On February 21st, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck turned 39. All good wishes have been sent his way, as well as thanks for giving a great excuse to post some photos of some beautiful people and some beautiful fabric.
Here we have the king wearing the traditional yellow scarf of the monarch.
In October 2011, the King married his longtime girlfriend Jetsun Pema making her the Dragon Queen. (Click the black arrows on the images so you can see a few in slideshow format.)
In February 2016, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the Dragon Prince of Bhutan.
I mean just LOOK at those colors!
And finally, because it’s cute and gosh darn it, I couldn’t resist…
A nice bit of color and scenery on this Friday morning. I find this particular royal family intriguing as they (or their administration) is very media savvy and yet Bhutanese traditions are highly important with some being sacred. An interesting mix of approaches in a time where their country has higher visibility in the world than ever before.