Prez, PM felicitate Bhutan King, Queen

New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday felicitated Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and Queen Jetsun Pema on their marriage.

The President said India is "greatly looking forward to welcoming the King and the Queen of Bhutan to India later this month on a state visit". In his letter, the Prime Minister said the "government and people of India wish you every happiness and greater peace and prosperity as Bhutan enters a new era in its history".

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck married his childhood sweetheart and commoner Jetsun Pema in a traditional Buddhist ceremony in Punakha, Bhutan, on Thursday.