Move over, Prince Harry — there’s a new royal heartthrob in town. The internet has gone crazy over Brunei royal HRH Prince Abdul Mateen!
Thailand Tatler first picked up on this tan prince, who’s easily one of the most eligible bachelors in Asia. Thanks to the internet, word continues to spread about this dashing young prince who graces his fans with updates from an active Instagram account.
Prince Mateen is 25, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and can clearly rock a suit, but there’s more to this stylish, dark, and handsome monarch that’s steadily capturing the hearts of girls all over Asia, as well as around the world. Don’t believe me? Then ask his 391,000 followers on Instagram. Here are some facts about this sun-kissed Prince Charming that is sending everyone into some major Cinderella fantasies:
He’s the tenth child of Hassanah Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei.
Prince Mateen was born on August 10, 1991 to Hassanal, Sultan of Brunei (aka the king), and his former second wife, Mariam. Whoever gets to be his lucky girlfriend will have to do some serious mingling with a large family!
He’s fourth in line for the Bruneian crown.
Being the fourth son can make one’s claim to the throne rather distant (the Sultan has seven daughters and five sons), so although your dreams of becoming the Bruneian Kate Middleton may be crushed, this just means that your relationship won’t face as much pressure. Woohoo!
Prince Mateen loves the sports and outdoors.
To keep up with this royal, you’ll need to have lots of energy. Prince Mateen, who’s a lieutenant in the Brunei armed forces, loves to keep fit and has a huge sense of adventure — just check out his Instagram feed where he’s seen hiking up mountains or diving in blue seas. Like a true prince, Mateen is a skilled polo player, but also dabbles in other sports such as boxing and football. And did we mention he skis and knows how to fly a plane too?
The prince is one smart fellow.
Aside from his looks and physical prowess, Prince Mateen has an educational background befitting of his stature. He graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England after undergoing a grueling military training, the very same school that Princes Harry and William and the Sultan himself attended.
Prince Mateen also just graduated with a Masters Degree in International Diplomacy at SOAS, University in London. Looks like we’ve got a diplomat in the making!
Being a royal has its perks, with travelling around the world being one of them. Prince Mateen has an enviable Instagram feed that shows him conquering the most diverse of terrains: from tropical beaches to snow-filled mountains. Any chance his Highness might pay a royal visit to the Philippines soon?
There’s one place better than Amanpulo, Prince Mateen: my house.
Let us know: is Prince Mateen your newest Prince Charming? Share your thoughts in the comments section!