The fairest of the realm

Queen of Bhutan

The Queen was beautiful, but vain and haughty. She had a magic mirror she kept in her room, and every night she stood before it and said: Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? And the mirror had to answer: You, my queen, are a lovely sight, but the fairest of all is young Snow White.

There are currently 45 monarchs in the world reigning as sovereign heads of state. The most famous and recognized among Queens and Kings is Elizabeth II — the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms. Royal Highnesses are not necessary beautiful and charming as in the fairy tales. However, being the Monarch gives sometimes the choice — to an otherwise average person — to choose the significant one among the most beautiful bachelors of the realm.

Princess of The Netherlands

King Mswati III of  Swaziland organizes every year a ceremonial event to choose his next wife, among thousands of dancing girls coming from every part of the country, eventually looking for a better future. On the contrary, Viktoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, made the choice to marry her personal trainer.

“As King, it is time for me to marry. After much though I have decided that the wedding shall be later this year,” said His Majesty the King of Bhutan, announcing to the Parliament that he has found such a person in the name of Jetsun Pema. “She is young, she is warm and kind in heart and character. These qualities together with the wisdom that will come with age and experience will make her a great servant to the nation.”

Jetsun Pema, the Queen of Bhutan, was born in Thimphu on June 4, 1990. She received her education from Regents College in London, the UK; the Lawrence School, Sanawar, in Himachal Pradesh and St. Joseph’s Convent in Kalimpong, India; and Changangkha Lower Secondary School and Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Her official title is Queen of the Dragon.
And she is the fairest of them all.

Kate and Pippa

The firs became Princess, the second one is still on the market:


Queen of them all

4 responses to “The fairest of the realm

  1. A fascinating post. I think that Queen Rania is the most elegant. But yes, the Queen of Bhutan is the fairest. Is it true that she met her future king when she was just seven?

    • Stefy, I have read the story of first meeting between King and Queen of Bhutan on several sources. But of course it is not possible to verify them. However it may well be true.

      I agree with you that Queen Rania is the most elegant and glamorous. I love her style.

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