Sultan of Brunei’s Golden Jubilee

The Sultan of Brunei is celebrating his Golden (50th) Jubilee in a series of lavish celebrations this week in Bandar Seri Begawan. Quite a few royal guests were present, including the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

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On the morning of October 5th, the Sultan and Queen Saleha (wearing her Heart-shaped Diamond Tiara) reviewed the guard and held an audience at the Istana Nurul Iman. In attendance at the audience was the entire Brunei Royal Family and the Earl and Countess of Wessex. Afterwards, the Sultan, Queen Saleha, and six of their children rode in a custom-built chariot in a lavish procession through the streets of Bandar Seri Begawan. The Earl and Countess followed behind in a car.

On the evening of October 6th, the Sultan and Queen Saleha (wearing a new Diamond Tiara) hosted a grand Banquet at the Istana Nurul Iman. In attendance were members of Brunei Royal Family, Malaysian and Middle Eastern Royalty, the Earl and Countess (in her Aquamarine Necklace Tiara) of Wessex, and Heads of State from South Asian Countries. At the end of the Banquet the Royal Family and their guests also celebrated Queen Saleha’s 71st Birthday on October 7th.

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