His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha met hundreds of Brunei students at Hotel Hilton Park in London yesterday.
The students, both government scholars and private, thronged the hotel to meet and greet Their Majesties.
Accompanying Their Majesties were His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik, Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah and other members of the royal family.
Almost all the students were armed with cameras, video recorders or just smartphones to capture their beloved monarch.
It was a busy day at the Hilton Park as students milled in from all corners of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. All of them registered themselves at a desk set up at the hotel.
Food was also provided and the spread included many dishes that would have given the hundreds of students a feeling of home away from home.
As Their Majesties walked into the hall, there was an unmistakable buzz in the air followed by flashlights from the cameras from all corners.
It was an event the students will never forget and cherish for years to come.
- Borneo Bulletin
(2nd May 2011)