Bhutan Lady Who Saw All King’s Coronation


Sonam Pelzom is older than the century-old Bhutanese dynasty and has had the privilege of witnessing all the country’s five kings crowned. 107 year old Sonam Pelzom came to the coronation ceremony of Bhutan’s 5th monarch Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk from Gelephu district, where she stays with her daughter. She is one among to receive King’s centenary citizen’s award. ” Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck patted my head when I went to visit my brother Chimila “, who served the monarch. She tried to give gift to the newly crowned King but she couldn’t Because of her Age. ” I would have loved to whisper my prayers and good wishes of longevity to the king “, she added.


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