SULTAN HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH
SULTAN DAN YANG DI-PERTUAN NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan is Supreme Executive Authority in Brunei Darussalam. In performing his duty His Majesty is assisted by the following Councils: the Religious Council, the Privy Council, the Council of Cabinet Ministers and the Council of Succession; and in addition, the Legislature.
His Majesty was born on July 15, 1946 in Brunei Town (now
Bandar Seri Begawan).
His Majesty had his early education in Brunei Darussalam
and then went to Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to further his studies.
His Majesty was trained as an Officer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (United
Kingdom) in 1966-67.
His Majesty was installed as The Crown Prince in 1961 at the age of 15. Following the voluntary abdication of his late Father, Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa adul Khairi Waddien, His Majesty was installed as the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan on 5th October 1967.
His Majesty was crowned as the 29th Sultan and Yang
Di-Pertuan of Brunei In 1978, His Majesty led a Mission to London for discussions with Her
Britannic Majesty's Government on the change of status of Brunei Darussalam to that of a
sovereign, independent state. The outcome was the Treaty of Friendship and Co-operation
between Brunei Darussalam and Great Britain under which the British Government
relinquished its responsibilities for the conduct of Brunei Darussalam's Foreign Affairs
and Defence on 1st January 1984.
His Majesty is married to Her Majesty the Raja Isteri
Pengiran Anak Hajjah Saleha and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Isteri Hajjah Mariam. He has
four sons and six daughters.
His Majesty is a keen Polo Player. He also plays Squash and
Badminton. His Majesty is a qualified helicopter pilot.
Sovereign and Chief of the Family Order of the Crown of
Istana Nurul Iman, Jalan Tutong, Bandar Seri Begawan,
PRIME MINISTER'S DEPARTMENT
Telephone: 673 - 2 - 229988
Fax: 673 - 2 - 241717
Prime Minister's Office
Istana Nurul Iman
Bandar Seri Begawan BA1000
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