Royal wedding frenzy grips Bhutan

Mass public celebrations for king's wedding are proving to be a boon for Himalayan nation's economy.

    Despite its modesty and simplicity, the first royal wedding under Bhutan's democratic constitutional monarchy is fast becoming a national affair for the people.

    With everyone gearing up for this weekend's public festivities, the wedding of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and 21-year-old Jetsun Pema is becoming a boon to the Himalayan nation's economy.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Thimphu.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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