King of Bhutan will end polygamy in his monarchy

October 14, 2013

Today is the wedding anniversary of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Bhutan.

King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck married Jetsun Pema, the granddaughter of the Governor of Trashigang, at Punakha Dzong in 2011.

During the ceremony, she was presented with the Crown of the Druk Gyal-tsuen and declared Queen consort of Bhutan. Although Bhutanese monarchs may marry as many times as they wish, the King had indicated that he will end this tradition and that Queen Jetsun will be his only consort.

King Jigme became King of Bhutan following the abdication of  his father in 2005.


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