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'Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja'
11/01/2023

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His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam, last night attended the Majlis Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja or Royal Berbedak Ceremony for the daughter of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Haji Jefri Bolkiah. The ceremony took place at the Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana, Istana Nurul Iman. 

The arrival of His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri was preceded by the Penglima Diraja carrying the Pemuras and Karga or musket and bullet bag, as well as the Penglima Asgar carrying the Kelasak and Kampilan or long shield and machete, accompanied by bearers of the Alat-Alat Perhiasan Tunggal. 

Also in attendance were His Majesty's sons, daughters, brothers and sisters; 

- His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince, and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah; 

- His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik, and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah; 

- His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen; 

- His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah; 

- His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah; 

- Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Haji Jefri Bolkiah, and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Norhayati; 

Also present were Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah; 

- Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah; 

- Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah; 

- Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzillah Lubabul Bolkiah; 

- Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah; 

- Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna; 

- And Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam. 

Four Awang-Awang entered the ceremony, lighting up the Dian Empat or four ceremonial candles. 

This was followed by two Awang-Awang carrying the Kasur Namat, a cushion of yellow cloth laid upon a mat, placed in the centre of the Dian Empat. 

Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Adanan informed Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris that the Istiadat Menjunjung Her Royal Highness 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah was ready to proceed.

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib in turn informed His Majesty.  

His Majesty commanded for Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, and the delegation of wives of State Dignitaries to proceed to the Pengangunan Pengantin Diraja to invite Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah to the Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana. 

The ceremony followed with the arrival of Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah flanked by Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna. 

The delegation was preceded by 40 Awang-Awang carrying Sinipit or spears; followed by Juru Bini Dayang Hajah Rokiah and a Hulubalang Diraja carrying the Pemuras and Karga; as well as a Hulubalang Asgar carrying the Kelasak and Kampilan. 

A Dian Tunggal was carried by a Dayang-Dayang ahead of Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah, accompanied by Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Jawatan Bini Datin Paduka Dayang Hajah Siti. 

As soon as Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah was seated at the designated seat, Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan informed Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib that the Majlis Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja was ready to proceed. 

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib in turn informed His Majesty. 

His Majesty in a titah gave consent for the ceremony to proceed. 

The Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja commenced with the Zikir Syarafil Anam. 

His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri were invited to lead the Istiadat Menculiki Bedak Diraja or Powder Anointing Ceremony for Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah. At the same time, 17 cannon shots were fired, indicating the start of the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja. 

The Istiadat Menculiki Bedak Diraja continued with His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah; 

His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah; 

His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen; Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah and Datin Paduka Seri Dayang Hajah Mariam, mother of Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah; 

His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah; 

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah; 

Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Digadong Sahibul Mal Pengiran Muda Haji Jefri Bolkiah AND Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Norhayati, the Parents of the Bridegroom; 

Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah; 

Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah; 

Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam. 

Doa selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz, the State Mufti. 

Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna then sought consent to bring Her Royal Highness Princess 'Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah and leave Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana.

News courtesy of Radio Television Brunei
Photo courtesy of InfoFoto