The King of Bhutan’s youngest sister, Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck, has recently tied the knot with the brother of Queen Jetsun Pema, Dasho Thinlay Norbu, last Thursday (October 29th).
The Royal family of Bhutan, or The House of Wangchuck, celebrated the wedding in a closed-door ceremony that was held at Dechencholing Palace in Thimphu.
The good news was shared by the King’s Court on Instagram, @kingjigmekhesar, and it shows the Royal Couple wearing the Bhutanese traditional costumes. The bride is seen wearing the Kira, which is the national dress for Bhutanese women, while the groom donned the Gho, the traditional and national attire for men in Bhutan.
Based on the post, the newly-wed couple received the blessings of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and His Holiness the Je Khenpo. It was reported that the pair were in a relationship before and decided to get married this year, but they had chosen to do the ceremony behind closed doors due to the pandemic.
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27-year-old Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck, who is the youngest step sister of the King, graduated with a major in Sociology from Georgetown University, United States in 2016. Her Royal Highness is also the President of the Bhutan Paralympic Committee, while her new husband is a trained pilot who has been flying for Bhutan’s national airline, Drukair, since 2019.
The Royal wedding has marked another union between the siblings of the couple. According to Daily Mail, the Queen’s older sister Yeatso Lhamo is married to the King’s brother Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
It is said that the Royal Couple are both active “DeSuups”, meaning the “Guardians of Peace” who volunteer for social welfare work in Bhutan.
Source: Daily Mail.