Azrinaz Mazhar Hakim
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23 September 1979 |
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Spouse||Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
(m. 2005; div. 2010)
Fairos Khan Abdul Hamid
|Issue||Prince 'Abdul Wakeel
Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah
|Father||Hakim Mazhar bin Mohammad Johar|
|Mother||Fauziah binti Abdullah Mansoor|
|Bruneian Royal Family|
Azrinaz Mazhar binti Hakim Mazhar formerly Bruneian Pengiran Isteri (Princess Consort) Azrinaz Mazhar (born 23 September 1979) is the Malaysian-born and previously the third wife of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei. She is the second child of Hakim Mazhar Mohd Johar and Fauziah Abdullah Mansoor.
Azrinaz, who is fondly known as Naz, started work as a broadcast journalist with Malaysian television channel TV3 (Malaysia) in 1997. She won TV3’s "Most Promising Journalist" award in 2000 and received the MIIM Alumni Award in 2002. She quit TV3 in May, saying that she wanted to "venture into other undertakings". Soon rumours were afloat that Azrinaz, 26, who used to appear on the Buletin Pagi, Berita Terkini and Buletin 1.30 news segments, had married the 58-year-old Sultan.
Azrinaz was married to Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, at a private ceremony attended by family members and close friends at the Istana Brunei (Brunei Palace). The marriage was a heavily guarded secret and was only leaked to the press much later by one of the guests. She became the third wife of the king. She was conferred the title HRH Princess Consort (Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Isteri) Azrinaz Mazhar. On June 1, 2006, she gave birth to Prince Abdul Wakeel. The pregnancy itself was also kept secret. A 21-cannon salute was fired at the vicinity of the Istana Nurul Iman to celebrate the birth. On January 28, 2008, she gave birth to Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah. Azrinaz was divorced by the Sultan of Brunei through a special announcement on June 16, 2010. Upon the announcement, her royal title, state decorations and medal of honour were withdrawn.
In May 5, 2018, Azrinaz announced on Instagram, she has tied the knot to an old friend, Fairos Khan Abdul Hamid on May 1, 2018. Their solemnisation ceremony took place at her house and attended by family members and close friends.
Children and their date of birth
|Name||Born||Place of birth||Age|
|His Royal Highness (Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Duli Pengiran Muda)
Prince Abdul Wakeel Ibni Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah
|1 June 2006||Istana Nurul Iman, Brunei||12|
|Her Royal Highness (Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Puteri)
Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah Binti Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah
|28 January 2008||Istana Nurul Iman, Brunei||10|
She has been awarded :
- Recipient of the Royal Family Order of the Crown of Brunei (DKMB, 20.8.2005, revoked after divorce).
- "Brunei Sultan divorces M'sian wife after five years". AsiaOne.
- "New bundle of joy for royal family". The Brunei Times.
- "His Majesty divorces Azrinaz Mazhar". The Brunei Times.
- Royal Ark, Brunei genealogy details p.13
- "Warisanpermaisuri" blog, Queen Saleha page with orders mentions (Dec. 2012)
- Supreme Order of the Renaissance
- "Azrinaz Mazhar (@azrinazmazharhakim) on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 20 April 2018.