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Old 07-08-2006, 04:56 AM
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yup, i heard sthg similar too. i think her mum wanted princess sarah to finish her education as a "condition"
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Old 07-10-2006, 03:21 AM
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She does seem to be doing alright as a crown princess :)
but it is such a shame, that her parents allowed her to marry a 40 something year old man! it makes me question, the motives? was it really her decision to get married or her parents? although Princess Diana was young as well when got married, she was still over 18. Considered an adult. I never got the feeling that Diana was forced to marry Charles, but that she chose to do it on her own. She also didn't seem to have the best childhood, and I'm sure that forced her to grow up a bit quicker. Again this is simply my opinion :)
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Old 07-10-2006, 03:38 AM
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She does seem to be doing alright as a crown princess :)
but it is such a shame, that her parents allowed her to marry a 40 something year old man! it makes me question, the motives? was it really her decision to get married or her parents? although Princess Diana was young as well when got married, she was still over 18. Considered an adult. I never got the feeling that Diana was forced to marry Charles, but that she chose to do it on her own. She also didn't seem to have the best childhood, and I'm sure that forced her to grow up a bit quicker. Again this is simply my opinion :)
Crown Prince Billah was born in the year of 1976, so he isn't 40 something quite yet.:)
His father, the Sultan is celebrating his 60th birthday this month.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:41 AM
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Crown Prince Billah was born in the year of 1976, so he isn't 40 something quite yet.:)
His father, the Sultan is celebrating his 60th birthday this month.

Crown Prince Billah's birthday is 17 Feb 1974.
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:10 PM
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Her Royal Highness At Peepolykus Show

Bandar Seri Begawan - Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah last night enjoyed a performance by Peepolykus, (pronounced `People like us') one of the UK's premier comic theatre groups.

The entertaining performance took place at the Dewan DiGadong, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
http://www.brudirect.com/DailyInfo/N...706/nite11.htm

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Old 07-12-2006, 04:07 AM
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She does seem to be doing alright as a crown princess :)
but it is such a shame, that her parents allowed her to marry a 40 something year old man! it makes me question, the motives? was it really her decision to get married or her parents? although Princess Diana was young as well when got married, she was still over 18. Considered an adult. I never got the feeling that Diana was forced to marry Charles, but that she chose to do it on her own. She also didn't seem to have the best childhood, and I'm sure that forced her to grow up a bit quicker. Again this is simply my opinion :)
Crown Prince Billah is just 32, darling!
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:26 PM
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has she ever been seen without a scarf on her head? i think i've seen pictures of other brunei royal women without the scarves and they were at official functions. is she allowed to do that?
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:44 AM
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I think she is allowed to be without her hijab. I remember I saw a pic or two of her without it in this same Forum, but I can't remember in what thread...Maybe this very thread in the first pages? Please check them out just to see if I'm right... I think she looks great without hijab, but she looks better with it. She looks very stylish in her traditional dress. I'm a little bored of seeing people always dressed in the same way, so, Brunei dresses seems wonderful to me with all these colours and bright flowers in them!

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Yeah! I was right! You may find a good pic of her without hijab in the page number two of this thread..and some more in the page number 3. Enjoy!

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Old 07-22-2006, 03:06 AM
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Yeah! I was right! You may find a good pic of her without hijab in the page number two of this thread..and some more in the page number 3. Enjoy!

Vanesa.
Just to let you all know that the local word for headscarf is "tudung" in the Bruneian language.

"Hijab" refers to headcovering inclusive of face veil, which Bruneians don't wear.

Sarah only wears tudung for official royal functions, the rest of the time she walks about freely showing her hair like any other western teenager. With her Swiss mother, she is mostly western influenced in her upbringing I believe.
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Old 07-22-2006, 09:33 AM
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thank you so much!! both of you
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:02 AM
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Thank you for the insight, Zina! So...I like Sarah wearing her "tudung". I will use the right name of the headscarf.

However, I have lots of Iranians reviews and they call "hijab" to all kind of covering, not necessarily the one includind face veil. Iranians doesn't cover their faces (and much less nowadays), but the women covering is named "hijab" in a whole.

Vanesa.:)
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:50 AM
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PAIPA Sarah had recently started her orientation week in Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Previously, she was taken on a private tour around the campus where she was accompanied by PA Wadood's wife, Pg Seti Aminah.
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:49 AM
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Sarah's doing a 4 year bachelor degree in Public Policy or something to do with Policy. Maybe she's preparing for her future role in running the country!
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:51 PM
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Orientation Week commences at UBD
Article: Borneo Bulletin

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This must be quite exciting for Sarah. I see her parents and Prince Wudood in the pictures but was the Crown Prince present as well?
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:32 PM
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Good luck sarah! It must be tough to be a university student and at the same time being groomed to be the future queen. If you need any help in economics, i wouldn't mind helping, just give a shout!
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:45 PM
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Rock, Sarah, Rock!

anyone can post some HRH Sarah with out her "tudung"? she looks more pretty and cute with out it... anyone?

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Old 08-02-2006, 09:20 PM
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Check my answer in one of my messages above, Miss_Miracles_ . And you'll also find a little discussion about the whole "tudung-scarf-hijab" thing.

Vanesa.
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:16 AM
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FYI, The girl next to Sarah is PA Wadood's wife.
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:17 AM
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mena is older than her by 2 years. is she an incoming freshman too?
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:24 PM
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Actually Mena is older than Sarah by 3 years. She's a freshman in UBD too yea though I don't know what course she's reading.
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