JOHOR BARU: Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim married 21-year-old Che Khaleeda Bustamam at Istana Bukit Serene in a private ceremony here on Friday.
The akad nikah (solemnisation) ceremony was performed by Johor mufti Datuk Mohd Tahrir Samsudin.
Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar and his royal consort Raja Zarith Sofiah together with their children were present.
After the ceremony, Sultan Ibrahim and Raja Zarith were seen leaving the palace grounds around 11.45am.
Some 15 minutes later, both Tunku Ismali, 30, and Che Puan Khaleeda left the palace grounds. They waved to pressmen waiting outside the palace gates.
Earlier, the groom arrived at the palace gates at 10am in his Rolls-Royce Phantom with police escort. State leaders including Johor exco members and invited guests arrived at the Istana Bukit Serene ariund 8am.-The Star