• 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 session of parliament. The 31-year-old Oxford-educated monarch will wed stunning Jetsun Pema, who comes from an ordinary background. Click on photo for gallery "I have thought it over for a long time and decided to marry," the king said in his statement, which was broadcast live on national TV. "People might think that my queen should be highly educated, beautiful and best of the best," he said,