In pictures: The Royal wedding nuptials in Bhutan
I couldn’t write about the British Monarch visiting Australia without noting the other major Royal event in Asia this week.
It is none other than the Royal Wedding of the Bhutanese King.
I have a number of Bhutanese friends so have been treated to some of their wonderful, rather intimate photos of the ceremony they posted on Facebook. I also met King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck some years ago while visiting Bhutan. At the time he was still the Crown Prince and home on holidays from university in the US He was a very polite, hospitable and accommodating young man.
The King, 31 years, married Jetsun Pema, 21 years, and declared she will be his only wife even though it is common in Bhutan to take more than one wife – his own father married four sisters.