Bhutan's King Marries in Dazzling Royal Wedding
While this royal wedding includes a "Prince Charming" and a beautiful bride, take one look at the brightly colored celebration and you know it's not Will and Kate we're talking about. Bhutan's popular King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 31, married Queen Ashi Jetsun Pema today in an exuberant ceremony at the same venue where his coronation took place in 2008. This is a joyful day for the adorable couple, but the king's female fans may be distraught. Back when he was the young Crown Prince of Bhutan, Jigme made such an impression with the women on a 2006 visit to Thailand the Thai press nicknamed him Prince Charming.
The new queen is 10 years younger than her husband, but in the Bhutan king's May announcement of the engagement he said, "While she is young, she is warm and kind in heart and character." Maybe it's their mutual love of basketball that brought them together? The king represents Bhutan in international basketball events, and his wife was the captain of her high school basketball team. And both have studied in the UK, as King Jigme graduated from Oxford and Queen Jetsun is currently attending Regents College in London, majoring in international relations with minors in psychology and art history.
See photos of the Bhutanese royal newlyweds in their sweet wedding moments now!