JOHOR BARU: A source close to the Johor Royal palace has revealed that the wedding plans of Tunku Tun Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, daughter of Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, have been two years in the making.
The source disclosed that since the news was officially announced by the Johor Royal Council yesterday, the princess has been flooded by messages from well-wishers on social media. A significant proportion of the messages were also directed at the 31-year-old princess' husband-to-be, Dennis Muhammad Abdullah, 28, from The Netherlands, whom many find extremely dashing.
Born Dennis Verbaas on May 1, 1989, the former semi-professional footballer and former marketing manager of the JDT Concept Store and Café, as well as the Tampines Rovers Football Club in Singapore, embraced Islam on May 31, 2015.
“I know Dennis and I can tell you he is very handsome. He's an ordinary guy from a small town in the Netherlands.
"The couple share a common love for sports and fashion. In my opinion, they make a dashing couple and I am sure they will be very happy together," she said.
The source also revealed that the lovebirds chose the date of Aug 14 for their wedding as it will also be the day the Permaisuri Johor, Raja Zarith Sofia, turns 58.
"The couple (want it to be a) day of double celebration," the source added.
In his official Facebook page, Sultan Ibrahim confirmed that Aug 14 was chosen as the wedding date, as he wants to celebrate the two most important women in his life – his only daughter and his wife.