Bhutan is the last Himalayan Buddhist kingdom, comprised of some 700,000 subjects. Its imposing 17th-century fortress Punakha Dzong will be the venue on the special day and is currently being spruced up for the event.
King Jigme is adamant that his wedding will be a simple affair in keeping with the devoutly Buddhist traditions of his country.
When announcing his marriage in June to their parliament, he commented on his bride-to-be: ”While she is young, she is warm and kind in heart and character. These qualities, together with the wisdom that will come with age and experience, will make her a great servant to the nation.”
Following the marriage ceremony, public celebrations are expected to take place across the country – the current monarchy, established in 1907, is highly revered.
The king, crowned in 2008 after his father abdicated to allow the transition to democracy, has also endeared himself to his subjects with his good looks, reputation for hard work and informality.