Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan revealed her baby bump for the first time while posing with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in the grounds of the royal palace. The queen is expected to give birth to a son next month. This New Year’s Day pic features the royal couple with their hands on Queen Jetsun's belly. Photo: Bhutanese Government.
Queen Elizabeth II is a stickler for order, and so routine is a part of Her Majesty’s day-to-day life. She rises at around 8.30 am and would be greeted by a piper who plays at 9am on the terrace beneath her apartment at Buckingham Palace. When longtime attendant and confidante Margaret MacDonald was still in service, Don Coolican noted that Bobo, as The Queen affectionately called MacDonald, would awaken her, “bringing in a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits handed over by the footman.” The Queen’s corgis are the first creatures to grace The Queen , who would also beg to be given biscuits, Coolican writes.