Saturday, May 21, 2011

Jetsun Pema Bhutanese Nationhood

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Bhutan’s King getting married with Jetsun Pema later this year.
Bhutanese king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck announced his engagement to a commoner, sending his loving subjects to country’s parliament that he would be getting married ‘later this year’.

Prince Charming Wangchuck smiled as he named his bride, a 21-year-old student at London’s Regents College, throughout his speech opening parliament.

Wangchuck said that “Her name is Jetsun Pema. While she is young, she is warm and kind in heart and character. I have decided that the wedding shall be later this year.” In the parliament hall, Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley and the members of parliament articulated their happiness on the announcement of the royal wedding and highlighted the key role of the Throne in Bhutanese nationhood. They presented good wishes to the future queen of Bhutan.

Wangchuck is the 5th monarch since the kingdom was established in 1907 and he is born to the 3rd wife and is the eldest son. He was crowned in 2006, after his father renounced in favour of his son. --- source

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