Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Minutes until the Bhutanese Royal Wedding starts!

The Bhutanese royal wedding is starting in minutes! That's just enough time to catch up with some photos of the lead-up to the big event.

The three day wedding has already started streaming on BBS TV but it will be a miracle if the bandwidth holds up.

From His Majesty's Facebook page: "10 October, 2011 - His Majesty and the Royal Bride Jetsun Pema attended a gala cultural program at the Indian Embassy, specially organized to congratulate the Royal Couple for the Royal Wedding."


From His Majesty's Facebook page: "12 October, 2011 - Royal Bride Jetsun Pema offered prayers at the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang in Dochula, on her way to Wangduephodrang where she will spend the night on the eve of the Royal Wedding. The Royal Wedding will be held in the 17th century Punaakha Dzong tomorrow."


From His Majesty's Facebook page: "12 October, 2011 - Royal Bride Jetsun Pema being welcomed in traditional Chipdrel in Wangduephodrang where she will spend the night on the eve of the Royal Wedding. The Royal Wedding will be held in the 17th century Punaakha Dzong tomorrow." She'll be crowned queen tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Thimphu has been given a spruce-up and some flashy LED lights. Photos via.



From Reuters, with a guest appearance from the honourable opposition leader.


By the way, Ashi Jetsun Pema has a Twitter account which is protected, so her posts aren't public. I noticed that her avatar is Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" so I'm thinking she may be a romantic.

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