Thursday, 29 June 2006

"Crown Prince Jigme Girlfiend"

Jigme and mystery woman
Earlier this month, Thailand celebrated King Bhumibol's sixtieth anniversary. Royalty from other nations came to join the festivities, and the whole event received extensive, reverent coverage throughout the Thai media. By far the most popular royal guest was Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, heir to the throne of Bhutan. Jigme has set hearts aflutter, and has become quite a pin-up. However, there is one photo of him that can't be distributed.

The most popular Thai web forum (pantip.com) and newspaper (Thai Rath) both printed the picture, showing Jigme and an un-named woman. Thai Rath captioned it "Crown Prince Jigme Girlfiend [sic.] From Bhutan paparazzi”. Yesterday, the police Department of Special Investigation imposed a ban on any further circulation of the image, though how they intend to enforce this remains unclear. It has been quietly removed from pantip.com's archives.

17 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

@Claire - Yeah right in your dreams!

Matthew Hunt said...

Claire, are you the same Claire who commented two years ago?

Of course, Jigme was crowned King of Bhutan today.

Anonymous said...

Breaking news!!
His galfriend is from Singapore!!

Rgds
Merz

Anonymous said...

she's not from singapore and i think she actually looks way hotter in person...that picture doesn't do her justice

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious. They are just high school friends. Not dating. I recognize both.

Anonymous said...

Well, strange that all of you seems to know him... when everything around him seems so mysterious.

Anonymous said...

Claire, honestly! Get real!!
And, its true that they are just high school friends. All of this talk about her being his girlfriend is hilarious and insane.

Anonymous said...

Why all so interested in him???
Cam

nayumi said...

Claire: You sounds sooo...jealous =D to my ear...

As for Jigme: Whoever she is, I hope that he'll meet the right girl...

Anonymous said...

They must have been his high school friends, could be in a picnic or something.

Anonymous said...

The photo with a commoner posed like this breaks royal protocol by making him look ordinary and undermines the majesty of the mighty Dragon King of Bhutan.

It is banned not because the young king may have a girlfriend - and why should he not - but because this is obviously a private photograph.

Anonymous said...

She is sooo Pretty! they would make a great couple!

Anonymous said...

I went to high school with and know both of them. They're just high school friends.

wintergurl said...

Not bad :)

Anonymous said...

so i guess this is jesun pema not bad looking pretty but she has become prettier after becoming queen nice nice lucky her

Anonymous said...

Just came back from a wonderful visit to Bhutan. Apparently, the King had a loving relationship for at least 5 years with a Bhutanese lady. Unfortunately, they were astrologically incompatible. The
King broke off with the young lady and married the present queen.
Heard the ex-girlfriend and queen are first cousins.

Anonymous said...

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