Wednesday, May 4, 2011

About: HRH Raja Muda of Perak

Raja Dr Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah (born 27 November 1956 in Penang, Malaysia) is the Raja Muda of Perak. He is the eldest son of the current Sultan of Perak,Sultan Azlan Muhibbudin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuff Izzudin Shah Ghafarullahu-lahu and the Raja Permaisuri of Perak Tuanku Bainun Binti Mohd. Ali.
Raja Nazrin has an academic and intellectual background with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.
He also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of government, Harvard; and Ph.D in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.
He was proclaimed the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Perak on 15 April 1984, taking over from his father, Sultan Azlan Shah, who just two weeks earlier became the Sultan of Perak.

Raja Nazrin's full name including official titles is as below:
Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Muda Perak Darul Ridzuan Raja Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin D.K., D.K.II (Selangor), D.K.S.A, S.P.C.M, S.P.T.S, S.P.M.P. (Perlis), Ph.D (Harvard).
He was appointed Regent of Perak when his father became the ninth Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 1989 to 1994.

The Raja Muda of Perak married Zara Salim Davidson at Istana Iskandariah, Bukit Chandan, on 17 May 2007. This was announced by the Comptroller of the Perak royal household, Raja Datuk Seri Mansur Raja Razman.
Raja Nazrin and Zara have known each other for eight years.
A day after the solemnisation of their vows, there was a special proclamation ceremony to bestow Zara with the official title of Raja Puan Besar of Perak. Sultan Azlan Shah had consented to the proclamation of Raja Nazrin’s bride Zara Salim Davidson as the Raja Puan Besar of Perak and the conferment of the Darjah Kerabat on her.
The royal wedding reception took place on 19 May 2007.

The first child of the couple, Raja Azlan Muzaffar Shah, was born on 14 March 2008. Their first daughter, Raja Nazira Safya was born on 2nd August 2011.

Raja Nazrin Shah and Tuanku Zara with their children Raja Azlan Muzaffar Shah and Raja Nazira Safya after the investiture ceremony in conjunction with the Sultan of Perak's Birthday

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