Her Majesty graces ‘Berbedak’ ceremony

|     Hakim Hayat     |

HER Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam last evening graced the Berbedak ceremony of Dr Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Fattaah, the son of His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah.

The ceremony was one of the events held in the run up to the wedding of Dr Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Fattaah to Dayangku Elina Zuraidah binti Pengiran Kamaluddin this Sunday.

The ceremony last night also saw the Berbedak ceremony for Dayangku Elina Zuraidah.

Greeting Her Majesty on arrival at the Balai Penghadapan Bukit Kayangan were His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah.

Also in attendance were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah binti Dato Haji Nasir; 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 Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam and other members of the royal family.

The ceremony was carried out in steep royal tradition, which began with four Awang-Awang lighting the Dian Empat and later two Awang-Awang entering the hall bringing in the royal regalia Kasur Namat.

Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam with Dr Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Fattaah
Her Majesty with Dayangku Elina Zuraidah binti Pengiran Kamaluddin
Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah
Her Majesty, 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, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Hajah Taiyibah Qalbul Bolqiah, Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Amalin A’Ishah Putri binti Sultan Ismail Petra, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Hajah Ruqiyah Mataul Bulqiah, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Mu’min and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Mansurah Izzul Bolkiah
His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah with His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah binti Dato Haji Nasir
His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah with Dr Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Fattaah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Omar Ali
His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah is greeted by Dayangku Elina Zuraidah binti Pengiran Kamaluddin
His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris bin Pengiran Maharaja Lela Pengiran Muda Abdul Kahar, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Negara Pengiran Anak Haji Puteh ibni Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Khaliilah Khalilatul Bolqiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Naafi’ah Khairul Bulqiah. – PHOTOS: AZROL AZMI

The entrance of Dr Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Fattaah to the hall, accompanied by his brother Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Omar Ali, led by the Dian Tunggal carried by Awang-Awang.

As the Dikir Syarafil Anam was recited, Her Majesty began the ceremonial menculiki bedak, on Dr Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Fattaah to mark the start of the Berbedak ceremony, followed by His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah, and other members of the royal family. Her Majesty later received Junjung Ziarah from Dr Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Fattaah.

To bless the ceremony, a Doa Selamat was read by Chief Syar’ie Judge Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.

The Berbedak ceremony later proceeded with Dayangku Elina Zuraidah taking the seat for the ritual. Her entrance to the hall was accompanied by two of her family members.

As the Dikir Syarafil Anam was recited, Her Majesty began the ceremonial menculiki bedak on Dayangku Elina Zuraidah to mark the start of the Berbedak ceremony, followed by His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah, and other members of the royal family.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, a Doa Selamat was again read by Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Salim. Her Majesty later received Junjung Ziarah from Dayangku Elina Zuraidah.

Also present at the ceremony yesterday were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran-Pengiran Cheteria, Cabinet Ministers, and senior government officials.