Prince ‘Abdul Mateen of Brunei, the tenth child and fourth son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, with his second wife, Puan Mariam binti Abdul Aziz, is marrying Anisha Rosnah binti Adam in series of spectacular ceremonies at the Istana Nurul Iman in Bandar Seri Begawan this week.
Prince Mateen of Brunei and Anisha Rosnah binti Adam were Islamically married in the Majlis Istiadat Akad Nikah Diraja at the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan on January 11th.
On January 9th, the extended Brunei Royal Family gathered for the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja, the Royal Powdering Ceremony, at the Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana in the Istana Nurul Iman in Bandar Seri Begawan. The powdering ceremony is when the couple’s families bless them by putting coloured rice powder and scented oils on their hands.
Prince Abdul Mateen entered the Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana first, and the Powdering Ceremony was led by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Queen Saleha of Brunei followed by the rest of the Royal Family including Prince Mateen’s mother, Puan Mariam binti Abdul Aziz.
Afterwards, Anisha Rosnah binti Adam entered the Hall for her Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja Ceremony, wearing a bright red outfit topped by a traditional gold crown and spectacular gold jewellery, veiled under a red veil.
The Royal Family then took the Royal Powdering Ceremony on the bride, at the end of which her parents put the powder and oil, ahead of Anisha Rosnah binti Adam leaving the hall.
Prince Mateen of Brunei and Anisha Rosnah binti Adam have known each other since childhood, since her brother is his best friend. The couple have been together for several years.
- 3 – Majlis Khatam Quran
- 7 – Majlis Istiadat Bersuruh Diraja
- 8 – Majlis Istiadat Membuka Gendang Jaga-Jaga
- 9 – Majlis Istiadat Menghantar Tanda Diraja dan Pertunangan Diraja and Majlis Istiadat Menerima Tanda Diraja dan Pertunangan Diraja
- 10 – Majlis Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja
- 11 – Majlis Istiadat Akad Nikah Diraja
- 14 – Majlis Bersanding Pengantin Diraja
- 15 – Majlis Persantapan Diraja
- 16 – Majlis Istiadat Membaca Doa Selamat dan Menutup Gendang Jaga-Jaga
On January 3rd, Prince Mateen of Brunei and Anisha Rosnah binti Adam had a Khatam Al-Quran Ceremony.
On January 7th, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah presided over the ceremony of expressing the Royal Command, Majlis Istiadat Bersuruh Diraja, commencement of the Wedding of Prince Abdul Mateen and Anisha Rosnah binti Adam, marking the start of the series of 10-day ceremonies at the Istana Nurul Iman.
The following day, Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah was accompanied by Prince Abdul Malik as they presided over the Opening Ceremony of the Traditional Musical Instruments, Majlis Istiadat Membuka Gendang Jaga-Jaga, to mark the commencement of the Royal Wedding of Prince Abdul Mateen and Anisha Rosnah binti Adam at the Lapau Ceremonial Hall in Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam.
Prince Abdul Malik of Brunei, as the representative of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, presided over the ceremony of Receiving the Dowry and the Royal Engagement, ajlis Istiadat Menghantar Tanda Diraja dan Pertunangan Diraja, of Prince Abdul Mateen and Anisha Rosnah binti Adam at the Istana Nurul Iman in Bandar Seri Begawan, which were then received by Anisha Rosnah binti Adam at the Istana Nurul Iman in the Majlis Istiadat Menerima Tanda Diraja dan Pertunangan Diraja.
In recent years, Prince Mateen has attended the Enthronement of Emperor Naruhito of Japan, the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, and the Wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan among a series of foreign royal events, so we could expect a fair amount of foreign royal guests at the wedding celebrations, likely Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Rajwa of Jordan, Prince Sebastian of Luxembourg, and Prince Johann-Wenzel of Liechtenstein, who were at Sandhurst with Prince Mateen.