Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Princely title of Perak

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Since the proclamation of Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah as the Sultan of Perak, the Royal Council of Perak has convened to determined the new position in the State's Line of Succession. The Prince in the line of succession are bestowed a Princely title unique to their post. Since 1953, the title are, Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Di Hilir of Perak, Raja Kecil Besar of Perak, Raja Kecil Sulong of Perak, Raja Kecil Tengah of Perak, and Raja Kecil Bongsu of Perak. When the upper seat vacant, the lower seat will move upward. The new line of succession to the throne of Perak according to the meeting by the Royal Council on 20th June 2014 is as follows.


HRH the Sultan of Perak


Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, The 35th Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan

The Sultan of Perak is the title for the reigning monarch. The State of Perak was founded by Sultan Muzaffar Shah, a prince to Sultan Mahmud Shah of Malacca. The other prince of Sultan Mahmud, Alauddin Riayat Shah founded the state of Johor in the south. The current Sultan is Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbudin Shah. He is the 35th Sultan of Perak while his father was the 34th Sultan of Perak. His reign started officially in 2014.


HRH the Raja Muda of Perak (Crown Prince of Perak)


Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Jaafar bin Raja Muda Musa

Raja Muda are the princely title reserved for the heir apparent to the throne. Literally means Crown Prince. The incumbent Raja Muda of Perak is Raja Jaafar bin Almarhum Raja Muda Musa


HRH Raja Di Hilir of Perak


Raja Di Hilir Perak, Raja Iskandar Dzulkarnain

Raja Di Hilir of Perak is the title reserved for the second in line to the throne. Previously, the second in line is style as Raja Bendahara. Nevertheless, the title was abolished. The current holder for the title Raja Iskandar Dzulkarnain ibni Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah II.


HRH Raja Kecil Besar of Perak


Raja Azlan Muzaffar Shah (front) with his parent.

Raja Kecil Besar of Perak is the title reserved for third in line to the throne. Previously, the third in line to the throne is style as Raja Di Hilir. The current holder is Raja Azlan Muzaffar Shah ibni Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.


HRH Raja Kecil Sulong


Raja Kecil Sulong is the title for the 4th in line to the throne. The previous holder is Raja Ashman Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Shah.The position is currently vacant due to the death of Raja Asman Shah on 30th March 2012.


HRH Raja Kecil Tengah



Raja Ahmad Nazim Azlan Shah (right) and Raja Ashman (left)

Raja Kecil Tengah is the title for the 5th in line to the throne. The current holder is Raja Ahmad Nazim Azlan Shah bin Raja Ashman, grandson to Sultan Azlan Shah.


HRH Raja Kecil Bongsu


It is the most junior title in the line of succession. For some unknown reason, the seat is currently vacant.

3 comments:

Muhamad syukri dzun nurin said...

good job radin...

Radin87 said...

Thanks.. (^_^)

Tink (Phill and KC Tinkler) said...

I had the rare privilege of yacht racing with HRH Raja Ashman in the mid 80's and often think back to those halcyon days. Pray he remains in perfect health and humour.

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