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Bhutan's royal couple in Rajasthan

While the Capital is playing host to a stream of top international stars, its neighbours have their own. The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur is currently playing host to Bhutan’s newly wed King and Queen, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema, who are in Rajasthan till Sunday.

world Updated: Oct 29, 2011 17:07 IST

While the Capital is playing host to a stream of top international stars, its neighbours have their own. The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur is currently playing host to Bhutan’s newly wed King and Queen, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema, who are in Rajasthan till Sunday.



The royal couple was greeted by a grand procession lined up with traditionally decorated elephants, camels and horse lancers with a 60-year-old carriage from the Gwalior lancers. The couple was welcomed with guard of honour, buglers and the Royal family of Jaipur Maharaj Jai Singh and Rani Vidya Devi.



The formal greetings were followed by performances by Ghoomar and Sufi dancers. They are staying at the ‘Sukh Niwas’ suite at the Taj heritage site, which has gold leaf frescoes and large windows opening to royal gardens.