• 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 on the way to greet his bride. Monks chanted in celebration as King Jigme Khesar Namguyal Wangchuk, 31, placed an embroidered silk brocade crown on her head, making her the new queen of this tiny Himalayan nation. Thousands came down from the surrounding mountains to celebrate his wedding to pilot's daughter Jetsun Pema with three days of dancing. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY The focus of the festivities was the ancient

  • Samantha Cameron nails it as a beautician

    Samantha Cameron turned manicurist this week at the launch of a charity campaign to support the families of disabled children. The Prime Minister's wife treated worn-out parents to a pampering at the event in Lewisham, south-east London.   CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY During the event, Samantha sat at a makeshift nail bar, painting nails and happily chatting away to her 'customers' whilst helping to launch the Stronger Families Happier Lives campaign.  The mother-of-four spoke of raising her son Ivan, who suffered from cerebral palsy and epilepsy and died, aged six, in 2009. "I speak from personal experience when highlighting how essential it is for

  • No sign of First Baby yet for Carla and the president

    He or she will be the first child born to a serving president during the history of France's Fifth Republic. And so even if the parents weren't international beauty Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and the dynamic French leader Nicolas Sarkozy interest in the next resident of the Elysee Palace would be high.  Despite the model-turned balladeer's desire to downplay the pregnancy, media coverage is at fever pitch.   CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO ENLARGE Every day reports circulate that she's in hospital already giving birth. In fact, Carla, 43, has been seen this week having a pizza with her 56-year-old husband. She was also

  • 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 student, became queen of Bhutan, after crossing a wooden footbridge over the confluence of two rivers to take her place at the elaborate marriage ceremony. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY   In a 17th-century fortress, where his lavish coronation took place, her groom King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck came down from his throne to meet her, wearing the red Raven Crown which symbolises his role as the people's protector. "She

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