Royal banquet at Istana Nurul Iman
By Azaraimy HH

Royalties, foreign dignitaries and heads of states from around the world gathered for a regal feast last night during a royal banquet at the Istana Nurul Iman hosted by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam for His Majesty's 62nd Birthday celebration.

Earlier in the day, a Royal Guard of Honour parade marked the start of the celebration, followed by an Investiture Ceremony at the Istana Nurul Iman.

At the dinner, His Majesty was accompanied by Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Isteri Azrinaz Mazhar.

Also present at the dinner were HRH Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince, Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pg Anak Isteri Pg Anak Sarah, HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, HRH Pg Anak Isteri Pg Anak Hjh Zariah, HRH Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah, Pg Bini Hjh Faizah binti Dato Hj Nasir and other members of the royal family.

The banquet was a traditional ceremony held in conjunction with His Majesty's 62nd Birthday celebration. - Borneo Bulletin (16th July 2008)