The King of Bhutan and his new bride received ‘grass’ as a wedding gift when they got married this week.

Having travelled to Inner Mongolia I know how important grass can be to a nation – not just for food production but historically and culturally. While there, I witnessed a two hour theatrical spectacular consisting entirely of songs that had grass as their central theme.

But I wonder what grass symbolises for the people of Bhutan, and what they hope their gift will bring to the royal newlyweds? Answers please…

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