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A photo of Hope Cooke outside a temple.

A photo of Hope Cooke outside a temple.
A photo of Hope Cooke outside a temple.
A photo of Hope Cooke outside a temple.
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A photo of Hope Cooke outside a temple. Hope Cooke is an American woman who was the "Gyalmo" of the 12th Chogyal of Sikkim, Palden Thondup Namgyal. Their wedding took place in March 1963. She was styled Her Highness Hope La, the Gyalmo of Sikkim. Palden Thondup Namgyal was to be the last king of Sikkim as a protectorate state under India. By 1973, both the country and their marriage were crumbling; soon Sikkim was annexed by India. Five months after the takeover of Sikkim had begun, Cooke returned to the United States with her two birth children and stepdaughter to put them in schools in New York City. hope cooke, american, sikkim, gyalmo, woman, palden thondup namgyal

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SizeText 12" x 7.9"


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