- Title: British royals arrive in Bhutan
- Date: 14th April 2016
- Summary: PARO, BHUTAN (APRIL 14, 2016) (REUTERS) PLANE CARRYING THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE ARRIVING AT THE TARMAC RED CARPET BEING ROLLED OUT FOR THE ROYAL COUPLE A BOY AND A GIRL WAITING TO WELCOME THE DUKE AND DUCHESS WITH FLOWERS AT THE ALIGHTING POINT WILLIAM AND KATE COMING OUT OF THE PLANE, DESCENDING THE STEPS CHILDREN PRESENTING FLOWERS TO THE ROYAL COUPLE BHUTANESE PRINCESS CHIMI YANGZOM WANGCHUK AND HER HUSBAND WELCOMING THE BRITISH ROYAL COUPLE BY PRESENTING THEM WITH SACRED SCARVES MEMBERS OF THE WELCOMING TEAM BOWING TO GREET THE ROYAL COUPLE MICHAEL RUTLAND, TUTOR OF THE FOURTH KING OF BHUTAN, ONE OF THE KEY FIGURES BEHIND THE CURRENT ROYAL TRIP, GREETING WILLIAM MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH AND BHUTANESE ROYAL FAMILIES POSE TOGETHER FOR PHOTOGRAPHS WILLIAM AND KATE TALKING TO PRINCESS WANGCHUK ROYALS IN CONVERSATION ROYALS WALKING ROYALS WALKING PAST A HOARDING OF THE FIFTH AND CURRENT BHUTANESE KING JIGME KHESAR NAMGYEL WANGCHUK AND QUEEN JETSUN PEMA WANGCHUK
- Embargoed: 28th April 2016 08:46
- Keywords: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton Prince William royals Britain
- Location: PARO, BHUTAN
- City: PARO, BHUTAN
- Country: Bhutan
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Royals
- Reuters ID: LVA0014DCAR7R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived on Thursday (April 14) in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, where they will meet its glamorous young royal couple for the first time.
Prince William and wife Kate touched down at Bhutan's only international airport, nestled deep in a river valley, to be welcomed by members of the royal family and receive flowers from a boy and girl wearing traditional dress.
Bhutan's fifth king, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, will meet the British royals in a private audience and later host them for dinner. They were also due to watch a display of archery, the national sport.
The 25-year-old queen, born a commoner, as Kate was, is viewed as a style icon across much of Asia. Both couples have started families, with Jetsun Pema giving birth to her first son, the crown prince, this February.
During their two-day stay the British royals, who have been touring India, will trek to the Tiger's Nest, an ancient Buddhist monastery perched 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) up a mountain.
William's father, Prince Charles, failed to complete the steep ascent to the Tiger's Nest during a visit in 1998, opting instead to paint a watercolor of the scene.
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