Duli Yang Maha Mulia (Tuanku) Raja Perempuan
While the commoner born consort is styled as :-
Duli Yang Maha Mulia (Tuanku) Raja Permaisuri
Her Royal Highness Queen of Perak.
Below is the list of the Queen of Perak since 1874.
(1874 - 1877)
The reign of Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah I is a short one. It is unknown who is styled as the Queen of Perak during his reign before been exiled into the Seychelles.
(1877 - 1887)
It is unknown who is styled as Raja Perempuan of Perak during the reign of Sultan Yusuf. Nevertheless, Sultan Yusuf has several consorts, HH Raja Fatima binti Toh Raja Indera Bongsu, HH Raja Teh Sharifa binti Raja Sayyid Hassan, Che Zainab and Che Alang Maleka.
HRH RAJA NUTEH AISHA
(1887 - 1916)
HRH Raja Nuteh Aisha binti Sultan Yusuf Sharifuddin was the first wife of Sultan Idris. She was born before 4th October 1853. She married with Sultan Idris on 1878. She died at Istana Kasar Makmur, Kuala Kangsar on 6th October 1920.
HRH RAJA NUTEH ZAHRA
(1916 - 1918)
HRH Raja Nuteh Zahra binti almarhum Sultan Ali al-Mukammil was the second wife of Sultan Abdul Jalil. She married with Sultan Abdul Jalil in 1916 and was crowned as the ‘Raja Perempuan of Perak’ at Istana Negara, Kuala Kangsar on 7th September 1916.
HRH RAJA PUTEH UMI KALSOM
(1920 - 1938)
HRH Raja Puteh Umi Kalsom binti Raja Kulop Muhammad Kramat was the third wife of Sultan Iskandar Shah al-Kaddasullah. She was born at Kuala Dipang on 1901. She was married with Sultan Iskandar in 1920.
She later married with Tengku Adlan bin Tengku Adil. She died at Istana Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar on 9th May 1972.
HRH RAJA KHALIJA
(1938 - 1939)
HRH Raja Khalijah (standing in the front row, three from right)
HRH Raja Khalija binti almarhum Sultan Idris Mursid al-azzam Shah was the first wife of Sultan Abdul Aziz. She was born at Kuala Kangsar on 3rd March 1895. She was married with Sultan Abdul Aziz in 1911. She was crowned as ‘Raja Perempuan of Perak’ on 4th March 1939. She died from typhoid fever at Istana Iskandariah on 1st October 1939.
HRH RAJA TA’AYAH
(1948 - 1962)
HRH Raja Taa'yah was also the earliest Queen Consort to wear tudung (headscarf) in daily life.
HRH Raja Ta’ayah binti almarhum Raja Abdul Hamid was the first wife of Sultan Yusuf. She was born at Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar in 1892. She was married with Sultan Yusuf at Istana Negara, Kuala Kangsar on 7th March 1912. She was crowned as ‘Raja Perempuan of Perak’ on 17th April 1949. She died at Istana Negara, Kuala Kangsar on 18th February 1962.
HRH RAJA MUZWIN
(1963 - 1984)
HRH Raja Muzwin binti Raja Ariff Shah was the second wife of Sultan Idris Shah II. She was born on 1st March 1929. She was granted the title as ‘Raja Puan Besar’ on 24th November 1957. She was installed as ‘Raja Perempuan of Perak’ by her husband at Istana Iskandariah, Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar on 26th October 1963. She died at Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) on 6th October 2011. She resides at Riswin Palace prior of her death.
HRH RAJA PERMAISURI TUANKU BAINUN
(1984 - 2014)
HRH Tuanku Bainun binti Muhammad Ali was the wife of Sultan Azlan Shah. She was born in Penang on 7th November 1932. She was married with Sultan Azlan Shah at Penang on 9th December 1955. She was installed as ‘Raja Permaisuri of Perak’ at Istana Kinta, Kuala Kangsar on 9th December 1985.
She was installed alongside with her husband as Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia on 19th February 1988 at Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur. She served as Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia from 1988 until 1993.
HRH TUANKU ZARA
(2014 - present)
HRH Tuanku Zara binti Salim Davidson is the wife of Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah of Perak. She was born on 22nd March 1973 at Ipoh, Perak. She is the youngest and only daughter of Salim Davidson (formerly William Stanley Walker Davidson) and his wife, Her Highness Sharifah Azaliah binti Syed Omar Shahabuddin. She is the great-grandaughter of His Royal Highness Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah of Kedah through her mother. She was married to Sultan Nazrin Shah (the then Crown Prince) on 17th May 2007 at Bukit Chandan, Perak and was invested the title as Raja Puan Besar Perak (Crown Princess) on 18th May 2007. After Sultan Nazrin Shah ascension to the throne of Perak, the Dewan Negara Perak (Perak Royal Council) consented to proclaim her as the Raja Permaisuri of Perak (Queen) on 29th May 2014.