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Bhutan Bachelor Crowned Youngest Reigning Monarch

At 28-years-old, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuc is the world's youngest ruling monarch. The Oxford-educated, and single, Bhutanese king was crowned last Thursday. This weekend Bhutan wrapped up three days of celebration, which included a cap-snatching contest, pillow-fighting competitions, and archery demonstrations.

Bhutan, which is isolated in the Himalayas right between China and India, just got Internet and television nine years ago, and held its first elections last March. Societal changes never seen before in Bhutan, such as crime, caused some citizens to lament the technology. Perhaps the young king, who helped bring satellite TV to the small country when he was merely a prince, will help ease the constitutional monarch's transition into the modern era.


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emmebeth emmebeth 8 years
I think his last name(the last last name)ends with a "k".
janneth janneth 8 years
I heard that the woman are gaga over him.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I agree, pretty snazzy!
stephley stephley 8 years
I like his boots, a lot.
lorenashley lorenashley 8 years
ill take william or happy any day over this guy.
Mina-Xue Mina-Xue 8 years
You know, never cared for the royal boys of Diana (Will and Harry) but this guy as prince or king is quite attractive :D
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