JIGME KHESAR NAMGYEL WANGCHUCK

  • Bhutan King breaks protocol to receive President Pranab Mukherjee November 7, 2014

    Thimphu: Breaking protocol, the Bhutanese King and his wife received President Pranab Mukherjee at the airport as he arrived in Bhutan for a two-day visit, the first by an Indian head of state to the country in 26 years. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck along with his wife turned up...
  • Why India loves Jetsun Pema, Bhutan's stunningly pretty 23yearold Queen January 9, 2014

    Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema have arrived in India for a fiveday official visit. The King has been invited by the President and will be the first foreign Head of State to stay at the renovated Dwarka suite in the Rashtrapati Bhawan after...
  • Bhutan King to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Bhutan on Friday said its friendship with India is indispensable for its success in the future and reiterated that New Delhi will remain the cornerstone of its foreign policy. Speaking at the banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee in the national capital, Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck...
  • Ladies, Bhutan's handsome young king is in India! January 24, 2013

    King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema being welcomed by MoS for External Affairs E Ahamed on their arrival at IGI Airport in New Delhi on January 24. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma ...
  • Bhutan's royal couple in India October 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck arrived in New Delhi on Sunday on a nineday state visit, their first foreign trip after their marriage. The couple were received at the Indira Gandhi airport in New Delhi. During his visit, the king will hold bilateral...
  • Bhutan's 'King Charming' to wed commoner May 20, 2011

    Thimpu: The young and dashing Bhutanese king on Friday announced his engagement to a commoner, sending his adoring subjects into rhapsody at the prospect of a grand wedding later this year in the last of the Himalayan kingdoms. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, termed "Prince Charming" for his Elvis Presley looks,...
  • Bhutan crowns world's youngest king November 6, 2008

    Thimphu: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck on Thursday became the world's youngest reigning monarch and head of the newest democracy after he was adorned with Bhutan's Raven Crown at an ornate coronation ceremony here. Sounds of giant gongs and Buddhist hymns echoed the whitewalled Golden Throne Room at Tashichhodzong, a fortress that...
  • Bhutan: More than just legends and landscapes April 4, 2008

    Thimpu: Bhutan according to many is the last Shangri La on earth. It's also supposed to be the happiest nation in the world but in 2008 Bhutan is more than legends and landscapes. Bhutan is a country where the King has abdicated his throne for elections and it's a country where...
  • Bhutanese reject king's kin, elect commoner March 25, 2008

    Thimpu: The people of Bhutan have delivered a stunning verdict in their first ever parliamentary polls, embracing democracy but overwhelmingly rejecting the king's relatives by marriage. In the process, the mainly Buddhist Bhutanese may have found their voice after a century of royal rule in the isolated and conservative Land of...
  • Bhutanese reject king's kin, elect commoner March 25, 2008

    Thimpu: The people of Bhutan have delivered a stunning verdict in their first ever parliamentary polls, embracing democracy but overwhelmingly rejecting the king's relatives by marriage. In the process, the mainly Buddhist Bhutanese may have found their voice after a century of royal rule in the isolated and conservative Land of...