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Old 12-22-2006, 02:18 AM
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I am curious abt the Bhutan Royal Family and Bhutan on the whole. They seems to be so less-known and 'mysterious' until the CP made his appearance in Bangkok. Bhutan itself is so 'remote' in a sense that it is surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. However think it is this natural environment that is the primary source of happiness for its people, which ranked top among the world.

Although i read that Bhutanese women enjoy equal rights with men in every aspect, it is interesting that the ex-King of Bhutan has 4 wives and that they are sisters. Anyone know is this common in Bhutan?

Anyone Bhutanese here or anyone been to Bhutan care to share more insight into this 'mysterious' country?
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I've read somewhere that it's not common there to have many wifes. But the King married the 4 sisters because of a early conflict? with the family and when he married the sisters, this was the sign for peace between the families.
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:13 AM
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King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck greets officials as he arrives at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, 07 February 2007. Bhutan's new king, 26-year-old Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, arrived in the Indian capital to renew a friendship treaty and hold talks with senior leaders

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June 19: His Majesty the King granted an audience to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Thailand Chulabhorn Mahidol at the Dechencholing palace on Tuesday. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand and Her Royal Consort were escorted in traditional chipdrel ceremony to the Dechencholing palace. Upon arrival at the palace Her Royal Highness was received by their royal highnesses the princesses Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, Ashi Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck and Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck.

Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand will also attend an executive seminar on Environmental Toxicology for Safe and Sustainable Development, Pollution Control and Management at the Royal Institute of Management in Semtokha.

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Old 11-03-2007, 03:36 AM
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After seeing the King of Bhutan during the Visit from Willem-Alexander and Maxima, I must say, the King is a very, very handsome man. He looks very friendly and kind. Hopefully we will see more from him in the future.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:17 AM
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Dragon King of Bhutan, one of the most eligible world leaders

Foreign Policy: The List: Most Eligible World Leaders

Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck
Title: Dragon King of Bhutan
Age: 27
Marital status: Never married
Interests: Incremental political reform, preserving local culture
Why you’d want to date him: He’s Prince Charming. At least, that’s what the Thai press dubbed Namgyal, then a 26-year-old crown prince, during his 2006 visit to Thailand. The Oxford-educated prince became the talk of Phuket as throngs of young female fans tracked his every move. Now the world’s youngest head of state, the Dragon King’s matinée-idol looks and polite manners will almost make you forget that he rules over a devastatingly poor, landlocked kingdom right in the center of the Himalayas; GDP per capita is a paltry $1,400 and the kingdom didn’t have television until 1999. King Namgyal is a modernizer, however, and aims to raise living standards by promoting what he and his father call “Gross National Happiness.” If you think you can raise the king’s own gross happiness, book your trip now: Bhutan permits only about 6,000 foreign visitors each year. And if you really want to be the Dragon Queen, you’d better be prepared to share the title. Namgyal’s father had four wives, all of whom were sisters.
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Coronation of The King of Bhutan to take place on 6 November 2008:

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Bhutan king to be crowned at last
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I am curious abt the Bhutan Royal Family and Bhutan on the whole. They seems to be so less-known and 'mysterious' until the CP made his appearance in Bangkok. Bhutan itself is so 'remote' in a sense that it is surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. However think it is this natural environment that is the primary source of happiness for its people, which ranked top among the world.

Although i read that Bhutanese women enjoy equal rights with men in every aspect, it is interesting that the ex-King of Bhutan has 4 wives and that they are sisters. Anyone know is this common in Bhutan?

Anyone Bhutanese here or anyone been to Bhutan care to share more insight into this 'mysterious' country?
I met the Crown Prince in 2004 during a trip I did in Nepal and Bhutan, he is very well educated and has modern concept how to rule his country. Bhutan is a quite poor Nation with strong traditions, he will need some years to change things there...
An example: at that time all people should wear the national dress, so on the plane (the only one of the country!) from Thailand to Bhutan, you saw, some minutes before the landing, all people changing the dress, from the normal jacket to the national one...
The Country itself is a jewel from the point of view of nature.
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I was wondering when the new king will be crown how I found out thanks to Ephram.
The king is very handsome and I think he will be a great king and his people will continue to adore him now and in the future as well.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:41 AM
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Coronation planned for 6 November 2008

You're welcome, Next Star. I believe Royal-watchers around the world can't wait to see the Bhutan coronation in Bhutan. This year 2008 Royals in the world are blessed with two coronations. I assume the Coronation would not be similar to what we saw in Tonga last August in terms of foreign delegations because it says that this is largely local state occassion as Bhutan couldn't afford huge Royal gatherings:


Khadar presentation ceremony
Kuensel Newspaper - Coronation to be largely in-country affair

So far, delegation from India has been said to attend.
President, Sonia among few invited for Bhutan King's coronation-India-The Times of India

Drummers of the Royal Band preparing under the watchful eyes of the King it seems
Kuensel Newspaper - Meet the bandmasters
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I see from the article that you posted Ephram the king does not want a big cornation.Being his country is not rich he just wants it to be small yet grand which is very nice as well.Thanks again for posting information on the king.
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Coronation of the 5th Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan

Long Live The King!

King Jigme Singye Wangchuck placed the Raven Crown on the head of his son, the new King, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, the 5th Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan in the Coronation Ceremony today.

Arrival of the guests:
Kuensel Newspaper - President Pratibha Patil and Mrs. Sonia Gandhi arrives in Bhutan

Offering of Dar Na Nga Ceremony on 5 November 2008:
Kuensel Newspaper - The power of spirituality, the will of the people

What does the King want as the greatest gift for his Coronation?:
Kuensel Newspaper - “The greatest gift that I can ask for is this... being with you... my people”

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The new king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, holds his crown at the Tashichho Dzong Palace in Thimphu on November 6, 2008

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Here is the gratulation of HM King Harald V. of Norway to HM King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan.

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Old 11-07-2008, 03:23 AM
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Here are some news links on the Coronation..

BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In pictures: Bhutan coronation

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Lavish coronation for Bhutan king

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Wow! The new king is gorgeous, Does anyone know if he is the oldest son of the previous king? if not, why was he chosen? What is the financial state of the Bhutonian RF?
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Wow! The new king is gorgeous, Does anyone know if he is the oldest son of the previous king? if not, why was he chosen? What is the financial state of the Bhutonian RF?
He is the eldest son of the previous King, and has 4 brothers and 5 sisters!

For the financial situation of the Kingdom I can not help you...
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Wow! The new king is gorgeous, Does anyone know if he is the oldest son of the previous king? if not, why was he chosen? What is the financial state of the Bhutonian RF?
Bhutan is not a rich country but the people are humble and they embrace their culture and heritage which I think is wonderful.
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according to netty royalty page... the new kings Sister Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck married Dasho Palden Yoeser Thinley on November 11th 2008
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according to netty royalty page... the new kings Sister Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck married Dasho Palden Yoeser Thinley on November 11th 2008

Her Royal Highness Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuck and Dasho Palden Yoeser Thinley were married on November 11. The younger princess of Her Majesty Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuck is a graduate of Stanford University in the United States and currently the representative of His Majesty in Bumthang, looking after the welfare of the people. Dasho Palden, the son of Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y Thinley and Aum Rinsy Dem, is a graduate of Mahidol University in Thailand.

The sacred ceremony, at Dechenchholing Palace, was followed by a relaxed garden luncheon for the royal family, members of the groom’s family, friends and well-wishers.

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