Bhutan’s “Dragon King” married his longtime girlfriend in an ancient monastic fortress in the country’s old capital yesterday.


Newly crowned Queen of Bhutan Jetsun Pema and King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck acknowledge the crowd after their marriage ceremony. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Below, watch video and see photos from the colorful ceremony, which mixed Buddhism with medieval tradition:


Bhutanese Buddhist monks perform during a rehearsal for a dance to be performed during the wedding festivities. (Kevin Frayer/AP)

The king and queen stand during Buddhist blessings before their marriage ceremony. (Kevin Frayer/AP)

The king and queen walk after their marriage ceremony. (Paula Bronstein/GETTY IMAGES)

The king greets the media and guests as the queen looks on after they were married. (Kevin Frayer/AP)

The king and queen meet locals after they were married. (Kevin Frayer/AP)

The king holds a child as he greets locals with the queen during a celebration after they were married. (Kevin Frayer/AP)