Brunei’s decision to implement Sharia law has put this tiny southeast Asian monarchy in the centre of global media attention. However, there is more to Brunei than just Sharia Law and like any other monarchy, Brunei’s royals have always covered media space because of their wealth and style.
The 25-year-old prince, who is considered to the most eligible single royal, is pretty much like your average guy, except he plays polo, flies private jets and has a killer jawline.
Naturally, he’s killing it on Instagram, where he has nearly 400,000 followers.
The prince graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2011 as a Second Lieutenant.
He was also awarded a Master’s Degree in Arts from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies last year.
Prince Mateen is the fourth son of Brunei’s ruler, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who has an estimated fortune of $20 billion.
The Sultan has seven daughters and five sons.
“I have a really big family, but I’m closest to my elder brother and two sisters. We do everything together,” Prince Mateen told GQ
He also appears to be fond of animals, though we’re not entirely sure how legal it is to own tiger and leopard cubs.
Needless to say, most of the comments left on his photos are by swooning girls.
But what does he look for in a partner?
“I would say someone who is genuine and real. Someone who is very simple, that’s what I like,” he said.