• Short Summary

    IN THE OIL-RICH SULTANATE OF BRUNEI, THE TINY STATE IN BORNEO, AN HEIR TO THE THRONE WAS INSTALLED WITH TRADITIONAL PAGEANTRY, AUG 14, AT THE PALACE OF SULTAN SIR OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIN.

  • Description

    IN THE OIL-RICH SULTANATE OF BRUNEI, THE TINY STATE IN BORNEO, AN HEIR TO THE THRONE WAS INSTALLED WITH TRADITIONAL PAGEANTRY, AUG 14, AT THE PALACE OF SULTAN SIR OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIN.

    FROM EARLY MORNING, GUESTS FROM THE STATE AND FROM SINGAPORE AND MALAYA ARRIVED TO WITNESS THE SOLEMN CEREMONY. AMONG THEM WAS BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO BRUNEI, MR. D.C. WHITE, WEARING TRADITIONAL MALAY COSTUME WITH HEADGEAR AND DECORATIONS.

    THE SULTAN'S ELDEST SON AND HEIR IS 15-YEAR-OLD PENGIRAN MUDA HASSANAL BOLKIAN. IN THE GLITTERING THRONE ROOM OF THE PALACE, THE DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER READ THE PROCLAMATION OF THE SUCCESSION. CHIEF MINISTER, DULI PENGIRAN BENDAHARA, THEN PRESENTED THE ROYAL KERIS (DAGGER), SYMBOL OF POWER AND AUTHORITY, TO THE YOUNG PRINCE, AND A 19-GUN SALUTE WAS FIRED TO ANNOUNCE THE INSTALLATION.

    THE STATE'S CHIEF KATHI (RELIGIOUS LEADER) BLESSED THE YOUNG PRINCE AND SAID PRAYERS FOR THE WELFARE OF THE PRINCE AND THE STATE. THEN CAME A MOTORCADE THROUGH THE CAPITAL CELEBRATING WITH FIVE DAYS OF POPULAR CONCERTS AND PRAYERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3CC11B1AHQ2P1P47Z6QAM1TPB
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CC11B1AHQ2P1P47Z6QAM1TPB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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