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Old 06-06-2011, 08:53 AM
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A day later, and still not a royal, but:

Happy 21st Birthday to the future Queen of Bhutan, Jetsun Pema!
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Behind the mist wall - Hindustan Times
Last year heads had turned when a tall, slim and elegant woman turned up at the Mountain Echoes literary festival in Thimphu, Bhutan.
When the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (a writer who is also the festival’s patron), escorted this young woman to the front row, necks craned further: who was this woman? Was it true that she was going to be the next queen of Bhutan?
Last week, 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangyal announced his engagement to the striking Jetsun Pema while inaugurating his country’s Parliament session.
Later, the royal couple made their first official appearance at the inauguration of Mountain Echoes at India House, holding hands, posing for photographs, stealing glances and smiles. Every Bhutanese I congratulated beamed with pride as if it was a family wedding.
At newspaper offices the next morning, irritated readers wanted to know why extra copies hadn’t been printed in anticipation of the huge demand for the first royal portrait. This is, after all, a country where hip teenagers sport buttons of the king’s image on their shirts. “For us Bhutanese, it’s a profound moment that symbolises continuity,” said a journalist.
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The Moment: Bhutan's Queen Mother on Elvis, Buddhism - WSJ.com
Queen Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck is a real conservationist when it comes to her country's Himalayan culture and Buddhist heritage. But she is also well-traveled, a literary enthusiast and loves Elvis Presley.
Queen Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck is one of four sisters who married Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Bhutan's former king, who abdicated in favor of his eldest son a few years ago.
Today, the queen mother, a youthful 55-year old, embodies her country's efforts to reap the benefits of modernity while protecting its traditions.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:06 AM
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Jetsun Pema | Facebook

Did you saw the photos on her profile?
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:02 PM
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Wow! She is stunning and will make an absolutely beautiful bride! I just looked up a few more pictures from this link and, to me, they are the most attractive young royal couple.

2 images from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jetsun_Pema_(Bhutan))

> Images courtesy of Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:24 PM
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HM the King and royal bride Jetsun Pema visited Paro Taktsang on July 2 and installed a three-foot statue of Guru Padmasambhava in the Phurpa Drakphug, the cave in which Guru mediated in the 8th century.
His Majesty and Jetsun also offered a three-foot statue of Khadum Yeshey Tshogyel in Singye Phug, the sacred cave where she had mediated.- Source
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Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, His Majesty’s Representative in the Bhutan Olympic Committee, leaves for Japan on July 11 to attend the 30th General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia and the Centenary of the Japanese Olympic Committee in Tokyo.
While in Japan, Prince Jigyel will meet the Japanese Olympic Committee that has recently signed a collaborative memorandum of understanding with the Bhutan Olympic Committee.
The delegation returns on July 20. - Source
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:57 PM
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Royal bride Jetsun Pema inaugurated a five-day Young Lions Camp in Haa on July 8th, 2011.
The summer camp organised by the Wangchuklo Military Training Centre is for 98 students from families of the armed forces and IMTRAT. Jetsun is accompanying His Majesty who is on a two-day visit to Haa.

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:10 PM
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HM the King offers prayers at the Thimphu National Memorial Chorten to mark the 39th death anniversary of his grandfather, the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck on July 21st, 2011.

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Old 07-30-2011, 05:04 PM
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Over the years, Queen Mother Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck of Bhutan has been actively involved in promoting social causes in the country, such as health, education and family issues. Her compassion and interest in the welfare of the nations women and children leads her to interact actively with all segments of the Bhutanese population.

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HM the King Jigme Khesar of Bhutan was featured in the “fashion originals” group in Vanity Fair's 72nd Annual International Best Dressed List.

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HM the King has granted an audience to the chief minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi, and his wife on August 9th, 2011.
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Few tips about the future royal wedding

HM the King has stated that Ashi (Princess) Jetsun Pema will be his only wife thus having broken the tradition of Bhutanese kings marrying several wives. The King is intended to be monogamic.
The Bhutanese and Thai papers are stating that Ashi Jetsun Pema is not a commoner (as was stated by Western press previously) but is of royal blood, naming her 'daughter of airline pilot and aristocrat'.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:32 AM
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India's Foreign Secretary on official visit to Bhutan August 17-19, 2011

Foreign Secretary Shri Ranjan Mathai, is in Bhutan (17-19 August 2011), on his first official visit aboard after assuming charge.
He met in audience with HM Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan and with HM Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan. - Source
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HM the King has stated that Ashi (Princess) Jetsun Pema will be his only wife thus having broken the tradition of Bhutanese kings marrying several wives. The King is intended to be monogamic.
The Bhutanese and Thai papers are stating that Ashi Jetsun Pema is not a commoner (as was stated by Western press previously) but is of royal blood, naming her 'daughter of airline pilot and aristocrat'.
a wise decision from the King^^
she must be very happy to have the all the king for herself. lucky girl^^
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AFP: Bhutan 'uncertain' about democracy: PM
Bhutan's prime minister believes his country's experiment with democracy remains a fragile work-in-progress, and admits many Bhutanese would still look to the monarchy in a time of crisis.
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The change ushered in voting, a free press and a new constitution, with powers devolved to parliament and the cabinet while the king stepped back to serve as a symbolic head of state.
The royal family remains enormously popular and respected, and the country is currently busy preparing for the marriage of the current monarch, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
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The students and teachers of Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School in Thimphu presented a special variety show to His Majesty the King and Queen-to-be Jetsun Pema on August 3 to express their joy over the upcoming Royal Wedding.
His Majesty the King and Jetsun Pema are both alumni of Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School. His Majesty studied in Lungtenzampa MSS from 1988 to 1992 and Jetsun went to the school from 2001 to 2005.
The students of the school presented to His Majesty and Jetsun a message book containing their felicitations and messages for the wedding. - Source
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AFP: Bhutan gets royal wedding fever
The royal dress weavers are at work and excitement is building in Bhutan ahead of next month's royal wedding that will see the young king of the Himalayan nation wed in a fairy-tale ceremony.[...]
Organisers have promised a low-key affair from a royal family that is famed for its common touch, but the Bhutanese are gearing up to mark a momentous occasion in the life of the reclusive kingdom between China and India.
In their apartment in the capital Thimphu, weavers Kelzang Choden and her mother are hurriedly working on an outfit for the future queen, an intricately patterned dress of geometric shapes dominated by gold thread and yellow.
"She will wear according to her element. There are five elements in our culture. For example, red is fire and earth is yellow," Choden explained to AFP. "Her element is earth so it will probably be mostly yellow."
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I'm sorry if this has been asked before or if have simply overlooked it, but have they already set an exact date for the wedding? I read somewhere that the wedding will be in October, but I haven't found further information.

Edit: I have overlooked it of course. October 13. I'm really looking forward to that day.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:16 PM
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Kasumi, the wedding dress according to the element is quite interesting. How is an element determined?
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