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Brunei marks lavish royal wedding
Khairal Khalil and Princess Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah pray during the wedding ceremony
Sunday's ceremony was the highlight of the wedding
A two-week lavish wedding celebration has ended in the oil-rich sultanate of Brunei, with the royal couple's presentation to the people.

Princess Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah, 31, and Khairal Khalil, 32, exchanged their marriage vows on Thursday.

On Sunday, they bowed to the bride's wealthy father, the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah.

The couple were then cheered by thousands as they drove through the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.

The newlyweds during a procession in Bandar Seri Begawan
The capital was festooned with colourful banners for the procession

Sultan Hassanal, one of the world's richest men, will on Monday host a lavish banquet in his palace for the newly-weds and many guests.

Princess Majeedah is the fourth of Sultan Hassanal's 11 children. She works at the environment, parks and recreation department.

Her husband is an assistant officer in the prime minister's office.


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