Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit Bhutan
Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to visit Bhutan.
The royals will meet the king and queen of the mountain village, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, who have been dubbed the “William and Kate of the Himalayas”.
The two couples have a lot in common, with Queen Jetsun Pema and Catherine both having studied the history of art; Catherine at St. Andrews University and Jetsun at Regent’s University in London.
The Queen of Bhutan is also set to welcome a baby in the Spring and so will have given birth by the time the British royals visit the remote kingdom, giving the pair a lot to talk about with Catherine having welcomed her and the Prince’s second child, Princess Charlotte, eight months ago.
Both women also have an interest in sport. Catherine is a keen hockey player and Queen Jetsun Pema captained her school’s basketball team.
The Bhutan royal couple also promote the importance in conservation, similar to that of Prince William, who has been a royal patron of the Tusk charity since 2005.
The news of their visit was confirmed on Kensington Palace’s official Twitter account.
It read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make an official visit to Bhutan this spring.
“Bhutan has previously been visited by The Prince of Wales in 1998 and The Duke of York in 2010.”