Saturday, April 04, 2009

April 4 1965: Coronation of the last (King) Chogyal of Sikkim

Today is the 44th anniversary of the coronation of Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal, the last Chogyal of Sikkim. His marriage with Hope Cooke, an American gave Sikkim a world wide attention and it was for the first time on his coronation the gates for the western world was opened to Sikkim.

Donning the Royal Crown

Chogyal addressing his speech from the throne

Source : Sikkim Coronation