There was clapping and cheering as Bhutan's charismatic 'Dragon King' gave his new queen a kiss on the cheek while presenting her to 30,000 spectators at Changlimithang stadium in Thimpu.
But there was more to come for the delighted well-wishers who had turned out to congratulate "the William and Kate of the Himalayas".
Earlier in the week they wed in a five-hour Buddhist ceremony for which the groom wore an antique silk gho robe that his grandfather King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck had worn on his own big day.
His long-term love Jetsun, meanwhile, slipped into gold-embroidered, hand-crafted shoes for each of her three costume changes.
The culmination of the celebration was the moment King Jigme placed a silk brokade crown on his true love's head and proclaimed her the new queen of Bhutan.
The brocade-embroidered crown depicts two Ja Tsherings or Phoenix birds which symbolise the blissful relationship between the king and the queen.
And the cornerstone of their harmony is their mutual devotion to their people.
The newlyweds have no plans for a honeymoon for this very reason – as they explained to a foreign journalist who had the pleasure to meet them on their 11-hour walkabout.
"No," anwered the King as to the question of whether he and the queen would be taking a post-wedding break.
"We start working right after the day we were married," he said. "And if we travel we'll travel around the country. We like to meet more people."