Queen Saleha of Brunei

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This is a Malay name; the name Mohamed Alam is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Saleha. The Arabic word "bin" ("b.") or "binti"/"binte" ("bt."/"bte."), if used, means "son of" or "daughter of" respectively.
Raja Isteri (Queen Consort) of Brunei Darussalam
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Raja Isteri of Brunei
Tenure 4 October 1967 – Present
Coronation 1 August 1968
Born (1947-10-07)7 October 1947
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei-Muara District, Brunei
Spouse Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah
(m. 1965)
Issue Princess Rashidah
Princess Muta-Wakkilah
Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah
Princess Majeedah
Princess Hafizah
Prince 'Abdul Malik
Full name
Hajah Saleha binti Haji Mohamed Alam
House House of Bolkiah
Father Pengiran Anak Mohammad Alam
Mother Pengiran Anak Besar
Religion Sunni Islam
Bruneian Royal Family
Personal Emblem of the Sultan of Brunei.svg

HM The Sultan
HM The Queen

Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam is the Queen consort[1] of Brunei as the wife of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the current Sultan of Brunei. She was the daughter of Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammad Alam and Pengiran Anak Besar.

Early life[edit]

Saleha was born at Kampong Sumbiling, Jalan Istana Darussalam in Brunei Town (now Bandar Seri Begawan), Brunei Darussalam on 7 October 1946.

Saleha had her early education through private tuition at the surau (a large prayer hall) of Istana Darul Hana. She also attended religious classes. She furthered her secondary education at Sekolah Tinggi Perempuan Raja Isteri (STPRI) in Bandar Seri Begawan until 1965.

Marriage and family life[edit]

On 28 July 1965, Saleha married her paternal 1st cousin Crown Prince Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, son of her father's sister.[2]

Saleha has two sons and four daughters. She has 11 grandchildren, (5 from her daughter Princess Rashidah, 3 from her son Crown Prince Billah, 2 from her daughter Princess Majeedah and one from her daughter Princess Hafizah) and her eldest son is the Crown Prince of Brunei.

Saleha's younger sister, Pengiran Anak Hajah Damit, died from cancer, aged 51, on 19 August 2007.

Social contributions[edit]

Saleha is the Patron to various organisations including the Women's Institute (WI), Pertiwi Association, PEKERTI, the Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam, the Brunei Government Senior Officers Wives Welfare Association (BISTARI), the Women's Council of Brunei Darussalam, The Women Graduates' Association, and the Brunei Shell Women Association.

Hobbies and interests[edit]

Being a lover of nature, Saleha has a fruit garden, a fish pond and a bird park. Her hobbies include reading, playing badminton as well as traditional Bruneian games such as Congkak and Pasang.

Titles and styles[edit]

Styles of
Raja Isteri Saleha of Brunei
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Reference style Her Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
  • 7 October 1946 – 29 July 1965: Her Highness Princess Saleha.
  • 29 July 1965 – 4 October 1967: Her Royal Highness Princess Saleha, The Crown Princess (Pengiran Anak Isteri) of Brunei.
  • 4 October 1967 – present: Her Majesty Queen Saleha, The Queen (Raja Isteri) of Brunei.


See also List of honours of the Bruneian Royal Family by country

She has been awarded :[3]

National honours[edit]

Foreign honours[edit]



External links[edit]

Queen Saleha of Brunei
Born: 07 October 1947
Royal titles
Preceded by
Princess Anak Damit of Brunei
Queen Consort of Brunei
1967 - Present