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Bhutan King Wedding

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 13, 2011 13:30 IST ]
  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, left, and Queen Jetsun Pema pose after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, left, and Queen Jetsun Pema pose after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Queen Jetsun Pema, right, looks at King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck as they pose after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Queen Jetsun Pema, right, looks at King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck as they pose after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, left, greets the media and guests as Queen Jetsun Pema looks on after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, left, greets the media and guests as Queen Jetsun Pema looks on after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center left and Queen Jetsun Pema stand during Buddhist blessings prior to their marriage at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center left and Queen Jetsun Pema stand during Buddhist blessings prior to their marriage at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck,left, and Queen Jetsun Pema sit during Buddhist blessings prior to their marriage at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck,left, and Queen Jetsun Pema sit during Buddhist blessings prior to their marriage at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, second left and Queen Jetsun Pema sit during Buddhist blessings prior to their marriage at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, second left and Queen Jetsun Pema sit during Buddhist blessings prior to their marriage at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Bhutanese shopkeepers prepare a large banner of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, before hanging it on their storefront in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday.(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Bhutanese shopkeepers prepare a large banner of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, before hanging it on their storefront in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday.(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • A picture banner of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, is seen in a window in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday.(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    A picture banner of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, is seen in a window in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday.(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • A large banner of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema is seen on a storefront in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday.(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    A large banner of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema is seen on a storefront in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday.(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Bhutanese workers carry a large poster of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, into a bank building in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday.(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Bhutanese workers carry a large poster of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, into a bank building in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday.(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Bhutanese staff and students prepare to hang a banner under a portrait of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, outside the Lungten Zanpa School, their alma mater, in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Bhutanese staff and students prepare to hang a banner under a portrait of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, outside the Lungten Zanpa School, their alma mater, in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center left, and Queen Jetsun Pema, center right, stand during Buddhist blessings prior to their marriage ceremony at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series of ceremonies at the monastic fortress Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center left, and Queen Jetsun Pema, center right, stand during Buddhist blessings prior to their marriage ceremony at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series of ceremonies at the monastic fortress Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center left and Queen Jetsun Pema stand during Buddhist blessings at their marriage ceremony at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series of ceremonies at the monastic fortressThursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center left and Queen Jetsun Pema stand during Buddhist blessings at their marriage ceremony at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series of ceremonies at the monastic fortressThursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Buddhist monks wait to take part in the marriage ceremony of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Buddhist monks wait to take part in the marriage ceremony of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center right, and Queen Jetsun Pema greet locals during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center right, and Queen Jetsun Pema greet locals during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong, in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center, Queen Jetsun Pema greet locals during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center, Queen Jetsun Pema greet locals during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center left, and Queen Jetsun Pema meet locals after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center left, and Queen Jetsun Pema meet locals after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, left, meet locals after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, left, meet locals after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center right, and Queen Jetsun Pema are given scarves by locals during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center right, and Queen Jetsun Pema are given scarves by locals during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center, and Queen Jetsun Pema walk through the crowd during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center, and Queen Jetsun Pema walk through the crowd during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center, and Queen Jetsun Pema walk through the crowd during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center, and Queen Jetsun Pema walk through the crowd during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center, and Queen Jetsun Pema, center rear, greet locals during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, center, and Queen Jetsun Pema, center rear, greet locals during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies Thursday in the 17th century monastic fortress. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck kisses a girl while greeting locals during a walk in the streets with his bride Queen Jetsun Pema, not seen, in Thimphu, Bhutan, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. Thousands of locals lined the streets to greet the 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom that wed his commoner bride in a series of ceremonies Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck kisses a girl while greeting locals during a walk in the streets with his bride Queen Jetsun Pema, not seen, in Thimphu, Bhutan, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. Thousands of locals lined the streets to greet the 31 year old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom that wed his commoner bride in a series of ceremonies Thursday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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