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Kingdom of Royals – Prince William and Kate visits to Bhutan

 

An exciting week in Bhutan with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting the tiny and gorgeous Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan for the first time in history. Prince William and Kate were on a royal tour of India and Bhutan where they spent two adventure-packed days in Bhutan from 14 to 16th April 2016 with an energy-sapping climb to the breathtaking Tiger’s Nest Monastery. See the photo journey of the royal visit here.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrives in Paro, Bhutan

Prince William and Kate arrives in Paro International Airport, the “60” on the Druk Air airplane door celebrates the 60th birthday of the 5th King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

 

Prince William and Kate in the main shrine of Tashidzong in Thimphu

The royal couple in the main shrine of the Tashichho Dzong fortress in the capital Thimphu for a private audience with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema.

 

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan.

 

Prince William and Kate plays a game of khuru

Prince William and Kate trying their hand at the traditional Bhutanese game of archery and khuru.

 

Duchess of Cambridge plays a game of traditional Bhutanese archery

Kate takes aim…

 

Prince William plays traditional game of archery in Bhutan

Prince William does too, with Kate looking rather concerned…

 

Duchess of Cambridge Kate plays archery

Having good ole fashioned fun is priceless, Kate’s stunning smile says it all!

 

Prince William and Kate intimate moment on the hike to Tiger's Nest

For their second day in the magical kingdom of Bhutan, the royals took a 5-hour hike to one most breathtaking temples in the world and also the most spiritual place in the whole of Bhutan.  Tiger’s Nest Monastery – Taktsang. Prince William and Kate shares an intimate moment on the hike to Tiger’s Nest.

 

Prince William and Catherine next to Prayer wheel at Tiger's Nest

Prince William and Catherine next to big prayer wheel with Tiger’s Nest in the backdrop. Kate is in chic Penelope Chilvers boots which she paired with a nubuck waistcoat from the Really Wild Company.

 

Prince William and Kate Hiking arrives at Tiger's Nest

Prince William and Kate Hiking on the last turn before descending and climbing the steep stairs to Tiger’s Nest.

 

Prince William and Kate at Tiger's Nest Monastery

A beautiful shot of the royal couple at Tiger’s Nest, a timeless photo for the royal family album.

 

Duchess of Cambridge in Beulah red poppy dress

The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in Beulah dress featuring Bhutan’s national flower – the poppy – in a special tribute to the country.

 

Duchess of Cambridge in Tory Burch dress at Taj Tashi in Thimphu

Kate in a stunning Tory Burch dress for dinner with the King and Queen of Bhutan at the Taj Tashi in Thimphu.

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