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Friday, 15 April 2016 - 10:06
British Royals Arrive In Bhutan
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Princess Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, sister to the Bhutanese king. A vehicle stood waiting to drive them about 40 minutes to their hotel in the capital of Thimphu.

The British royals watched an archery match and later dined with Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema. They also met the Bhutanese royal couple’s one year old baby.

Today, the Royals plan to hike to a Buddhist monastery perched at an altitude of 3,000 meters, though there will be ponies on standby to help carry them should they tire on the trek.

 “There is a lot of excitement among the Bhutanese about the visit of the British royals," said Kunzang Wangdi, a member Bhutan’s Royal Advisory Council. “Flags, buntings and banners have been put up all over the capital Thimphu to welcome them."

The British royals are on a week-long tour of India and Bhutan. They have already visited Mumbai, New Delhi and the wildlife reserve of Kaziranga National Park in Assam, where they hoped to raise awareness of the plight of endangered rhinos and other animals threatened by poaching and habitat loss.

Scroll down to find how the Royals were welcomed and enjoyed at archery match.



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