Princess Fadzillah Lubabul, 36, the daughter of billionaire Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, 75, one of the world's richest men, and his second wife Mariam Abdul Aziz, a former flight attendant, married Awang Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi in suitably spectacular fashion

Sultan of Brunei’s netball-playing daughter is married

The Sultan of Brunei’s daughter tied the knot in a lavish week-long occasion that culminated yesterday in an opulent ceremony on the royal palace.

Princess Fadzillah Lubabul, 36, the daughter of billionaire Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, 75, one of many world’s richest males, and his second spouse Mariam Abdul Aziz, a former flight attendant, married Awang Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi in suitably spectacular vogue.  

Kingston College graduate Princess Fadzillah, the ninth of the sultan’s 12 kids, is captain of the Brunei nationwide netball group and healthcare campaigner who stays largely out of the highlight.

The identical is true of her mysterious new husband, who’s described by one native tabloid as a ‘good-looking foreigner’, however has in any other case remained a non-public determine. 

Princess Fadzillah Lubabul, 36, the daughter of billionaire Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, 75, one of the world's richest men, and his second wife Mariam Abdul Aziz, a former flight attendant, married Awang Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi in suitably spectacular fashion

Princess Fadzillah Lubabul, 36, the daughter of billionaire Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, 75, one of many world’s richest males, and his second spouse Mariam Abdul Aziz, a former flight attendant, married Awang Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi in suitably spectacular vogue

The bride and groom, pictured centre in their wedding finery, were joined by the Sultan (second from left) and his first wife, Queen Saleha (in blue) at their wedding yesterday

The bride and groom, pictured centre of their wedding ceremony finery, have been joined by the Sultan (second from left) and his first spouse, Queen Saleha (in blue) at their wedding ceremony yesterday

Celebrations continued with the Istiadat Bersanding Pengantin Diraja ceremony in a grand gold-plated hall at the royal palace over the weekend. The newly married princess wore three gowns throughout the week, but looked absolutely exquisite on Sunday in a silver brocade ensemble, embellished with diamonds. The bride also covered her hair with a piece of delicate white lace, topped with a glittering tiara. The groom wore a matching white outfit. Pictured: The couple with the bride's brother, Prince Mateen, 30.

The bride and groom seemed beautiful in matching white and silver brocade ensembles, embellished with diamonds. Pictured, with the bride’s brother Prince Mateen

Their engagement was introduced in a press release from the palace on December 31. 

The marriage festivities kicked off on January 16 with a ceremony wherein the sultan formally gave his blessing to the couple. The non secular portion of the wedding happened final Thursday. 

The ceremony, held on the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, noticed the groom pronounce his vows in entrance of an all-male group of attendees, together with the Sultan, who acted as his daughter’s consultant on the wedding ceremony. The ceremony was marked with a 17-gun salute.   

Yesterday the celebrations continued with the Istiadat Bersanding Pengantin Diraja ceremony in a grand gold-plated corridor on the royal palace.

The bride was supported on the ceremony by her mother and father and her brother Prince Mateen, 30, a soldier and social media star with greater than 2million Instagram followers. 

In addition they have a sister, Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah, 37, and brother Prince Azim, who died in 2020 aged 38. 

Princess Fadzillah studied at Kingston College, graduating in 2008 with a level in worldwide research. In 2015, the princess earned her grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration from the Hult Worldwide Enterprise Faculty.   

The wedding festivities kicked off on January 16 with a ceremony in which the sultan formally gave his blessing to the couple. It was followed by the Powder Party, above

The marriage festivities kicked off on January 16 with a ceremony wherein the sultan formally gave his blessing to the couple. It was adopted by the Powder Celebration, above

The wedding festivities kicked off on January 16 with a ceremony in which the Sultan formally gave his blessing to the couple. The religious portion of the marriage – which saw the groom pronounce his vows in front of an all-male group of attendees, including the Sultan who acted as his daughter's representative at the wedding – then took place last Thursday (pictured).

The non secular portion of the wedding happened final Thursday. The ceremony, held on the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, noticed the groom (above) pronounce his vows in entrance of all-male attendees, together with the Sultan, who acted as his daughter’s consultant on the wedding ceremony

She has made a reputation for herself as captain of the nationwide netball group, main Brunei in worldwide competitions. She has additionally campaigned for larger healthcare and takes half in charity polo matches.  

The bride and groom seemed beautiful in matching white and silver brocade ensembles, embellished with diamonds. 

The bride lined her hair in a chunk of delicate white lace, topped with a glittering tiara. 

Prince Mateen celebrated his sister’s wedding ceremony on Instagram, writing: ‘Congratulations to the newlyweds. I’m so pleased for the each of you. Large like to my lovely sister.’

The sultan of Brunei, who has an estimated web price of $20billion, can be the nation’s Prime Minister, giving him full management of how the nation is run. 

He ascended the throne in 1967 on the abdication of his father, Sultan Sir Haji Omar Ali Saifuddin, and married his first spouse, Queen Saleha, that very same yr. 

The couple, who share six kids, together with Al-Muhtadee Billah, stay married, though the sultan has married and divorced two different ladies within the intervening years.

Newlywed Princess Fadzillah is the product of his marriage to his second spouse, Mariam Abdul Aziz, a former flight attendant of Bruneian, Japanese and Scottish first rate. 

Yesterday the celebrations continued with the Istiadat Bersanding Pengantin Diraja ceremony in a grand gold-plated hall at the royal palace. Pictured, the bride greeting the sultan

Yesterday the celebrations continued with the Istiadat Bersanding Pengantin Diraja ceremony in a grand gold-plated corridor on the royal palace. Pictured, the bride greeting the sultan

The bride, pictured greeting a member of the royal family, looked beautiful in white yesterday

The bride, pictured greeting a member of the royal household, seemed lovely in white yesterday

The bride and groom greeting the Sultan and his first wife. He has married and divorced two other women, including the mother of the bride, during the course of their marriage

The bride and groom greeting the Sultan and his first spouse. He has married and divorced two different ladies, together with the mom of the bride, in the course of the course of their marriage

The couple have been married in 1982 and divorced in 2003. In 2020, they got here collectively to mourn the lack of their son, Prince Azim, who died within the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan after being hospitalised for an unknown sickness. 

Referred to as a member of the worldwide jet-set, Azim was usually pictured rubbing shoulders with celebrities at lavish events in Europe and the US.

Fantastically rich, Azim’s web price was estimated to be $5billion on the time of his dying, in line with Media, Leisure and Arts Worldwide.

Michael Jackson, Pamela Anderson and Joan Collins have been all photographed alongside the prince through the years, together with at his thirtieth birthday bash.

Different movie star buddies included Mischa Barton and Scarlett Johansson.

The bride was supported at the ceremony by her parents and her brother Prince Mateen, 30, a soldier and social media star with more than 2million Instagram followers. Pictured, Prince Mateen in an Instagram snap

The bride was supported on the ceremony by her mother and father and her brother Prince Mateen, 30, a soldier and social media star with greater than 2million Instagram followers. Pictured, Prince Mateen in an Instagram snap

Prince Azim and Mischa Barton

Prince Azim and Scarlett Johansson

Their older brother Prince Azim, the 38-year-old son of the Sultan of Brunei (pictured with Mischa Barton, left, and Scarlett Johansson, proper) died in 2020 on the age of 38

Azim additionally shaped a friendship with the late actuality TV star Jade Goody, who as soon as described him as a ‘good mate’, after he watched her on Celeb Large Brother.

The pair have been pictured out partying collectively in 2007. ‘He wished to fulfill me, we met and bought on like a home on hearth,’ Jade stated on the time.

Azim additionally hosted events attended by various homosexual and transgender rights advocates, together with the likes of Caitlyn Jenner, Mariah Carey and skier Gus Kenworthy.

Azim’s open help for the LGBT neighborhood led to rumours that he was additionally homosexual, although he by no means overtly mentioned his sexuality.

His stance drew specific consideration in 2019, when his father Hassanal Bolkiah introduced a brand new regulation that would have seen homosexual folks stoned to dying.

The rule outlawed homosexual intercourse, which needed to be independently witnessed so as to safe a conviction.

Bolkiah stated on the time that the regulation was a part of a drive for ‘stronger’ Islamic teachings in his tiny Australasian nation, positioned on the island of Borneo.

However following worldwide outcry, Bolkiah dominated {that a} moratorium on the dying penalty in Brunei needs to be prolonged to the brand new regulation.

It implies that, whereas the penalty for homosexual intercourse remains to be formally dying by stoning, the Sultan has agreed to not use it. Brunei has not hosted a public execution since 1957.