Thursday, May 26, 2011

The king of Bhutan, the youngest of the world, getting married in private

The king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the youngest monarch in the world with 31, will marry next October but will not invite foreign royal families because he wants a "simple wedding." This was explained by the press officer of the royal family of Bhutan, Dorji Wangchuck, who said that the bride is a student, Jetsun Pema, about to turn 21 years who was accompanying the King on his last trip.

The spokesman said that the wedding real so-called 'fifth dragon "of the Wangchuck dynasty will be held in October at a date yet to be specified, in the town of Punakha, the ancient capital of this remote Himalayan Buddhist nation. The king, crowned in November 2008 after the abdication of his father, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, yesterday announced to Parliament his intention to marry.

"I met a person called Jetsun Pema.'s Young, warm, good heart and character. These qualities, along with the wisdom that comes with age and experience make her a great servant of the nation" said the Emperor. "I ask the government not to plan a great celebration. The happiness of my dear father and the blessing of our people will give me joy and happiness," said the monarch, according to a translation of the speech provided by the Royal Family.

The official biography will become queen of Bhutan offers few details, apart from his lineage, his studies in India and the United Kingdom, and his taste for painting and basketball. Wangchuck dynasty enjoys great prestige in Bhutan and is famous for having developed the concept of "Gross National Happiness", which rests on pillars such as the preservation of local customs, care for the environment, good governance and growth economic.

The mountainous and isolated kingdom has opted in recent years by a timid opening, but remains steadfast in its desire to avoid mass tourism and to preserve an identity shaped, compared to other minorities, about the traditions of the ethnic 'Drukpa' (dragon), of Tibetan origin who professes Mahayana Buddhism.

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