Hereditary Monarchy dates from 17th December 1907,when Sir Ugyen Wangchuk was crowned as the first hereditary King of Bhutan and ruled from 1907 to 1926.
His Majesty the King Jigme Wangchuk ruled from 1926 to 1952 and his Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk from 1952 to 1972.In the course of time, the planed Developmental activities where under taken and the country joined World Organization such as the Colombo Plan in 1962, the Universal Postal Union in 1969, and the United Nations in 1971 to strengthen and maintain international relations.
His Majesty the King Jigme Singye Wangchuck was born on November 11, 1955 at Dechencholing Palace in Thimphu. He had studied in Darjeeling and later he went to England for the higher education. Upon returning from England he studied at Ugyen Wangchuck Academy in Paro to receive a unique Bhutanese Education.On June 2, 1974, when he was only 18 years old, His Majesty was formally crowned as the fourth King of Bhutan in the Tashichodzong. In the course of time from 21 july 1972 till 14 dec 2006.During his reign.Bhutan saw enormous progress in the long reign of the fourth King. In his reign, Bhutan established firmly its status as an independent, sovereign nation.on 14 dec 2006 he abticated his throne and announced that the time had now come for the kings to hand over the control of the government to the people, and work was begun for the first democratic government.
The constitution was written in consultation with the people, and the election commission was set up. In 2008, according to the wishes of the fourth King, Bhutan saw its first parliamentary elections, and began a new system of governance.
our present king Jigme khesar namgyal Wangchuk was formally crown as th Fifth king of Bhutan on in year 2008 and the same year the new system of governance began.