Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was crowned as constitutional monarch two years after his father abdicated the throne and abolished absolute monarchy in the country. Parliamentary elections were held last March.
Khesar is Oxford-educated and known for his dashing good looks. He is there world's youngest monarch and has been described as one of Asia's "most eligible bachelors."
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The fifth king of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) touches a man on his head at the coronation ceremony in Thimphu, Bhutan, Nov. 6, 2008. ...
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