The son of the Sultan of Brunei married Dayangku Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah in an opulent ceremony at the monarch’s 1,788-room palace

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The son of the Sultan of Brunei married Dayangku Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah in an opulent ceremony at the monarch’s 1,788-room palace.

Prince Abdul Malik, 31, and his 22-year-old bride-to-be, who worked as a systems data analyst and IT instructor, sat next to each other on gilded thrones in the Throne Chamber of the Istana Nural Iman palace for the ceremony.

The bride sported a diamond tiara studded with six teardrop-shaped emeralds. Her bouquet was made of gems, rather than flowers.

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Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah pose for a wedding photo(Ahim Rani, Reuters)

Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah pose for a wedding photo(Ahim Rani, Reuters)

She was dripping with jewellery, from head to toe, including a diamond necklace with a central pendant of three emeralds and a matching brooch of emeralds in a diamond setting. Even her Christian Louboutin heels were encrusted with Swarovski crystals, worn with a solid gold ankle bracelet.

A lady-in-waiting adjusts the bride's dress and Christian Louboutin shoes(Olivia Harris, Reuters)

A lady-in-waiting adjusts the bride’s dress and Christian Louboutin shoes(Olivia Harris, Reuters)

The newlyweds changed into evening attire for the wedding banquet with Prince Abdul donning a ceremonial military suit, embellished with diamond epaulettes and collar.

Ladies-in-waiting adjust the veil of Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah as she waits for Prince Abdul Malik(Olivia Harris, Reuters)

Ladies-in-waiting adjust the veil of Dayangku Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah as she waits for Prince Abdul Malik(Olivia Harris, Reuters)

The bride changed into a beaded purple floor-length gown embroidered with silver thread and adorned with a diaphanous veil and diamond tiara, set with rubies and a scarlet gem. She dazzled in a matching necklace decorated with rubies, and a huge diamond and ruby brooch.

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah helps his son Prince Abdul Malik to bless his bride(Olivia Harris, Reuters)

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah helps his son Prince Abdul Malik to bless his bride(Olivia Harris, Reuters)

The wedding, which takes place over a period of 11 days, will end on 15 April, with a ceremony of thanksgiving prayers.

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The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, prays during the wedding banquet at the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan(Olivia Harris, Reuters)

The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, prays during the wedding banquet at the Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan(Olivia Harris, Reuters)

Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah leave the royal wedding banquet at the Nurul Iman Palace(Olivia Harris, Reuters)

Prince Abdul Malik and Dayangku Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah leave the royal wedding banquet at the Nurul Iman Palace(Olivia Harris, Reuters)

The newlyweds pose with the Sultan of Brunei, Queen Saleha and other members of Brunei's royal family(Ahim Rani, Reuters)

The newlyweds pose with the Sultan of Brunei, Queen Saleha and other members of Brunei’s royal family(Ahim Rani, Reuters)

The enthronement ceremony of Prince Abdul Malik, 31, and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, 22, took place in the 1,788-room palace, Istana Nural Iman in Brunei.Reuters

The enthronement ceremony of Prince Abdul Malik, 31, and Dayangku Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, 22, took place in the 1,788-room palace, Istana Nural Iman in Brunei.Reuters

The enthronement ceremony of Prince Abdul Malik, 31, and Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, 22, took place in the 1,788-room palace, Istana Nural Iman in Brunei.Reuters

The enthronement ceremony of Prince Abdul Malik, 31, and Dayangku Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, 22, took place in the 1,788-room palace, Istana Nural Iman in Brunei.Reuters

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