27-Year-Old Jetsun Pema Is Believed To Be The World's Youngest Queen
When you think about the queen of a particular country or region, you probably imagine a grey-haired, tough-looking, domineering woman. A woman like Queen Jetsun Pema most likely never crossed your mind. But the fact is, this 27-year-old beauty rules her kingdom and she's doing a pretty fine job at it.
Queen Jetsun became the queen of the Bhutan Kingdom in October 2011. She was only 21 at the time which was when she married 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, also referred to as the 'Dragon King.'
Before she became royalty, Queen Jetsun studied at the Regent's College in London where art history was one of her interests and the subject she and King Jigme bonded over. He, however, attended Oxford University.
Their big wedding, which took place at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, saw more than 50,000 Bhutanese citizens in attendance.
The couple reportedly has what is called a 'love marriage' as Jetsun was regarded as a 'commoner' while Jigme was royalty. There are reports that she met him at a picnic when she was 7 and he was 17. "She reportedly came up to him and gave him a hug," The Washington Post stated.
But she was not really from a humble background as most people believed. Her family has some ties to royalty. Her father is a pilot but her great-grandfather was the lord of the eastern province of Tashigang. Her maternal grandfather was also related to the wife of Buthan's second king.
Jetsun and her husband have a one-year-old son, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. In fact, they have both been referred to as the 'Will and Kate of The Himalayas.'
The King is obviously smitten with his lady. He once said to reporters:
I have been waiting for quite some time to get married. But it doesn't matter when you get married as long as it is to the right person. I am certain I am married to the right person.
He also described her as a wonderful human being and talked about their shared love for art.
The couple seems to be enamoured by each other and also with their baby. This really is a beautiful family.
Source: Business Insider