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Bhutan Royal Couple to Pay State Visit to Japan

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s newest royal couple, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his bride Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, will pay a state visit to Japan next month. Japanese officials announced the visit Tuesday, saying the king and queen will be in the country from November 15 to 19. Officials said the emperor and empress of Japan […]

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Bhutan King Marries, Crowns Queen

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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The king of the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has married a commoner, crowning his new queen during a colorful Buddhist ceremony. Thirty-one year old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the world’s youngest monarch, married 21-year-old Jetsun Pema Thursday at a 17th-century monastery fortress in Punakha, Bhutan’s ancient capital. During the ceremony, the king wore […]

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Bhutan King Marries, Crowns Queen

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The king of the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has married his commoner bride and crowned his new queen. Thirty-one year old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the world’s youngest monarch, married 21-year-old Jetsun Pema in a Buddhist ceremony Thursday at a monastery fortress in Punakha, the country’s ancient capital. The wedding captivated the nation […]

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Bhutan Prepares for Royal Wedding

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Final preparations for a royal wedding were in full swing Wednesday in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, as students composed poems of joy, people practiced celebratory dances, and the airwaves were flooded with wedding fever. On Thursday, Bhutan’s top Buddhist cleric will perform the marriage ceremony for the world’s youngest monarch, 31-year-old King Jigme […]

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Twin Blasts Rock Bhutan Ahead of Royal Wedding

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Two explosions have rocked a border town in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, just days before the wedding of the country’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Local officials said the twin blasts late Monday in Phuentsholing, bordering India, wounded several people, including at least one Indian national. They said the blasts occurred in a […]

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