King of Bhutan, latest news and photos

Queen Jetsun debuts chic sense of style on UK trip

They famously promised to spend their honeymoon working. And the King and Queen of Bhutan have been true to their word. The newlyweds, who wed in spectacular style in last October, were in London this...

Bhutan royal wedding: Back to basics for country's walking king and new bride

If Bhutan was the happiest place in Asia before the lavish wedding of their dashing 'Dragon King', then the country was positively euphoric as their monarch and his new bride took to the streets to...

Bhutan royal wedding: Who is the young beauty who has captivated a king and a nation?

Surrounded by red-robed monks, the young bride gliding along in a traditional wraparound skirt and ornate coloured heels was clearly trying to master her nerves. On Thursday, Jetsun Pema, a 21-year-old...

Bhutan royal wedding: Joy as 'William and Kate of the Himalayas' become man and wife

At exactly 8.20am – a time ordained by astrologers – the fifth Dragon King of Bhutan proceeded up the steps of the country's most sacred monastic fortress in the ancient capital Punakha...

Bhutan royal wedding: Pride of a people as Dragon King prepares to marry beautiful pilot's daughter

When Bhutan's charismatic young king was crowned in 2008, tens of thousands of his subjects, including nomadic yak herders, trekked for days from all over the tiny Asian country to salute him. King Jigme...

Coronation fever in Bhutan as people's king bonds with subjects

By any yardstick this was no ordinary royal walkabout. Bhutan's newly crowned king followed Thursday's lavish coronation ceremony with four days of festivities for his subjects - and greeted thousands...

Enter the Dragon King after a two-year wait on astrologers' orders

At exactly 8.31am on Thursday a 28-year-old Oxford graduate received the silk embroidered Raven Crown worn by Bhutan's kings, and became the youngest monarch on the planet. Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck,...

King of Bhutan too popular for reform plans

The King of Bhutan has found himself facing a conundrum that most political leaders can only dream of. His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who has spent the last 30 years working hard to bring peace...

King of Bhutan welcomes Willem-Alexander and Maxima to his homeland

Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander were in Bhutan at the invitation of its king, 27-year-old Jigme Kesar Namgyal Wangchuck. Treated to a warm welcome from officials at the kingdom's only airport,...

King of Bhutan pays tribute to 'kind-hearted' fiancée as he announces engagement

There was cause for celebration in the South Asian state of Bhutan this week with the happy news that their monarch is to wed. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck made the announcement at the opening...

Bhutan: the last Shangri-La

There are few corners left on the planet where you can leave the rat race of modern Western life so completely to one side as in Bhutan, known by its people as the 'land of the thunder dragon', and by...



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