Sultan of Brunei's son Prince Abdul Malik gets married in a sea of gold
Sultan of Brunei is one of the richest men in this world and has proved it once again with his son Prince Abdul Malik's marriage to Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah in a lavish ceremony on Sunday, 12 April. The ceremony was held at 1,788-room Istana Nural Iman palace in Brunei's capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.The thirty-one year old Prince exchanged vows with 22-year-old former data analyst and IT instructor in a spectacular wedding ceremony, and the grand celebration will come to an end on 15 April.The son of the Sultan of Brunei, one of the world's richest men, has wed bride Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah in a spectacular ceremony at the monarch's 1,788-room palace in Brunei's capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Prince Abdul Malik, 31, exchanged vows with Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, 22, in front of crowds of friends and family, nobility and foreign dignitaries amid mind-boggling splendour.
The newlyweds' matching gold outfits were both embellished with diamonds, while blushing bride Raabi'atul carried a bouquet made of dazzling gems, rather than flowers.The Prince is the youngest child of the Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, and his wife, Queen Saleha, and is second in the line of succession to become the next Sultan of Brunei.
Today's 'bersanding' or enthronement ceremony is usually the highlight of the wedding festivities, and saw the bride and groom seated next to each other, dressed in opulent traditional attire on gilded thrones in the Throne Chamber of the Istana Nural Iman palace.
According to The Brunei Times, also in attendance were seven Malaysian state rulers and the governor of Saudi Arabia, and this is the first time that the couple have appeared together since the festivities started on 5 April. The couple wore matching traditional Malay dress, with the bride's veil constructed of swathes of intricate lace.
The 22-year-old bride, who worked as a systems data analyst and IT instructor, sported a breathtaking diamond tiara studded with six teardrop-shaped emeralds.
A diamond necklace with a central pendant of three emeralds the size of grapes, glittered around her neck, while a matching brooch of two egg-shaped emeralds dangled from a diamond setting.