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The King and Queen of Bhutan final evening paid tribute to the Queen whereas she was lying-in-state at Westminster Hall.
They had been photographed paying their respects at the Palace of Westminster, stopping to bow their heads and maintain their arms in prayer.
The couple joined lots of of monarchs, prime ministers, presidents and different international dignitaries final evening for a reception hosted by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace.
The King and Queen of Bhutan final evening paid tribute to the Queen as she lied-in-state at Westminster Hall
King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema, dubbed the ‘Prince William and Kate Middleton of the Himalayas’, made the journey to London forward of the state funeral immediately
The couple arrived at the Buckingham Palace reception behind Queen Maxima and Princess Beatrice of the Netherlands, and Emperor Naruhito of Japan (proper)
The Bhutanese royal couple pose for the media after their wedding ceremony ceremony on 13 October 2011
King Jigme, the vastly in style fifth Druk Gyalpo, studied in the UK and the US and ascended the throne in 2006, aged simply 26 after his personal father abdicated.
Unlike his son, who plans to have a monogamous marriage, the former King, who launched democracy to Bhutan throughout his reign, has 4 wives, all sisters who he married on the identical day.
But regardless of his personal upbringing, the present monarch has made clear that he solely plans to have one spouse, whom he married on October 13, 2011, when she was nonetheless a global relations scholar at Regent’s College in London.
The match made headlines at the time as a result of the younger King was extra brazenly affectionate along with his spouse than residents had been used to – leaving the couple to be referred to as ‘the William and Kate of the Himalayas’.
The Bhutanese King and Queen married in 2011 – the identical yr that Prince William and Kate had been wed – and have since welcomed two sons.
However, the King’s very public shows of affection – which included kissing his spouse on the cheek and holding her hand – was well-received by younger individuals, with many even selecting to comply with the royals’ instance.
US President Joe Biden (proper) accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden (center) are welcomed by Master of the Household Sir Tony Johnstone-Burt (left) as they arrive at Buckingham Palace for a State Reception in honour of the late Queen
President Emmanuel Macron (proper) and his spouse Brigitte (left) arrive for the glittering state reception which is able to happen in the image gallery and state residences and embody drinks and canapes
The couple have an unusually shut household, with the King’s sister and brother married to the Queen’s brother and sister.
The Queen’s older sister Yeatso Lhamo is married to the King’s brother Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
During one of the largest gatherings of world leaders seen lately the newly topped Monarch and his spouse, Queen Consort Camilla, greeted the likes of US President Joe Biden and spouse Jill in addition to President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse Brigitte, for a glittering however sombre occasion.
Such a reception involving world leaders and British royals has not seen since the loss of life of Queen Elizabeth II’s father George VI in 1952, greater than 70 years in the past.
Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan (left) is pictured popping out of a automotive on the steps of Buckingham Palace wearing a black as the Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan (proper) additionally makes his means up the steps
Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, and her husband Heiko additionally arrive
Queen Letizia of Spain joins her husband King Felipe VI as they arrive individually to former King and Queen Consort of Spain, Juan Carlos and Sofia
More just lately, however not on such a grand scale, the now late Queen attended the G7 in Cornwall the place she met and took half in photos with the G7 leaders.
President of Ireland Michael D Higgins was seen being dropped off from a coach together with the former King and Queen Consort of Spain, Juan Carlos and Sofia and Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, earlier than the British royal couple met lots of of dignitaries, together with New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern and Canadian premier Justin Trudeau.
The Prince and Princess of Wales and different working members of the royal household together with the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester joined Charles and the Queen Consort in mingling with friends together with Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and the Kings and Queens from Holland, Norway and Sweden.
Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, who was Elizabeth II’s fourth cousin, and Queen Silvia head into the palace
Many dignitaries had already been viewing the Queen’s coffin in the historic coronary heart of Parliament after being given a VIP timeslot as atypical mourners who’ve queued via the evening pay their respects with leaders of the free world.
The Prime Minister Liz Truss and Government ministers together with Jacob Rees-Mogg and James Cleverly had been additionally noticed heading in the direction of tonight’s glittering state reception which occurred in the image gallery and state residences and featured drinks and canapes.
Many have additionally in contrast the state funeral of the Queen, which is able to see 1,000s world leaders attend, to Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in 2013 in South Africa which had to happen in a stadium due to the enormous quantity of world mourners.