MANILA — An actual prince is in the country as one of the athletes competing in the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games).
Prince Abdul Mateen Bolkiah of Brunei, son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, is part of the Sultanate’s polo team which clinched an early victory in the sporting event.
The Brunei team, which also includes Prince Mateen’s sister, Princess Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah, won over the Philippines’ polo bets on November 24 at the Inigo Zobel Polo Facility.
They’re looking to take home gold after Brunei settled for bronze against defending champion Malaysia in the 2017 SEA Games.
Aside from the game last Sunday, the Brunei royalties were a draw for some Filipinos who were at the Calatagan, Batangas venue.
Going by his posts on Instagram where he has over a million followers, Prince Mateen is not only active in polo but is also skilled in a variety of sports and activities.
On top of his royal duties, Prince Mateen is a second lieutenant owing to his commissioning officer course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, a frequent participant in the Singapore F1 Night Race, a certified helicopter pilot, and a guitar player, among others.
Here’s a look at Prince Mateen’s royal lifestyle, in photos: