Sultan of Brunei's Daughter Gets Married

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Sultan of Brunei's Daughter Gets Married
Fri 21-09-2012

The daughter of the Sultan of Brunei, Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah, 32, and her groom Haji Muhammad Ruzaini, 29, is set to wed this weekend in a glittering ceremony at the monarch's 1,700 room palace.

The couple exchanged vows on Thursday in the tiny oil-rich Muslim sultanate that has been governed for 600 years by the same royal family.

Southeast Asian leaders and foreign royalty were expected to be among the guests at a lavish royal banquet in honour of the newlyweds in the Islamic sultanate.

The sultan has 12 children, 5 sons and 7 daughters, from his 3 marriages, and the wedding is the first involving one of the sultan's children since 2007.