Prince Abdul Mateen Biography!! He is a member of the royal family of Brunei. He is the tenth child and fourth son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, by his former second wife, Puan Hajah Mariam binti Haji Abdul Aziz.
Prince Abdul Mateen Biography
Prince Abdul Mateen Education
Prince Abdul Mateen received his primary education at the St. Andrew’s School in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. He continued his secondary education at the Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College and Jerudong International School, both of which are the top schools in Brunei.
In July 2014, Prince Abdul Mateen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in international politics from King’s College London at the Barbican Centre in London. In July 2016, Prince Mateen was awarded a Master of Arts degree in international studies and diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Prince Abdul Mateen Career
His Military career started on 9 May 2010, Prince Mateen began his Commissioning Course for Regular Army Officers along with 200 recruits in Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. On 15 April 2011, Prince Mateen graduated from the commissioning course as an officer cadet of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom and promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant. According to a Borneo Bulletin report, Prince Mateen was promoted to a rank of a Substantive Lieutenant later on 9 July 2012. His promotion ceremony to Acting Captain was held on 31 August 2016 and would come into effect on 9 May later that year.
Prince Mateen Diplomatic Career
Following leaders’ bilateral meetings in Amman on 4 October 2018, which saw the signing of three memorandum of understanding in the areas of infrastructure, tourism, and defense in addition to a customs cooperation agreement, Brunei and Jordan reaffirmed their longstanding alliance. The negotiations were held at Al-Husseinieh Palace with participation from senior cabinet members from both nations as well as Prince Mateen and Crown Prince Al Hussein. Later on 19 October, him alongside his father attended the 12th Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Brussels, where Brunei demanded that talks to get back up a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and ASEAN.
On 22 October 2019, saw the culmination of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito’s succession to the Chrysanthemum throne in a ceremony that embodied the majesty and traditions of a 2,000-year-old monarchy. Him alongside his father attended the rituals, which marked the culmination of a transition that began with his father’s abdication earlier that year. Later on 3 November, the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits’ Opening Ceremony was attended by both father and son at Muang Thong Thani. On 19 September 2022, he and his father were present at Westminster Abbey for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s state burial.
Prince Mateen Diplomatic Career
Prince ‘Abdul Mateen has represented his country in polo at the 2017 and 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Nearly 3,000 spectators came to watch the polo game between Brunei and Malaysia during the 2017 SEA Games, with notably him and his sister, Princess Azemah facing off Malaysian Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
On 7 April 2007, the AM Gunners captained by Abdul Mateen ended in a 1–1 draw against team Projek Ikan Pusu (PIP) during a Charity football match. The match which took place at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium collected a total of B$12,192. A charity match between Mateen-led AM Gunners and Sport School was again held at the same location on 22 March 2008.
Prince Abdul Mateen Personal life
Prince Abdul Mateen and Anisha Rosnah binti Adam’s royal wedding was declared on Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s orders. On 7 January 2024, Majlis Istiadat Bersuruh Diraja will mark the beginning of the royal wedding. Anisha Rosnah is the granddaughter of Pehin Dato Isa who is the special advisor to the Sultan of Brunei. The celebration will last for ten days and include a number of religious ceremonies.
His residence is located at Istana Nurul Izzah, Jerudong.
Born:- Abdul Mateen
10 August 1991 (age 32)
Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Father:- Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Mother:- Hajah Mariam
Religion:- Sunni Islam
Education:- King’s College London (BA)
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
School of Oriental and African Studies (MA)
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