Happy birthday, K4

K4, of course, is the cheeky shorthand for the fourth king of Bhutan: Jigme Singye Wangchuck. November 11th is his 55th birthday; he became king when he was 17, and he abdicated a few years ago so that his son (K5) might rule over the country’s transition to democracy. The third picture shows him transferring power officially in the 2008 coronation ceremony.

Here’s a bio for you if you want to know a bit more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Singye_Wangchuck


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