Princess Azema of Brunei married her first cousin for a week
The daughter of the Sultan of Brunei tied the knot with her first cousin in a lavish ceremony at her father’s palace. Princess Azema and her new husband, Prince Bahar Jeffrey Bolkiah, began their wedding celebrations in the independent sultanate on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo on January 8.
Prince Bahar is the son of Prince Geoffrey Bolkiah, Sultan’s brother. The lavish events began in the banquet hall of Istana Nurul Iman Palace, Sultan’s official residence, followed by seven ceremonies. They include a traditional gift exchange, a display of royal insignia, a three-day wedding ceremony, and a dinner reception.
The bride’s younger brother Prince Mateen shared the wedding on his Instagram with photos of the powdering ceremony and the final wedding ceremony on January 15. “So happy for my dear elder sister and BJB,” he wrote. Along with pictures. The Sultan of Brunei became the world’s longest-living monarch after the death of Queen Elizabeth II last September.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is not only Brunei’s absolute monarch and supreme leader of the Islamic faith but also the country’s Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister, Superintendent of Police, Defense Minister, and Commander and Chancellor of the Armed Forces.
National University. His personal wealth is estimated at $27.7 billion, making him one of the richest rulers in the world.