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Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam consented to grace a reception hosted by members of the Council of Women of Brunei Darussalam (CWBD) at the Serambi Suluh of the Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre in Jalan Residency in the capital yesterday.
Accompanying Her Majesty were Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman, Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, the Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam.
Upon arrival, Her Majesty and members of the royal family were greeted by CWBD President Datin Hajah Siti Hajar binti Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Awang Mohd Yusof and members of the organising committee.
Her Majesty signed a royal parchment before proceeding to the main hall to take a group photo.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Kesyukuran followed by a welcoming remark from Datin Hajah Siti Hajar who wished Her Majesty good health, happiness and longevity.
The event also saw Her Majesty cutting the birthday cake and consenting to receive a birthday card along with several ‘Pesambah’ from various associations.
A variety of religious performances by various associations enlivened the celebration. At the end of the event, Her Majesty and other members of the royal family consented to a Junjung Ziarah.