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TheGift_GyaltsuenJetsunPemaWangchuck_QueenOfBhutan

TheGift_GyaltsuenJetsunPemaWangchuck_QueenOfBhutan

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The Royal Wedding of King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, on Their return from Punakha, stop and meet the people of Bhutan.
The Royal Wedding of King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, on Their return from Punakha, stop and meet the people of Bhutan.

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TheGift.
Chuki,getready,I
mcomingtopickyouup,
Icalledmywifefromoffice.20minuteslaterIreachedBabesa,shewasstilldecidingwhichsareetowear.
Awww,womenof40arestillgirlswhenitcomestodressingup,
Ithought.
Pleasewearthatgreenone
.Sheagreedandstartedtogetready.
Youtoowearyourcoatand

Anotherhalfanhourandwewereready.It'snoteverydayyougettomeetorseetheroyalty.AndwhenwefoundourselvesjustfeetawayfromtheKingofBhutanandHisnewQueen,Ihavetoadmitthatdespitemyvariousinternalmentalconversationsandpreparations,Icouldnotfollowthem.OverourshorttenureinBhutan,IhadlearnttopresenttheGiftinawhitesilkscarf,howtoholditoutasanoffering,amarkofrespecttotheking
butonlyifHeapproachedandNOTtolookdirectlyinHiseyes.WehadstoppedatSemtokhaontherouteoftheRoyalCouple.About50peoplehadlinedupandwejoinedthemattheendoftheline.
I
mhungry
Chukisaidafteranhour,
Ihavenothadmylunch
.IangrilyrememberedthehandypackofbiscuitsIkeepinmy
basanti
(mycar)parked5minutesaway.Mywife
shungerwasalsoimportantassheisadiabetespatient.Bythetimeshefinishedtheminthecar,thelineofpeoplehadbeenusheredway-upbythesecurity.Wedecidedtomovefurtherdownintotheexpressway.BasantihadfoundaluckyparkingspaceoppositeHotelMigmar.TwotothreehundredpeoplehadlinedupandtherewasaspecialofferingpreparedfortheRoyalCouple.Wetooslippedinandstoodpatiently.Thelinewasincreasingeveryminuteandasmorepeoplewerebeingaccommodated,wefoundourselvesoppositeSheareeSquare.Myeyeswerefetchingthemagicfairytalecouple.Therewasastirfarupalongtheexpressway.They
vearrived!!!.Myheartthumped.Ihadstoppednoticingmywifeorthepeoplearoundme.NothingmatteredtomemorethanseeingtheminPerson!.IwatchedwithexcitementTheRoyalCouplewalkingdown,meetingpeople,talkingwiththem,acceptinggreetings.InasplitofsecondTheyweresurroundedeitherbyaccompanimentsorthecrowd.AndthensuddenlyHisMajestyturnedandwalkedrightinfrontofus.
TashiDelekYourMajesty,
Imanagedtofumblesoftlywhileloweringmyhead,
ThisisforYou,YourMajesties
.Heopenedthescarftofindabookentitled,
RoyalWeddings
.Mysmilesknewnobounds,myeyesshininginexcitementandhandstremblingasIheldthebookHewasgoingthroughpagebypage!
Ihaveneverseenthisbefore
Hesaid.
ThisisforYou

Isaidagain,franticallyhopingHewouldacceptit.IwasprettynervousinHispresencebythen.
Thisisbeautiful
Hecomplimented.Heflippedthroughthewholebookandnoticedanothercopybelowitwiththesametitlebutwithasoftcover.

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