HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha consented to attend a special presentation hosted by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands at The Empire Theatre, The Empire Hotel & Country Club last night.
Upon the arrival of Their Majesties and Their Royal Highnesses, they were greeted by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
Following Their Majesties and Their Royal Highnesses’ entrance to the Empire Theatre, both national anthems of Brunei and the Netherlands were then played by the Royal Brunei Police Force Band.
Accompanying Their Majesties were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah; His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam, as well as other members of the royal family.
Also present were His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange; and Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands.
The special presentation was by Calefax Reed Quintet, a prominent group, founded in Amsterdam.
- Borneo Bulletin
(23 January 2013)