BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Sunday, April 12, 2015
state rulers are expected to be among the guests attending the Istiadat
Bersanding Pengantin Diraja (royal wedding ceremony) between His Royal
Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik and Dk Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pg Hj Bolkiah
A tentative guests list issued by the media secretariat of the royal
wedding yesterday stated that seven Malaysian state rulers, head of
Sarawak state, chief minister of Sabah and Sarawak, as well as the
governor of Saudi Arabia were invited to attend the royal wedding.
Among the VIP guests are Sultan Hj Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah and
Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom Abdullah of Pahang; Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin and
Tuanku Tengku Fauziah of Perlis, Sultan Al-Wathiqu Billah Sultan Mizan
Zainal Abidin and Sultanah Nur Zahirah of Terengganu.
Other Malaysian royalty include Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Al-Haj
of Selangor; Tuanku Muhriz of Negri Sembilan, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin
Shah and Tuanku Zara Salim of Perak as well as Sultan Ibrahim of Johor.
Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen bin Abdul Aziz, governor of Ha’il region, Saudi Arabia, is also expected to attend.
The event is also to expected to be attended by Head of Sarawak state
Tun Dato Laila Utama Tun Pehin Sri Dr Hj Abdul Taib Mah-mud and Datin
Ragad Kurdi Taib; Sabah Chief Minister Dato Seri Paduka Datuk Seri
Panglima Musa Aman and Datin Seri Panglima Hjh Faridah Hj Tussin.
The Istiadat Bersanding Pengan-tin Diraja is the highlight of the
wedding ceremonies as the royal couple will appear together for the
first time since the royal festivities started on April 5. They will be
seated on a specially built dais at Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana,
Istana Nurul Iman.
The royal wedding ceremony, which is expected to start at 10am, will
take place in the presence of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah
Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei
Darussalam, royal family members, people of nobility and other state
The royal wedding procession, or Majlis Istiadat Mengarak Pengantin,
will not be taking place after the wedding ceremony at Istana Nurul Iman
Meanwhile, the Majlis Persanta-pan Diraja or royal banquet will be taking place at Istana Nurul Iman tonight.
The media secretariat said a total of 75 local and 18 foreign media
registered to cover the royal wedding between His Royal Highness Prince
‘Abdul Malik and Dk Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pg Hj Bolkiah.
The foreign media included Malaysia’s Bernama news agency, Thailand’s Spring News TV and Nation TV, Singapore’s Kyodo News and Reuters news agency.
State broadcaster Radio Televisyen Brunei will have a live broadcast
of the royal wedding on all its channels. The Majlis Istiadat Bersanding
Diraja will also be streaming live on http://www.royalwedding.information.gov.bn.
Courtesy The Brunei Times
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