Prince Mateen of Brunei

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'Abdul Mateen
عبد المتين (Jawi)
Prince of Brunei
BornAbdul mateen
Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
FatherHassanal Bolkiah
MotherPuan Mariam binti Abdul Aziz
OccupationArmy Officer, Polo Player
Sports career
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

'Abdul Mateen (Malay: Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Abdul Mateen; born 10 August 1991) is the tenth child and fourth son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei by his former second wife, Puan Mariam binti Abdul Aziz, who is half Bruneian, a quarter Japanese and a quarter English.[1]


Prince 'Abdul Mateen ibni Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah
Born10 August 1991
AllegianceBrunei Darussalam
Service/branchRoyal Brunei Armed Forces
Years of service2010 - present
AwardsRAF Wing Badge (2018)

Prince 'Abdul Mateen received his primary education at the St. Andrew’s school. He continued his secondary education at the Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College and Jerudong International School, both are the top schools in Brunei.

In May 2010 Prince 'Abdul Mateen was admitted to the Commissioning Course for Regular Army Officers along with 200 recruits in Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

In April 2011 Prince 'Abdul Mateen graduated from the commissioning course as an officer cadet of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom and promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant.

In July 2014 Prince 'Abdul Mateen the Bachelor of Arts in International Politics from King's College London was conferred on him at the Barbican Centre in London.

In July 2016 Prince 'Abdul Mateen was awarded a Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy from The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

In March 2018 Prince 'Abdul Mateen was qualified as a helicopter pilot in Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury, in which his father HM Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei awarded him a RAF Wing Badge.[2]


Prince 'Abdul Mateen has represented his country in polo at the 2017 and 2019 Southeast Asian Games.[3]

Titles and Styles[edit]

Styles of
The Prince of Brunei
Emblem of Brunei.svg
Reference styleHis Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness
Alternative styleDuli Yang Teramat Mulia

In Malay, his full title is Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda 'Abdul Mateen ibni Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah

In English, the translation of the full title is His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen son of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin


He has been awarded :[citation needed]

National Honours[edit]



  1. ^ “ Sultan of Brunei's ex-wife and the £2m con” The Telegraph [12-07-2007]
  2. ^ "Prince Mateen cleared for takeoff". The Scoop. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Brunei royals flattered as fans travel to Batangas to watch them play polo". GMA News. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  4. ^ Family photo

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