This is the world's youngest queen and the internet is obsessed
When you think of King and Queens, if you're anything like me, you will likely have an image of an elderly couple rather than a youthful one. Even with Kate Middleton and Prince William being seen together across the globe, or the recent engagement announcement from Prince Harry and Megan Markle, the image of the 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth II than her younger heirs to the throne.
Elizabeth has been on the throne for 65 years, which made her the longest-reigning British monarch in September 2015, in which she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother Victoria. But even when this queen had her coronation, she was in her late twenties, and by time Kate and William are the ultimate power couple they will both be in their late thirties.
On the other side of the world, there is one queen who made it to the throne at a much younger age. The current Queen of Bhutan, known as Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, became the queen at the young age of 21.
When you think about what you've achieved in your life so far, it's hard not to be a little jealous of someone who made it to royalty at the same time as many are having their first legal beer. Now the world's youngest queen, Jetsun is also becoming increasingly popular on Instagram, where after just 202 posts she already has over 58,000 followers.
The 27-year-old came into power in 2011, when she was just 21. She married the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who has the (incredibly cool) moniker of "Dragon King". He is also the only person she is following on Instagram, despite sharing over 100,000 followers between them.
Jetsun is an art lover, which she gained an appreciation for after studying the subject in India, alongside English, History, Economics and Geography. She eventually moved to London, where she went on to study Psychology and Art History at Regent's University. Now, she is known as a conservationist, environmentalist and advocate for the disabled, and popular for her support of rural economic projects.
According to the Washington Post, Queen Jetsun’s paternal great-grandfather was lord of the eastern province of Tashigang, while her maternal grandfather was the half-brother of the wife of Bhutan’s second king. But the Dragon King himself had far more sentimental words to share about his wife.
"I have been waiting for quite some time to get married," he told reporters, "But it doesn’t matter when you get married as long as it is to the right person. I am certain I am married to the right person".
The couple had their first child, Jigme Namygyel Wangchuck, in February 2016. On the day he was born, the country planted 108,000 tree saplings."We are now nurturing the plants as if we are nurturing the little prince,” one volunteer who assisted in planting the trees told the BBC.