Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, a close friend of Bhutan King Jigmey Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, is among the monarchs personal invitees to his wedding with Jetsun Pema in the historic city of Punakha. The bride is the daughter of an airline pilot. Rahul Gandhi had attended the coronation of Wangchuck in November 2008 along with his mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Rahul Gandhi, a special guest of Wangchuck, attended the marriage in his personal capacity as the friend of the King. Rahul Gandhi and the King share a special relationship. The Gandhi family has had a special kinship with the royal family ever since the time of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and it continues even now. The entire Gandhi family had attended the coronation of Wangchuck.