Royal Newlyweds Wrap Up Wedding with One Last Appearance

The post-wedding Majlis Istiadat Pengantin Diraja Muleh Tiga Hari, took place at Istana Nurul Iman Sunday night. The ceremony was conducted before His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Mulia Datin Hajah Faezah.

Four awang-awang entered to light as many ceremonial candles. They were followed by two more awang-awang bearing Kasur and Namat. Kasur is a square ceremonial cushion made of cloth with yellow covering. Namat is a matt covered with yellow silk and embroidered on all four edges. The Namat is spread over the Kasur and both are decorations combined as one.

After the ceremonial preliminaries, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya DiGadong Seri Lela Dato Seri Paduka Doctor Awang Haji Hussien informed Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz that the ceremony to invite the Royal Couple into the proceedings was ready.

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz in turn convey the matter to His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, who subsequently instructed that the couple be duly invited to the Indera Buana Throne Room.

A delegation of wives of cabinet ministers and other dignitaries departed the throne room to invite the bride, Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah bearing royal regalias and decoration.

Similarly, a delegation of male dignitaries led by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Shahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris proceeded to invite His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince, to the Indera Buana Throne Room.

Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah entered the Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana flanked by Yang DiMuliakan Seri Laila Pengiring Diraja Datin Seri Utama Dayang Hajah Rosnah as well as wives of state dignitaries. The entourage was accompanied by the maids-in-waiting bearing royal regalias and decorations.

Soon after His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince was ushered into the Indera Buana Throne Room, alongside Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris as well as several Pengiran Cheterias. The Royal Groom's ceremonial entourage also included bearers of the Crown Prince's personal decorations as well as other royal regalias.

The royal newly-weds then sat on the throne used for the Bersanding ceremony for the second time in three days. Present were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Abdul Azim, His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Malek, His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Mateen, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Saadatul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Mutawakillah Hayatul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Norain, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Noor Ehsani and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Babu Raja Pengiran Anak Hajah Besar.

Also present were parents of Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri, Yang Mulia Pengiran Salleh Ab Rahaman and Dayang Rinawaty binti Abdullah.

The doa selamat was duly read by the State Mufti, Yang Dimuliakan Lagi Dihormati Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Awang Haji Abdul Aziz to bless the ceremony.

The Royal Couple, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah left the Indera Buana throne room as well as a complement of bearers of royal regalias.

Once again Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya DiGadong Seri Lela approached Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah that the ceremony had been completed.

Upon being informed of the matter by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah instructed that the ceremony be brought to a close.

Present were Pengiran Cheterias, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Councils, Deputy Ministers, Pengiran-Pengiran Peranakan, Pehin-Pehin Manteri, Manteri-Manteri Hulubalang and Pedalaman, Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Government Department and other invited guest.


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