Minggu, 16 Desember 2018

UN Diplomat Proposes to Sultan Daughter

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  • Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X' 4th daughter, GRA Nurabra Juwita and Angger Pribadi Prabowo, Staff of Management Bureau of the United Nations office. Yogyakarta, (20/6). Tempo/Shinta

    Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X' 4th daughter, GRA Nurabra Juwita and Angger Pribadi Prabowo, Staff of Management Bureau of the United Nations office. Yogyakarta, (20/6). Tempo/Shinta

    TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta - A marriage proposal ceremony of GRA Nurabra Juwita, fourth daughter of Yogyakarta Sultan, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, was held privately. As requested, the media were not able to cover the proposal process. After the ceremony, the palace family held a press conference.

    Angger Pribadi Prabowo and family arrived at Kilen palace at 10.00 local time. They met the Sultan’s family for a marriage proposal ceremony for 90 minutes. Sultan’s step brother, Gusti Bendara Pangeran Haryo Prabukusumo and Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Bendara (known as Jeng Reni) accompanied the couple during the press conference.

    Gusti Bendara Pangeran Haryo Prabukusumo said, "During the ceremony, Angger’s family proposed to Sultan's daughter through a letter." Jeng Reni continued, according to the Palace's tradition, the letter would be responded later. Therefore, they have yet to set a wedding date. "We have to wait for the reply first," she said at Keraton Kilen, Thursday, June 20. 

    Angger Pribadi Prabowo met GRA Nurabra Juwita (called Abra) for the first time at a reunion gathering of Public High School 3, Yogyakarta. Abra and Angger were both alumni and she was 10-year younger than him. 

    Angger is now working as a staff of Management Bureau of the United Nations. He lives in New York. Angger is the son of Colonel Cavalry (Ret) Sigim Mahmud. The oldest son of three was born in Kudus, Central Java. His family used to live in the army residential complex, Demak Ijo, Yogyakarta, in 1992. Angger said to be close to Abra's family. "I have known Abra for twelve years." 

    Angger and Abra were getting closer when they were both living in the U.S. Abra was on a training, majoring in economy development at a university in Washington, and Angger was studying in New Jersey. "Her mother, Kanjeng Ratu, asked me to take her to the university," he said, commenting on how the two have been together since. 

    SHINTA MAHARANI