Love : Bhutan king marry an ordinary woman

Love : Bhutan king marry an ordinary woman

Thimphu : Bhutan | Oct 13, 2011 at 9:32 PM PDT
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King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is to marry student Jetsun Pema on October 13

King Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk Bhutan Jigme married an ordinary woman in a lavish ceremony at an old monastery in Punakha town on Thursday.

31-year-old king to marry 21-year-old student named Jetsun Pema.

In a Buddhist ceremony in an old monastery, King Jigme pinning silk crown to his wife as the new queen for the nearly one million inhabitants country located in the Himalayas.

King Jigme regarded as the king who is respected in the small kingdom with a population of 700,000. The king's marriage ceremony was broadcast live by local television.

The wedding ceremony began when the king and his father entered the sacred space in the monastery.

In the room were placed the bodies were preserved in the 17th century founder of the kingdom.

Both bride and groom received many gifts as a symbol of permanence of marriage, wisdom, and other positive sides of life.

After the procession the ceremony ended, the singers sang songs of celebration with the accompaniment of drums and flute.


The children decorated elephant with traditional clothing also appeared in the courtyard monasteries.

People welcomed the marriage had been long anticipated.

Various posters, banners, and some form of tailor-made souvenirs to mark the royal wedding.

"Wherever he (the king) to go she always took her fiance's hand. Now, young children begin to imitate the king," said Jurme Choden, a student 16 years.

Bhutan king's marriage was not attended by the head of a foreign country or any member of the kingdom from other countries but only attended by Bhutan's royal family itself.

"The theme of this whole wedding is as simple as possible, that the royal family of Bhutan," said Kinley Dorj, Minister of Information Bhutan.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk is a graduate of the University of Oxford, England.

Jetsun Pema is the daughter of a pilot and was admired for her beauty and its impact on the king who falls in love with a student.

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Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk marriage with Jetsun Pema has long awaited the people of Bhutan
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