• Short Summary

    CROWN PRINCE HASSANAL BOLKIAH, AGED 22 YEARS, WAS INSTALLED AS THE 29TH SULTAN OF THE OIL-RICH BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF BRUNEI ON THURSDAY.

  • Description

    CROWN PRINCE HASSANAL BOLKIAH, AGED 22 YEARS, WAS INSTALLED AS THE 29TH SULTAN OF THE OIL-RICH BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF BRUNEI ON THURSDAY.

    THE NEW SULTAN IS THE ELDEST SON OF THE 28TH SULTAN, SIR OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIN, WHO ABDICATED THE THRONE ON WEDNESDAY. SULTAN BOLKIAH INTERRUPTED HIS STUDIES AT THE BRITISH MILITARY ACADEMY OF SANDHURST TO RUSH HOME LAST WEEK. HE WAS TO HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE ACADEMY AT THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR. IT IS NOT KNOWN IF THE SULTAN WILL RETURN TO COMPLETE THE COURSE.

    THE PALACE CEREMONY WAS ATTENDED BY TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, THE SULTAN'S YOUNGER BROTHER PENGIRAN MUDA MOHAMED, WHO IS 20-YEARS-OLD, AND THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER, MR. F.D. WEBBER, WHO WAS TO HAVE LEFT FOR AUSTRALIA ON THURSDAY BUT PUT OFF HIS DEPARTURE IN VIEW "OF SUDDEN DEVELOPMENTS IN BRUNEI". SIR OMAR DID NOT ATTEND THE CEREMONY.

    IN JULY, THIS YEAR, THE TWO PRINCESS WERE GRANTED HONORARY COMMISSIONS IN THE HOUSEHOLD BRIGADE, THE ELITE BODY OF TROOPS WHICH GUARDS BRITAIN'S QUEEN ELIZABETH.

    THE CROWN PRINCE, ONE OF THE 10 CHILDREN OF SIR OMAR AND HIS WIFE, WAS EDUCATED IN HIS EARLY YEARS IN BRUNEI AND LATER IN KUALA LUMPUR. HE WENT TO ENGLAND THREE YEARS AGO FOR FURTHER STUDIES AND LATER ENTERED SANDHURST.

    THE CROWN PRINCE MARRIED HIS FIRST COUSIN, PANGRIAN ANAK SALEHA, IN 1965.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA24SBT4QTBZVDG10U4L7QC0CJK
    Media URN:
    VLVA24SBT4QTBZVDG10U4L7QC0CJK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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