Tengku Ampuan Afzan

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Afzan
Raja Permaisuri Agong VII
Tengku Ampuan of Pahang
Raja Permaisuri Agong
Reign 26 April 1979 – 25 April 1984
Installation 10 July 1980
Predecessor Tengku Zainab
Successor Sultanah Zanariah
Tengku Ampuan of Pahang
Reign 8 May 1974 - 29 June 1988
Coronation 6 May 1975
Predecessor Tengku Ampuan Fatimah
Successor Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom
Born (1932-12-04)4 December 1932
Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
Died 29 June 1988(1988-06-29) (aged 55)
Istana Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Burial Royal Mausoleum, Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
Spouse Ahmad Shah of Pahang
Issue Tengku Meriam
Tengku Muhaini
Tengku Aishah
Tengku Abdullah
Tengku Abdul Rahman
Tengku Fatimah
Tengku Shahariah
Full name
Tengku Afzan binti Tengku Muhammad (at birth)
House House of Pahang
Father Tengku Panglima Perang Tengku Muhammad
Mother Tengku Hajjah Mandak
Religion Sunni Islam

Tengku Ampuan Afzan binti Almarhum Tengku Panglima Perang Muhammad was the former Tengku Ampuan or Queen of Pahang. She also served as Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia between 26 April 1979 and 25 April 1984.

Early life[edit]

Born on 4 December 1932 in Kuala Terengganu, she is the fourth child of HRH Tengku Muhammad ibni Almarhum Sultan Ahmad Al-Mu’adzam Shah and HRH Tengku Hajah Mandak binti Tengku Mustafa, and the granddaughter of HRH Almarhum Sultan Ahmad Shah, the first Sultan of Pahang.

Her father, the son of Sultan Ahmad of Pahang, served as Chief Minister of Terengganu before returning to Pahang to hold the same post.

Tengku Hajah Afzan received her early education at the Malay Girls’ School in Pekan. She also received private tuition in English.

Marriage and Becoming Queen[edit]

On 22 April 1955, at the age of 22, she married Ahmad Shah, Crown Prince of Pahang, at Kuala Lipis and became the Tengku Ampuan of Pahang. She gave birth to seven children, two boys and five girls, and they are Tengku Meriam, Tengku Muhaini, Tengku Aishah, Tengku Abdullah, Crown Prince of Pahang, Tengku Abdul Rahman, Tengku Nong Fatimah and Tengku Shahariah.

In 1974, when Ahmad Shah ascended to the throne of Pahang, she became his queen consort (Tengku Ampuan). She was Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia (queen consort of the elected leader) between 1979 and 1984.

Death[edit]

Tengku Afzan died of cancer on 29 June 1988. She was laid to rest at the Pahang Royal Mausoleum near Abu Bakar Royal Mosque in Pekan, Pahang.

Honours[edit]

She has been awarded :[1]

Honours of Pahang[edit]

National and Sultanal Honour[edit]

Foreign Honour[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Tengku Zainab
(Raja Perempuan of Kelantan)
Raja Permaisuri Agong
(Queen of Malaysia)
Succeeded by
Tengku Zanariah
(Sultanah of Johor)