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Prince Azim

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His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim (Malay: Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Duli Pengiran Muda Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim) (born 29 July 1982), known as just Prince Azim, is the second born prince of His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. He is the third in line to succeed the throne of Brunei.  Azim is the eldest child of the Sultan of Brunei Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and Pengiran Isteri Hajah Mariam. He is one of twelve siblings. He was educated at St. Andrew’s School, Brunei, International School Brunei and Rosyth Primary School (Singapore), Raffles Institution (Singapore), Leighton Park School (Berkshire, England) and then at Oxford Brookes University(Oxford, England).

Prince Azim is known internationally, famous for throwing lavish parties. In the past, Azim has thrown parties with guest lists that have included Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Scarlett Johansson. His birthday party in 2009 was dubbed the “Party of the Year”. The guest list included Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Sophia Loren, Joan Collins and Faye Dunaway.

Locally, Prince Azim is a benevolent prince who cares for the society. He has been accompanying royal visits to seminars, including the ‘International Seminar on Understanding the Ahli Sunnah Wal Jama’ah’ held in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Da’wah Centre’.  Prince Azim also launched the Coworth Park Hotel, a BIA-owned property in Berkshire, London.

In May 2011, Prince Azim said that the autistic should be treated with respect, ‘as would to any of your family members’.

He fills his time with charity work, mostly seen helping with the handicapped societies. Most notably, he was the guest of honour at the “Seeing is Believing” fundraiser in Brunei, which raises awareness about caring for the blind; and also the Sounds of Hope charity concert which raises awareness about poverty in Brunei.

In 2007, he walked on the catwalk for Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief which raised money to aid those who were affected by the natural disasters and flooding in the UK.

In 2009, he designed unisex weekend bags for MCM. The proceeds went to the Make A Wish Foundation UK, a charity in which he is one of the patrons.

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