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Princess of Brunei celebrates marriage with spectacular ceremony

Published on Sep 21, 2012 12:50 PM
Brunei's Queen Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha applies ceremonial paste to Princess Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah during festivities for the Royal Wedding at the Throne Hall of Istana Nurul Iman palace in Brunei on Sept 19, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah of Brunei wed groom Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini in an elaborate ceremony at the monarch's 1,700-room palace on Friday.

Princess Hafizah, 32, who is the fifth child of the Sultan and his wife, Queen Saleha, and her groom Mr Ruzaini, 29, exchanged their vows in front of gathered family and friends, royals and international dignitaries.

Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei prepared to give his daughter away in a spectacular ceremony on Thursday, in which the family attended a service at the Throne Hall of Istana Nurul Iman palace in Brunei.

The couple then exchanged their vows in front of some the most influential people in the region including Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak.