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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sultan of Brunei’s Son Is Married in Gold, Diamond and Emerald Splendor, Video and Pictures

Photo credit: The Brunei Times

The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, one of the wealthiest men in the world, showed off his abundance in an extravagant wedding for his youngest child, Prince Abdul Malik, held Sunday in the throne room of the Monarch’s 1,788-room palace. It was the highlight of a 10-day wedding celebration that ended April 15. 

The 31-year-old prince and his new wife, Dayangku Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, were officially presented to dignitaries around the world in gold, diamond and emerald splendor. 

Photo credit: The Brunei Times

According to the Daily Mail and other media outlets, the couple wore matching outfits made of gold. The outfit of the 22-year-old bride, reportedly a former data systems analyst, was studded with diamonds and large emeralds. She wore a sparkling diamond tiara embedded with six large pear-shaped emeralds along with a large diamond necklace with at least 15 emeralds of various sizes and what appears to be a diamond and emerald bracelet on each wrist and at least one diamond emerald ring. 

Her bouquet, instead of flowers, was made of gems and precious metals in the shape of flowers. She reportedly wore Christian Louboutin shoes encrusted with Swarovski crystals and finished with a gold ankle bracelet.

Her translucent veil was topped with a second diamond tiara, set with rubies and a scarlet gem in the center. She also reportedly had a second diamond rope-like necklace. 

This doesn’t count the gold and diamond embellishments worn by the prince nor the gold in the throne room where the couple were officially married. 

For the banquet following the wedding service, the bride wore a beaded purple gown and a diamond necklace and crown set with rubies.

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