Tuanku Fauziah

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Tuanku Fauziah
Raja Permaisuri Agong (Queen of Malaysia) and Raja Perempuan of Perlis
Reign 17 April 2000 - present
Coronation 17 April 2000
Born (1946-06-06) 6 June 1946 (age 67)
Birthplace Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Consort to DYMM Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamallulail
Issue Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra ibni Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin
Sharifah Fazira binti Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin
Royal House Perlis
Father Almarhum Tengku Temenggong Tengku Abdul Rashid ibni AlMarhum Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alam Shah of Terengganu
Mother Almarhum Tengku Putri binti Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim Petra of Kelantan

Tuanku Fauziah binti Tengku Abdul Rashid, D.K., S.S.P.J., S.P.M.P., is the current Raja Perempuan of Perlis. She also served as the Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia from 2001 till December 12, 2006.

Tuanku Fauziah is a princess of the royal houses of Terengganu on her father's side and Kelantan on her mother's side. Tuanku Fauziah is the daughter of Yang Amat Mulia Almarhum Tengku Temenggong Tengku Abdul Rashid ibni AlMarhum Sultan Sulaiman of Terengganu and Yang Amat Mulia Almarhum Tengku Petri binti Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim of Kelantan. Her father granted the title of Tengku Temenggong by the Sultan of Kelantan,[1] Sultan Ibrahim Petra. She was born on June 6, 1946, and spent her early years in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

Early years[edit]

As a student at Zainab English School, Tuanku Fauziah enjoyed recreation and sports such as stage acting, netball and rounders.

At the very young age of 17, she became engaged to Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, who at that time was still studying in the United Kingdom. In order to prepare her for her future role of consort to the heir and later to the ruler, she was invited to stay with her future husband's family while they lived at Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia. During her stay with her future in laws, she made trips back to Kelantan whenever necessary.

Marriage[edit]

On February 15, 1967, Tuanku Fauziah was given in marriage to Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin who was then the Raja Muda of Perlis. In recognition of her new position, she was conferred the prestigious Seri Paduka Mahkota Perlis (SPMP) award by her new father-in-law, the late Tuanku Syed Putra, eight months later. On April 30, 1968, the princess was officially created "Duli yang Teramat Mulia Raja Puan Muda Perlis".

As a young bride, Tuanku Fauziah accompanied her husband on all his postings as a junior military officer. However two years later, she returned to Perlis for good when Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin decided to take on his official role as Crown Prince of the State.

Becoming Queen[edit]

Her Royal Highness Tuanku Fauziah was officially declared "Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Perempuan Perlis" on July 14, 2000. On December 12, 2001, HRH Tuanku Fauziah was officially declared as "Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong" when her husband Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin became the 12th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

Royal Family[edit]

Tuanku Fauziah is the mother of a son, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra, Raja Muda, and Sharifah Fazira, Tengku Puteri Mahkota. She is close to her only daughter-in-law, Lailatul Shahreen, Raja Puan Muda and only son-in-law, Mohammad Yaakob.

She is also related to the Royal Pattani family in southern Thailand.

Honours[edit]

See also : List of honours of the Perlis Royal Family by country

She has been awarded:[2]

Honours of Perlis[edit]

Honours of Malaysia[edit]

Foreign Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.royalark.net/Malaysia/treng12.htm
  2. ^ The Royal Ark, Perlis genealogical details, p.5
  3. ^ Raja Perempuan Perlis, Tuanku Tengku Fauziah

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Tuanku Siti Aishah
(Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor)
Raja Permaisuri Agong
(Queen of Malaysia)
Succeeded by
Tuanku Nur Zahirah
(Sultanah Terengganu)