Duke and Dutchess to visit Bhutan in Spring


Following the news released by Kensignton Palace in their official twitter page, it was confirmed that Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would make their first official visit to the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan in spring 2016. April is the expected month of arrival following their visit to Indian as previously announced by the Palace.

Previously Prince Charles and Duke of York visited Bhutan in 1998 and 2010. During the upcoming historic Royal visit, the Duke and Duchess will meet up with the young king and Queen of Bhutan who were both educated in Oxford, England.

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The king and queen in front of Ugyen Pelri Palace

And having married in 2011, the King and Queen are expecting their first child at the on set of spring season in Bhutan. The king publicly announced about the child’s birth to the general public on 17th December 2015 coinciding with the108th National Day celebration at Changlimithang National Stadium. The news brought immense joy and celebration in the minds of every Bhutan people. In addition, the recent photograph released by the Royal Media office of King and Queen having seated on the foreground of Ugyen Pelril Palace, caressing the stomach of Queen has brought sensational feelings in the hearts of every Bhutanese people. The photograph has gone viral in social media like facebook and many Bhutanese has it as their Facebook timeline picture.

This historic visit to Bhutan by Prince William and Katie will certainly gift Bhutan an immense international exposure and for tourism industry it will be huge news. Every Bhutanese are looking for this upcoming Royal visit.


Prince Charles with the fourth King of Bhutan in 1998

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Prince Charles hiking to Tiger Nest temple in Paro, 1998

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Prince Charles leaving Ugyen Pelri Palace, Paro


Duke of York with the fifth King in 2010

Adapted from BBC News.