Duke and Duchess arrive in Bhutan to meet 'William and Kate of the Himalayas'

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, have arrived in Bhutan for the start of a two day visit to the remote mountain kingdom. The couple touched down at Paro International Airport on Thursday morning, where they were greeted by the King's half-sister, Princess Chimi, and her husband.

William and Kate, wearing a coat dress by Emilia Wickstead which she previously wore in 2012, seemed in high spirits as they arrived in Bhutan for the second half of their royal tour.

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William and Kate touched down in Bhutan on day four of their tour

The couple certainly have plenty to look forward to during their stay. Later in the day they are scheduled to have an official welcome by the country's king and queen in the capital, Thimpu, at the former monastery of Tashichho Dzong, which is now used for ceremonial occasions.

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Dubbed the 'William and Kate of the Himalayas', glamorous King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema will also dine with their guests at a private dinner inside Lingkana Palace.

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The couple were greeted at the airport by the King's half-sister, Princess Chimi

The two couples have much in common; both were married in 2011, and Queen Jetsun Pema, 25, was a commoner until she married, just like Kate. She turned down the chance of a honeymoon in favour of a walking tour to meet the people of Bhutan, making her hugely popular.

The world's youngest queen also became a mother for the first time earlier this year.

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The Bhutanese royals have been dubbed the 'William and Kate of the Himalayas'

During their time in Bhutan, which is nestled between China and India, William and Kate will also visit the Tiger's Nest Monastery and attend a formal reception at the Taj Tashi Hotel.

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Then on Saturday, then will briefly return to India, to Agra, to visit the Taj Mahal, before heading home.

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