• Royals in Bhutan

    Royals William and Kate have arrived in Bhutan for a two-day visit to meet the country's king and queen after their trip to India.

  • Royals William and Kate

  • Bhutan

    Bhutan is known for measuring quality of life by Gross National Happiness rather than economic growth and for choosing to be isolated to protect its culture.

  • Royals two-day visit to Bhutan

    They will meet the Bhutan royals in a private audience and will be hosted for dinner.

    The visit involves a trip to a temple, an archery venue, and trekking up a mountain to visit a monastery.

  • Bhutan’s king and queen

    New parents, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, celebrated the birth of their first child 10 weeks ago.

  • ->Royal visit to India (Luiza)

  • Bhutan

    Gross National Happiness

    A term coined by Bhutan's former king in 1972, which defines progress as well-being in such as culture and health as well as material well being. However, it has also been criticised.

  • Bhutan

    Protection of culture

    The internet and television have only been allowed since 1999 and foreign tourists since 1970s.

    Authorities are still careful of foreign influences to protect its culture.

  • Trek to visit the Tiger’s Nest monastery

    William’s father, Prince Charles, failed to complete the steep ascent to 10,000 feet high Tiger’s Nest monastery during a visit in 1998, opting instead to paint a watercolour of the scene.

  • Bhutan’s new born child

    Bhutan’s royal couple announced the birth of their first child in February, and they are expected to name him at this weekend.

  • Royals of Bhutan

    King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema share commonalities with Royals William and Kate.

    Both couples were married in 2011 and Queen Jetson Pema, 25, was a commoner until she married, like Kate.

  • Jigme Singye Wangchuck

    Bhutan’s former king who coined the term Gross National Happiness.

  • Bhutan

    Overuse of Gross National Happiness

    Bhutan's prime minister has cast doubt on GNH that this concept can be overused, and can mask the country's problems with debt, unemployment and poverty.

  • King Jigme Khesar Nagyle Wangchuck

  • Queen Jetsun Pema

  • Bhutan

    Bhutan’s PM over Gross National Happiness

    The Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, said in 2013 that GNH should not distract from tackling Bhutan’s pressing problems:

    “If the government of the day were to spend a disproportionate amount of time talking about GNH rather than delivering basic services, then it is a distraction”.

  • Bhutan

    Country’s problems

    Bhutan faces issues such as corruption, low standards of living and youth unemployment.

    Nearly 7% of young people are unemployed and it is one of the world’s poorest nations, in terms of GDP.

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