Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur

Updated: October 28, 2011 13:17 IST

The Bhutan newlyweds are in Rajasthan to celebrate their honeymoon.

King Jigme Khesar Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema arrived in Jaipur by a special luxury train yesterday (Thursday, October 27th).

While it may be a royal honeymoon for the newlyweds, the strategic significance of the Royal Bhutan holiday in India cannot be underestimated, especially since Bhutan plays a pivotal role in India's foreign policy and is an important buffer state to China, with whom India has many border disputes.

Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
The Bhutan newlyweds are in Rajasthan to celebrate their honeymoon.

King Jigme Khesar Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema arrived in Jaipur by a special luxury train on Thursday (October 27th).
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
While it may be a royal honeymoon for the newlyweds, the strategic significance of the Royal Bhutan holiday in India cannot be underestimated, especially since Bhutan plays a pivotal role in India's foreign policy and is an important buffer state to China, with whom India has many border disputes.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
The couple is staying at the Rambagh Palace Hotel.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
The Royal newlyweds today stepped out hand in hand for some sightseeing.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
The couple looked relaxed and their first stop was the City Palace, Jaipur.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
They were greeted by the royal couple Princess Diya Kumari and her husband Narendra Singh, alongwith their 13-year-old son Padmanabh. According to tradition, Padmanabh will become the next Maharaja of Jaipur post the demise of his grandfather, Brig Bhawani Singh, in March this year.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
The Bhutan Royals saw the beautiful sight at the City Palace and seemed especially interested in the gigantic silver jars at the City Palace.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
The jars, which weigh around 345 kgs were made from 14,000 silver coins and were used to carry sacred Ganges waters to Britain in 1902 for the ceremony of Edward VII.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
The Royal Couple also visited the residential parts of the City Palace, which are normally barred to the public.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
They also took out time for a quick cup of cofee with the Jaipur Royals in their drawing room, the Sukh Niwas.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
The King and Queen of Bhutan also visited the Armoury section.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
Queen Jetsun Pema's interest in antique daggers and weapons took even King Wangchuck by surprise.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
“My wife is more interested than me in the weapons," the King is said to have promptly remarked.

Princess Diya, who personally showed them around the City Palace, said she found the King and Queen, very down to earth and friendly.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
“My wife is more interested than me in the weapons," the King is said to have promptly remarked.

Princess Diya, who personally showed them around the City Palace, said she found the King and Queen, very down to earth and friendly.
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
Princess Diya also said that the King knew a lot about the history of Jaipur as he reads up on every place that he visits and the couple "looked very much in love".
Bhutan Royal Couple on honeymoon in Jaipur
“It's the most wonderful palace that I've visited. But beyond that it is wonderful to be in India, surrounded by friends that we adore and hold in high esteem in a country that we love very much,” the King said.

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