An Oxford University graduate became the world’s youngest monarch on Thursday.

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who – rather conveniently – studied politics and international relations while at Oxford, is newly-crowned king of the remote country of Bhutan at the age of only 28.

The lavish ceremony took place in royal palace in the capital, Thimphu. Thousands of international dignitaries flocked to the occasion, including India’s President, Pratibha Patil, governing Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi and various Bollywood stars.