14 April 2016

Royal Tour of India and Bhutan: Ceremonial Welcome to Thimphu

William and Kate are welcomed by the King and Queen of Bhutan (Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

From the airport, William and Kate traveled to Thimphu, Bhutan's capital. There they were greeted by King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema.




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Kate wore another new pair of earrings. Anna has posited that these are Kiki McDonough's lavender amethyst pear and oval drop earrings, and I tend to agree. The pale purple amethysts are surrounded by diamonds and set in white gold.


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While in Thimphu, William and Kate tried their hand at two very popular Bhutanese sports: archery...


Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

...and darts. Here you also get a good look at the skirt that Kate had made from Bhutanese fabric especially for the tour.