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Mohamed Bolkiah, Prince of Brunei

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Mohamed Bolkiah (Malay: Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien; born 27 August 1948) is a member of the royal family of Brunei. He is the second son of Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei, and Raja Isteri (Queen) Pengiran Anak Damit. He is the Head of the Brunei’s Viziers. After Brunei’s independence in 1984, he became the country’s first foreign minister, serving from 1984 until 22 October 2015. He served in the cabinet as the Minister of the Brunei's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade alongside the second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Lim Jock Seng.

Mohamed Bolkiah
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
In office
1 January 1984 – 22 October 2015
Serving with Lim Jock Seng
MonarchHassanal Bolkiah
Succeeded byHassanal Bolkiah
Personal details
Born (1948-08-27) 27 August 1948 (age 70)
Brunei Town, Brunei
Spouse(s)Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah
Children10
ParentsOmar Ali Saifuddien III
Suri Seri Begawan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit
RelativesHassanal Bolkiah (brother)
Bruneian royal family
Personal Emblem of the Sultan of Brunei.svg

HM The Sultan
HM The Raja Isteri



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Early lifeEdit

Prince Mohamed Bolkiah was born on 27 August 1948 at Istana Darussalam, Brunei Town. He is the second son of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, the 28th Sultan of Brunei, and his wife, the late Suri Seri Begawan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit. Among his siblings are the current Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Prince Sufri Bolkiah, Prince Jefri Bolkiah, Princess Masna, Princess Norain, Princess Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam, Princess Amal Rakiah, Princess Amal Nasibah and Princess Amal Jefriah.

Early educationEdit

Along with his siblings, Mohamed Bolkiah had his early education at the Lapau (the Royal ceremonial building).

New titlesEdit

On 29 September 1967, Mohamed Bolkiah was appointed by his father, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III, as Pengiran Temenggong, one of Brunei's traditional wazirs.

In 1970, Mohamed Bolkiah was given by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah the new title of Perdana Wazir, head of the traditional Brunei wazirs, the "eyes and ears" of the ruler.

IndependenceEdit

Immediately following the independence of Brunei Darussalam in 1984, Mohamed Bolkiah was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and has held the office since then. He also holds the title of the Chief Vizier (Perdana Wazir) in the Royal Court.

During the cabinet reshuffle on 22 October 2015, he was replaced by his brother, the Sultan himself.[1]

Marriage and childrenEdit

In August 1970, Mohamed Bolkiah married his cousin, Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri (HRH The Princess Consort) Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam, the sister of Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha, the Raja Isteri (Queen).

Together they have 10 children.

Selected worksEdit

Titles, styles and honoursEdit

Styles of
The Prince of Brunei
 
Reference styleHis Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness
Alternative styleDuli Tuanku

Titles and styleEdit

English language styleEdit

The style and title of Mohamed Bolkiah in full is:
His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien.[2]

Malay language styleEdit

Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien [3]

HonoursEdit

He has been awarded:[4]

National HonoursEdit

  •   The Royal Family Order of the Crown of Brunei - Darjah Kerabat Mahkota Brunei (DKMB)
  •   The Most Esteeemed Family Order Laila Utama - Darjah Kerabat Laila Utama (DK, 1963)
  •   Pingat Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan Darjah Pertama (Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Medal - PHBS, 1.8.1968)
  •   Pingat Bakti Laila Ikhlas (Armed Forced Service Medal - PBLI, 1975)
  •   Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (Meritorius Service Medal - PJK, 1954)

Malaysian HonoursEdit

  Johor :

  Pahang :

  Perak

  Selangor :

Foreign HonoursEdit

IssueEdit

Name Birth Marriage Their children
Date Spouse
Pengiran Anak Hajah Taiyibah Qalbul Bolqiah 11 June 1971 28 July 1965 Pengiran Haji Mohammad Hakimmuddin bin Pengiran Haji Hashim Pengiran Wajeeh Al-Bolkiah
Pengiran Qaiyimah Nurul Bolkiah
Pengiran Muda Abdul Qawi 27 January 1974 27 June 2013 Tengku Amalin A'ishah Putri of Kelantan Pengiran Anak Tengku Afeefah Musyafaah Bolkiah Puteri
Pengiran Anak Tengku Azzahra Iffatul Bolkiah Puteri
Pengiran Anak Hajah Ruqiyah Mataul Bulqiah 2 May 1977 None
Pengiran Muda Dr. Abdul Fattaah 8 March 1982 10 September 2018 Dayangku Elina Zuraidah binti Pengiran Kamaluddin None
Pengiran Muda Abdul Mu'min 17 July 1983 None
Pengiran Anak Mansurah Izzul Bolkiah 1 October 1985 None
Pengiran Muda Omar Ali 28 November 1986 None
Pengiran Anak Khaliilah Khalilatul Bolqiah 19 July 1989 None
Pengiran Anak Naafi'ah Khairul Bulqiah 27 May 1990 None
Pengiran Muda Abdul Muqtadir N/A None

AncestryEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Bangkok Post
  2. ^ "HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah Grants Audience to Kenyan High Commissioner". BorneoPost. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Rumah Terbuka di Balai Penghadapan Bukit Kayangan" (in Malay). Pelita Brunei. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  4. ^ The Royal Ark, Brunei genealogy details p.12
  5. ^ Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "2009 Autumn Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals," p. 2.

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