Thursday, April 14, 2016

King Jigme Khesarn of Bhutan and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan lives modest lifestyle in humble cottage in Himalaya Kingdom

After the wedding in 2011, the King Jigme praised his wife Queen Jetsun for carrying her responsibilities 'superbly well' and said he was very proud of her.

(R)President Sonia Gandhi with the Bhutan royals King Jigme and Queen Jetsun during a meeting at her residence in New Delhi, India

(2L) King Jigme and Queen Jetsun of Bhutan met Prince Charles and Camilla,Duchess of Cornwall (R) on their trip to the UK

King Jigme and Queen Jetsun pictured while pregnant with the couple's first child - a boy - who was  born in February. The couple released this photo to taken on the grounds of the Paro Ugyen Pelri Palace to celebrate the happy news


After the traditional Buddhist ceremony, Queen Jetsun embraced royal duties immediately and spent days being introduced to her new subjects. Here she is pictured at the sacred monastery fortress in the old capital of Punakha, Bhutan in October 2011

The couple married in a five-hour Buddhist ceremony in a 17th century fortress in 2011. The King presented his new bride with a silk, brocade crown making her the official Queen of Bhutan

The couple pose in traditional dress on their wedding day. King Jigme Khesar presented his wife Jetsun Pema with a silk brocade crown during the ceremony, making her the youngest queen in the world

As he presented his new bride to 30,000 spectators at Changlimithang Stadium the King of Bhutan asked the crowds if they would like to see them kiss. He delighted them with this peck on the cheek

Queen Jetsun, has charmed the local people with her delicate beauty and modest demeanour

The couple spend most of their time living in a modest cottage where they often receive members of the public

King Jigme of Bhutan and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan is the youngest Queen in the world.

King Jigme Khesarn of Bhutan and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan

The queen's son will be named at the end of this week when he is two months old, according to tradition

The royal couple with the King's father (centre) holding their newborn son in the first photo released of the royal baby

The new Bhutanese Prince being held by his doting grandmother (centre)

The King then broke with tradition by giving his new wife a kiss on the lips. Couples don't normally show affection in public in Bhutan, but the King has always been open about his love for his wife.

Queen Jetsun Pema's royal duties include accompanying her husband on overseas trips. She is pictured on an official visit to Tokyo following her wedding in 2011

Queen Jetsun Pema and her husband take a ride on a tandem bike. They are known for their down-to-earth manner and began their married life by taking a walking tour through the kingdom to meet their subjects.

The King has described his wife as a 'kind-hearted' woman who has all the qualities he could possibly want in a wife, even though such public statements of affection are rare in Bhutan

The Queen of Bhutan will be thrust into the spotlight when Kate and Prince William arrive in the Himalayan kingdom on 14 April 2016

The Bhutanese royals recently welcomed their first child,  a baby boy

King Jigme of Bhutan plant a tender kiss on his wife Queen Jetsun head as they pose for an official photo with their newborn son The Gyalsey. The title Gyalsey means prince.  The name of the royal child will be announced on 16 April 2016

(L) Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan looked stunning in a black one shoulder maxi dress at Delhi Couture Week in 2012

Queen Jetsun of Bhutan is a keen basketball player, and also enjoys fine art and painting. She studied art history as part of her degree.

People are required to wear traditional dress in public in Bhutan, but Queen Jetsun has shown off a more polished style on overseas trips wit her husband King Jigme of Bhutan. On a working honeymoon, which included a trip to the UK, she wore a chic monochrome skirt with a lace top and grey tweed jacket, which she accessorized with a Chanel handbag
King Jigme of Bhutan and Queen Jetsun of Bhutan, who recently gave birth to her first child - a baby boy - is the second of five children, and although she is officially a commoner her family is not without royal connections.

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