Sunday, August 21, 2011
His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is not only in the heart of Bhutanese but also in the heart of Thai people.
All Thai citizens cannot travel to Bhutan to offer their good wishes and witness the grand wedding ceremony of our His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and Royal bride Azhi Jetsun Pema in October, but they have a very heartfelt message to Their Majesties and people of Bhutan.
The news of Royal Wedding shock the Thai people and clears the way for another wedding in a year of Royal Couples that has already seen Britain’s Prince William marry Kate Middleton in London in an event that captured the world’s attention. The news of Royal Wedding to be held in later this year repeatedly appeared in many of Thai television, news papers, magazine and that were distributed throughout the country.
His Majesty the King’s visit in mid-2006 to the Kingdom of Thailand to attend the celebration of 60th anniversary of His Majesty the King Bumibol’s accession to the throne left an ever lasting impression on Thai people. Many Thai people took day off from their work to welcome His Majesty the king during his return to Thailand to receive an honorary doctorate from Rangsit University in philosophy, politics and economics, and attend the Royal Ratchpruek expo in Chiang Mai. Bangkok Post (Thai National News) reported a woman fainting at the site in charismatic royal out of sheer happiness to see her prince charming in person.
His Majesty the King is remembered and often recalled by many Thai as prince charming during his visit to Thailand as a crown prince. To Thai people, he was known to have graceful manner, so humble, and always gave a perfect “Wai” (greeting prostration) to everyone he met from his heart to everywhere he toured within Thailand. Today he is known as from Prince Charming to King of hearts in the Thai society and while back at home, he is known as People’s King.
On the joyous occasion of Royal wedding, I on behalf of all my Thai colleagues and Thai people would like to pay a humble wishes to Your Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen, Azhi Jetsun Pema ” May you’re joining together brings you more joy than we could imagine and may all Bhutanese people celebrate every day together the way Bhutanese people celebrate today”