Iraqi man marries Princess of Brunei in week-long celebration


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SULAIMANI — The royal family of Brunei concluded week-long wedding festivities on Monday (January 24) celebrating the marriage of Princess Fadzillah Lubabul, the daughter of the Sultan of Brunei, to Awang Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud al-Hashimi, an Iraqi-Canadian.

Princess Fadzillah, 36, is the ninth daughter of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, one of the world’s richest men.

Hashimi grew up in Brunei, is the son of a university lecturer, and is largely known for staying out of the public eye.

Princess Fadzillah is the captain of Brunei’s national netball team and has a master’s degree in business administration.

The Sultan of Brunei, who is also the small Southeast Asian country’s prime minister, has a net worth estimated at $20 billion.

The week-long celebration ended in a ceremony where the couple is seen in photographs wearing white and silver brocade outfits decorated with diamonds in one of the gold-plated rooms in the royal palace.

(NRT Digital Media)