


She was educated at Luntenzampa Middle Secondary School and Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut.

She has a degree in international relations from Stanford University (1999) and a masters in law from Harvard Law School (2007).[1] She has also clerked for the Royal High Court of Bhutan. She currently works at the Judiciary of the Kingdom of Bhutan as President of the Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI).

Marriage and children

She married a distant relative, Dasho Phub W. Dorji at the Motithang Palace on 5 April 2009. He is a son of Dasho Zepon Wangchuck, a former monk,[2] Chief Architect and project manager,[3] from Takchu Gompa, Haa, by his wife, Aum Ugyen Dolma, from Gaselo. Dasho Phub W. Dorji has a master's degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics from George Washington University. His thesis was "An Assessment of the Income and Education Determinants of Party Identification in the United States".[4] He topped the 2004 civil service examinations and currently works in the Finance Ministry.[5] He was a director of the Bank of Bhutan.[6][7]

They have two sons:[8]


  • Board Member of the Tarayana Foundation (TF).[14]

Official visits

Titles, styles, and honours

Styles of
Princess Sonam Dechen Wangchuck
Emblem of Bhutan.svg
Reference styleHer Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness
Alternative styleAshi

Titles and styles





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Sonam Dechen Wangchuck (born 1981)
Born: 5 August 1981
Bhutanese royalty
Preceded by
Jamyang Singye Wangchuck
Line of succession to the Bhutanese throne
10th position
Succeeded by
Jigje Singye Wangchuck

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