Hope Cooke

Hope Cooke (born June 24, 1940) is an American socialite who was the "Gyalmo" (Tibetan: རྒྱལ་མོ་, Wylie: rgyal mo) (Queen Consort) of the 12th Chogyal (King) of Sikkim (Palden Thondup Namgyal).

Palden Thondup Namgyal was to be the last king of Sikkim as a protectorate state under India. By 1973, the country and their marriage was crumbling; soon Sikkim was annexed by India. Cooke returned to New York City with her two children. They divorced in 1980, and Namgyal died of cancer in 1982. Hope wrote a memoir, Time Change (1981), and began a career as an urban historian, guiding walking tours for the Museum of the City of New York. She now gives the walks independently, lectures on New York history, and teaches history at Birch Wathen Lenox School in Manhattan.

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