18 Oct '11, 11am

Pictures: Indonesian princess weds in historical sultanate

Pictures: Indonesian princess weds in historical sultanate

Princess Nurastuti Wijareni, centre, 25, married 29-year-old Achmad Ubaidillah (right) in a traditional Javanese-Muslim ceremony attended by more than 2,000 guests that included the Indonesian president. -- PHOTO: REUTERS JAKARTA (AFP) - An Indonesian princess married her prince on Tuesday in the historical sultanate of Yogyakarta. Princess Nurastuti Wijareni, 25, married 29-year-old Achmad Ubaidillah in a traditional Javanese-Muslim ceremony attended by more than 2,000 guests that included the Indonesian president. Yogyakarta, around 400km south-east of Jakarta in the centre of Java island, is one of Indonesia's last remaining sultanates, where the sultan acts also as the special region's governor. The groom, a commoner, works at the office of Indonesia's vice-president. Photo gallery Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered b...

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