Those little cheeks! King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan is taking a page from Kate Middleton’s parenting book and sharing snapshots of his adorable 6-month-old son — but the Dragon King went one step further, using the images for the royals’ official calendar.
In the photos, which were released by cultural organization Yellow Bhutan, Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck is decked out in traditional garb — a checked robe with cream-colored cuffs, tiny navy shoes, and a round yellow button bearing his father’s face.
The toddler is laughing at something off-camera in one image and looking straight at the lens in another with an endearingly serious face.
“Our September calendar is a treat, featuring these adorable images of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, as photographed by His Majesty The King,” the accompanying Facebook message on Yellow Bhutan’s page reads. “It is a joy to see our little Prince growing up so quickly, and touching to see him already begin to carry our Royal Duties.”
The Bhutanese king and his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema, welcomed the Duchess and Prince William to their country during the British royals’ tour through India and Bhutan in April. There, the Duke and Duchess had the honor of taking part in a Chipdrel, a traditional welcome procession, complete with music and ceremonial dress.
In May, the Duchess of Cambridge shared images of daughter Charlotte in honor of the royal tot’s first birthday, capturing the little fashionista’s curious and playful nature.
“The Duke and Duchess are very happy to be able to share these important family moments and hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as they do,” the palace told Us Weekly in a statement.
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