His Majesty and Her Majesty attend the Royal Banquet

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 Royal Banquet in conjunction with the Installation Ceremony of His Majesty the 16th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah, which was held at the Banquet Hall, Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur. Accompanying His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri were His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Wakeel; Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah; and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah. Also accompanying Their Majesties were Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar.

Upon arriving at the Anjung Utama, Istana Negara, His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri were greeted by Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Dr. Mujahid bin Yusof Rawa, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department of Malaysia.

Shortly after the arrival, Their Majesties were invited to the Seri Maharaja Hall, and then proceeded for a group photograph session with His Majesty the 16th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Al-Marhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj; Their Royal Highnesses the Raja-Raja and the Raja-Raja Permaisuri; royal family members; Their Excellencies Yang Di-Pertua Negeri; Yang Amat Berhormat the Prime Minister of Malaysia; and other distinguished guests.

From the Seri Maharaja Hall, His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri, together with His Majesty the 16th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong, then proceeded to the Banquet Hall for the Royal Banquet.

The Royal Banquet began with the recitation of Doa Selamat by Sahibus Samahah Dato' Seri Dr. Zulkifli bin Mohamad Al-Bakri, Mufti of the Federal Territories Malaysia.

At the end of the Royal Banquet, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri joined Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong in celebrating the birthday anniversary of His Majesty the 16th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri were then invited to proceed to the Anjung Utama, together with His Majesty the 16th Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong, as well as other royal family members and distinguished guests, before leaving the ceremony.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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