Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Family

by Jessica Sara

The current Sultan and Yang-Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Hassanal Bolkiah, is the 29th Sultan and is the first Prime Minister of Brunei. Born on July 15, 1946, he succeeded to the throne after his father was abdicated in 1967.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

He introduced a conservative ideology called Melayu Islam Beraja in Brunei in 1991 that holds the monarchy as the defender of Islam. He favored the democratization of Brunei and under his leadership the Legislative Council was reopened in 2004.

Hassanal Bolkiah Family Profile

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah family

Here is a descriptive account of the famous royal family of Brunei:

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s Parents – Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien III and Rani Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit

Bolkiah’s father was the 28th Sultan of Brunei who held the throne between 1950 and 1967. He was Brunei’s first Minister of Defence.

omar ali saifuddien iii

Known variously as The Architect of Modern Brunei, The Royal Poet, The Father of Independence, and The Father of Brunei’s Negara Zikir. Rani Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit was Saifuddien’s second wife. She was Sultan Hashim Jalilul Alam Aqamaddin’s granddaughter. She had 10 children, including Bolkiah. She died in 1979.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s Spouses – Hajah Mariam (Ex), Azrinaz Mazhar Hakim (Ex), Pengiran Anak Saleha (Current)

Pengiran Anak Saleha (married in 1965)

Born – October 07, 1946

pengiran anak saleha

Pengiran Anak Saleha is the Patron to several organizations working towards women’s causes such as the Women’s Institute and the Brunei Shell Women Association.

Hajah Mariam

Azrinaz Mazhar Hakim

Little information is known about Sultan’s ex-wives.

Children of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Pengiran Anak Saleha

1. Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah

Born – February 17, 1974

Al-Muhtadee Billah

Married to – Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah

Prince Billah is the senior minister at the Prime Minister’s Office of Brunei, Deputy Inspector General of the Royal Brunei Police Force, and General of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

2. Prince Abdul Malik

Born – June 30, 1983

Married to – Unknown

3. Princess Rashidah

Born – October 07, 1946

Married to – Pengiran Dr. Kemaluddin Al Haj

4. Princess Muta-Wakkilah

Born – October 12, 1971

Married to – Unknown

5. Princess Majeedah

Born – March 16, 1976

Married to – Y.A.M. Pengiran Anak Khairul Khalil bin Pengiran Syed Haji Jaafari

6. Princess Hafizah

Born – March 12, 1980

Married to – Y.A.M. Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammad Ruzaini bin Pengiran Dr Yakub

Children of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Hajah Mariam (Ex Wife)

1. Pengiran Muda Haji Abdul Azim

Born – July 29, 1982

Married to – Unknown

 Prince Azim

 

2. Pengiran Anak Puteri Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah

Born – September 26, 1984

Married to – Unknown

3. Pengiran Anak Puteri Fadzillah Lubabul Bolkiah

Born – August 23, 1985

Married to – Unknown

4. Pengiran Muda Abdul Mateen

Born – August 10, 1991

Married to – Unknown

Children of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Azrinaz Mazhar Hakim (Ex Wife)

1. Pengiran Muda Abdul Wakeel

Born – June 01, 2006

Married to – Unknown

2. Pengiran Anak Puteri Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah

Born – January 28, 2008

Married to – Unknown

Grandchildren of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

Children of Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah and Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah

1. Pengiran Muda Abdul Muntaquim

2. Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah

Children of Princess Rashidah and Dr. Kemaluddin Al Haj

1. Raheemah Sanaul Bolkiah

2. Hariisah Widadul Bolqiah

3. ‘Abdul Raqiib bin

4. ‘Abdul Haseeb bin

5. Raqeeqah Raayatul Bolqiah

Children of Princess Majeedah and Syed Haaji Jaafari

1. ‘Abdul Hafeez bin Pengiran Anak Khairul Khalil

2. Raihaanah Hanaa-Ul Bolqiah binti Pengiran Anak Khairul Khalil

 

Children of Princess Hafizah and Dr. Haji Mohammad Yakub

1. Muhammad Za’eem bin Yang Amat Mulia

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s Siblings –Mohamed Bolkiah, Sufri Bolkiah, Jefri Bolkiah, Masna, Norain, Umi Kalthum Al Islam, Amal Rakiah, Amal Nasibah, Amal Jefriah

Hassanal Bolkiah had 9 siblings, and he was the eldest child. Here are the details of the known siblings who serve remarkable positions in Brunei

  1. Prince Mohamed Bolkiah

Born – August 27, 1947

Married to – Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah

Prince Mohamed Bolkiah

Prince Mohamed Bolkiah serves as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei since 1984 along with Jim Lock Seng. He has 10 children.

Prince Sufri Bolkiah

Born – July 31, 1951

Married to – Bini Faizah

Prince Sufri Bolkiah is the President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council.

Prince Jefri Bolkiah

Born – November 06, 1954

Married to – Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Norhayati Rahman (Official Wife), Fatima Abdullah (Current), Jefrida Mohammed (Ex), Ayen Munji (Ex), Salma Abdullah (Ex)

Prince Jefri Bolkiah used to be the Finance Minister of Brunei between 1986 and 1998 and the chairman of the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA). He has 18 children.

Princess Masna

Born – September 06, 1948

Married to – Pengiran Abdul Aziz

Princess Masna became the Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995. She has 5 children.

Very little information is available on the four youngest sisters of the current Sultan of Brunei.

Net worth of the Sultan of Brunei

The Sultan of Brunei currently has a net worth of $20 billion.