13 October 2011

Bhutan's Queen Crowned Today

How much ever I write today, it is bound to fall far short of what actually happened.Queen of Bhutan is crowned and people far beyond our country have seen the crowning glory. Just for the record, I want to post this so that someday my daughter will grow up to read this and know that she was present at the ceremony.
I watched the whole ceremony live on BBS with my family and just when the King and Queen walked out into the crowd to meet the people, we dressed up and rushed to the Latshothang to see them. I nearly lost my camera at the security gate, but I convinced them that I am a responsible photographer and that I have taken it just to shoot my wife and daughter. After two shots of my family the battery died out, that's how responsible I was.
It was so exciting to see the newly wed King and Queen, Fourth King and Ashis, Princes, Princesses, Sogyal Rinpochee, popular political figures like Loenchen, OL Tshering Tobgay, Sonam Kuenga, Sangay Khandu (We shook hands) and many many more. Something special about Bhutan is that we consider these people as celebrities and not actors and singers.

The Royal Couple posing for Media. BBS Photo.
There are two events I will never forget in my life; First, The crowning of His Majesty the King, Jigme Khesar Namgay Wangchuk by his father, Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singey Wangchuk and Second the crowning of Ashi Jetsun Pema by His Majesty.

And Dear Daughter, you were a little sick and cried a lot but you were there with us in Punakha during the Royal Wedding (October 13, 2011).


  1. Sir, this is so sweet of you two to note an article on the Royal Wedding. I hope she sees this one day :D

  2. Thanks Yeesi, she will read each post in my diary and keep me alive long after my farewell. Then she will keep this blog going.

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  4. Passu, Catching up with your posts from the past...how you can conjure the events up alive with your words. A beautiful gift for your daughter when she comes of age to read this and relish each and every detail her father has preserved with a personal message to her.
    I felt blessed and lucky as a part of a moment in time, whenever my mom mentioned that I was 1 year old when HM-K4 was crowned. How your daughter would feel when she reads this would be beyond sky and earth..


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