The SEA Games 2017 is full of hunks, and we’re so glad that Brunei’s Prince Abdul Mateen Bolkiah is among them. The dashing prince, who is sixth in line to the Brunei throne, represented his country in the equestrian polo events at the 29th Kuala Lumpur SEA Games (KL2017) yesterday.
He is among the Brunei royals listed in Brunei’s polo team – which include his elder sister Princess Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah, 33, Pengiran Muda Bahar Bolkiah, 36, Pengiran Muda Abdul Qawi, 43 and Faiq Jefri Bolkiah,19.
His sister, Princess Azemah added that the Brunei polo team sent for the SEA Games was a new team and competing here for their first experience abroad, “We’re looking forward to the competition as all teams consist professional players. It is our first experience joining the SEA Games and I think other teams are very competitive.”
Both the professional polo players also expressed hope that weather would be fine during the competition and throughout the games. “If it rains, it is going to cause some hindrance. If it rains heavily, it will be dangerous. If it does not rain, it would be safe to play,” said the princess.
The opening polo match between Malaysia and Brunei yesterday (22nd Aug) at Putrajaya Equestrian Park, saw Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin facing off against a number of royalties from Brunei.
On the matter, both Princess Azemah and Prince Mateen said that whoever would be their opponent, a game was still a game. “If you get out there as a sportsmen, we leave everything off the field,” said Princess Azemah while Prince Mateen added, “It does not matter if they were royalties, it is going to be just a polo game.”
The picture above shows Malaysia’s very own daddy
a.k.a abah Khairy Jamaluddin falling off his horse during their equestrian polo match against Brunei.
As the main man overseeing the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, the pressure was on for Khairy to be competition-ready and to perform despite his responsibilities. “Well it’s a big honour to play for Malaysia. It’s different when you put on the Malaysia jersey, with the ‘Jalur Gemilang’ (national flag) there. And being sports minister, the weight of expectation is tremendous,” he said.
In addition, the dreamy prince caused *quite* a stir at the games venue when he emerged from his team’s tent after the Brunei equestrian polo team’s practice match against Singapore on Sunday evening. Being a good sport, he walked over for an impromptu meet and greet session with members of the public.
As can be seen in the viral video making the rounds on social media, the crowd went wild with female fans cheering and screaming as the affable prince shook hands and posed for selfies.
What’s more, it has also been reported that one Twitter user (who cannot be named), revealed that her ovary exploded due to meeting the handsome royal face-to-face last Sunday.
In the end, Team Malaysia emerges victorious in Sea Games 2017 VIP polo battle against Brunei, with match scores of 12 – 4. A reporter named Sumisha Naidu live tweeted the whole event. Click on the twitter link below for the full rundown.
— Sumisha Naidu (@sumishanaidu) August 22, 2017
Having said that, some of our writers (me!) also thinks that Prince Mateen is truly exceptional. I mean.. Prince William and Harry who? Those British royals ain’t got nothing on this guy.
Check out the prince’s best photos taken from his Instagram account here 💛