Their Majesties leave for United Kingdom

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha left last night for a visit to the United Kingdom.

During the visit, His Majesty and Her Majesty will attend the Royal Wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales with Miss Kate Middleton and also a get-together ceremony with Brunei students and citizens residing in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

Accompanying His Majesty and Her Majesty were His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Wakeel; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Muta-Wakkilah Hayatul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah; and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah.

Before departing, a doa selamat was read at Istana Nurul Iman by Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Dr Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, State Mufti.

Present to bid farewell to His Majesty and Her Majesty at the airport were His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah and HRH Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah; HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and HRH Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah; HRH Princess Hajah Masna; HRH Princess Hajah Nor'ain; HRH Princess Hajah Amal Jefriah as well as other members of the royal family.

Also present were members of the Privy Council; Pengiran Cheterias; Cabinet Ministers; Deputy Ministers; Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Acting Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police with their respective spouses. - Borneo Bulletin (25th April 2011)