Bhutan's royal wedding from last week points to end of polygamy.
The Oxford and American educated "Dragon King",one of the last popular monarchs,31-year old Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck married his longtime girlfriend,Jetsun Pema,a daughter of an airline pilot this week.
He kissed her and hold hands in the public as a sign of polygamy ending in Bhutan.
Bhutan's rare form of polygamy, where men or women take several sisters or brothers as partners, is dying out as the kingdom modernised with last week's royal wedding another sign of its demise.
King made clear that Pema would be his the only wife.
That is a complete another direction in the social lives of this colorful country.The kings before him married multiple women.
This practice has the roots in traditional Bhutanese social structures:
Living with several sisters or several brothers,allowed them to keep the property in one family.
These colorful people has resisted long time to be outside of the technology influence.The country band television untill 1999.Only some thousands of tourists per year can visit the country.
Far away from today's world chaos,technologic fights,without i-Phone or I-Pad they were living in peace and happiness.
But with television and the Internet now widely available and foreign education more common, young Bhutanese are increasingly turning their backs on some of the more unusual parts of the local culture.
Polygamy exists now only in small nomadic communities that live with their animals for most of the year high in the Himalayas.
i am sure this young King will make in the future another changes in the life of his people with more happiness for them.
By the way his girlfriend Pema visited in this June,Cappadocia,in Turkey,another very interesting place in the world and made with Royal Balloon,the expert in that region for unforgettable balloon tours.This time Royal Balloon from Yakup Dinler,my friend from Cappadocia, had a Princess from Royal family Bhutan and of course the flag.
Who knew that time ,that this woman will be a sign for ending of Polygamy in Bhutan?