Youngest King Marry an university student, 20yo

Youngest King Marry an university student, 20yo

Thimphu : Bhutan | May 27, 2011 at 9:37 AM PDT
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Year 2011 seems to be the year of the royal family wedding. After the second heir to the British throne, Prince William, married to Kate Middleton, now turn to the Kingdom of Bhutan who carry a big ceremony. Their king, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, soon marry his girlfriend, 20-year-old student named Jetsun Pema. Marriage is planned be held in October this year.

Her name Jetsun Pema. Although still young, she has a warm personality and good nature.
"As a king, now is the time I got married. Through a variety of considerations, I decided that the wedding took place this year," said the king's new 31-year-old.

The announcement was delivered at the opening session of parliament, on Friday (05/20/2011). "Her name Jetsun Pema. Although still young, she has a warm personality and good nature," said the king was a graduate of Oxford.

World's youngest King, dubbed "Prince of Dreams" was smiling when announced the names of his wife's candidates who studied at Regents College, London, England.

The announcement drew applause from the MPs. In fact, applause at a formal event a breach of manners. In a small country on the slopes of the Himalayan Mountains, showing happiness in public is considered impolite.

"People probably thought should their queens highly educated, beautiful, and the best," local media quoted a speech of King Wangchuck. "Jetsun Pema is a good girl who is very supportive and I believe her. I do not know people's opinions about her. However, in my opinion, she has all the qualities required of every woman."

Wangchuck said Pema and long enough to know the girl was with him on several visits to a number of areas in the country.

Although the king was married, the marriage shall not be conducted in luxury. "There is a celebration, but His Majesty asked the government not to make big plans or held a big celebration. In addition to its lack of resources (in Bhutan), as well as His Majesty wanted the celebration was more intimate and personal," said Dorji Wangchuck.

King Wangchuck is the fifth since the Kingdom of Bhutan was established in 1907. He is the son of third wife and oldest son. He was crowned king in November 2008 after his father, Jigme Wangchuck Syngye, abdicate the throne.

Bhutan Royal Family are very respected people, even after the remote kingdom was turned into a constitutional royal. Wangchuck is one of the supporters of democracy in that country.

For some time, Bhutan has no electricity, roads, schools and even hospitals. In 1999, the country lifted the ban on cable television and the Internet. However, until now in the country there are no traffic lights.

Bhutan Royal Family is very closed and not many people know, including about marriage in the kingdom. One of them, Wangchuck's father who married four sisters. Although the marriage had been going on for years, a new formal celebration was held in 1988.

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King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his future wife Jetsun Pema.
Putu Karya is based in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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