Tengku Puteri Jihan looking lovely in Queen's baju kurung

Last update: 30/07/2019

By Siti Radzeah Rahmat

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 (Bernama) -- The ivory-white baju kurung worn by Tengku Puteri Jihan Azizah ‘Athiyatullah at the Installation Ceremony of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara today caught the attention of the guests, bringing back memories of her grandfather’s installation 35 years ago.

The youngest child of Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, became the focus of cameramen who scrambled to take photos of her at the historic moment.

The baju kurung made of Dutch satin with French lace was what her mother Tunku Azizah wore when she attended the installation ceremony of her late father Almarhum Sultan Iskandar of Johor as the Eighth Yang di-Pertuan Agong in November 1984.

When met, Tengku Puteri Jihan, 17, told Bernama that she was proud and comfortable wearing her mother’s baju kurung.

"I feel proud. Mother said she bought the material in London and wore the dress  when she was 23. It had to be loosened a little bit at the hips,” she said

Famed fashion designer Datuk Rizalman Ibrahim who has 15 years’ experience as tailor to Tunku Azizah and her children, was given the task of altering the Queen’s baju kurung to suit Tengku Puteri Jihan.

The ceremony today which was full of the traditions of the Malay Rulers marks the start of Sultan Abdullah’s term as the Head of State for five years.