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Prince Mateen of Brunei’s Epic Wedding: What We Know So Far

Brunei is set to host one of the most opulent weddings as Prince Abdul Mateen, the 32-year-old son of the Sultan of Brunei, prepares to tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Dayang Anisha Rosnah, in a dazzling 10-day celebration.

The engagement announcement by the sultan of Brueni in October set the stage for a royal spectacle. On New Year’s Day, Prince Mateen shared a glimpse of the festivities with his 2.5 million Instagram followers. Featuring a striking photo of the couple, Prince Mateen, dressed in a sharp blue suit, exuded elegance. Meanwhile, Dayang Anisha stood beside him in a chic cream pantsuit, hands crossed to showcase her sizable diamond engagement ring. The couple’s New Year post showcased Prince Mateen’s suave style and Anisha’s radiant charm.

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Prince Mateen shared a photo of him and Dayang Anisha on his Instagram.

Prince Mateen: The Royal Bachelor and Beyond

The road to this grand celebration has offered rare glimpses into Prince Abdul Mateen’s personal life. In a previous interview with GQ Thailand, Prince Abdul Mateen shared his preference for a genuine and simple partner. The Prince, known for his understated social presence, described himself as “weird but in a good way” and “sweet and simple.”

Prince Mateen is the fourth son and 10th child of Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, the Sultan and Prime Minister. Despite being sixth in line to the throne, he has accompanied his father on numerous state trips worldwide. Regarded as one of South-East Asia’s most eligible bachelors, he is an accomplished helicopter pilot in the Royal Brunei Air Force with the rank of major. Prince Mateen also holds a Bachelor of Arts in international politics from King’s College London. A skilled polo player, he represented Brunei at the South-East Asian Games in 2017 and 2019.

Prince Mateen’s Soon-to-Be Bride: Dayang Anisha Rosnah

Dayang Anisha Rosnah, the granddaughter of the Sultan’s special advisor, Pehin Dato Isa, adds a touch of grace to the royal union. Allegedly, she manages the fashion label Silk Collective and is a co-owner of a tourism enterprise named Authentirary. The couple dated for several years and has been seen together at various events. This includes Prince Mateen’s sister Princess Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah’s wedding last year. Anisha was recently at the Khatam Al-Quran ceremony, donning a custom bridal white gown by Teh Firdaus.

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Dayang Anisha Rosnah. Credit: @tehfirdaus/Instagram

Brunei’s Royal Calendar: A Month of Celebrations

January holds special significance for the Brunei royals, marked by notable weddings. Princess Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah’s nuptials to Prince Bahar ibni Jefri Bolkiah took place last January, preceding Princess Fadzilah Lubabul’s grand ceremony in January 2022.

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Prince Mateen and Dayang Anisha at the wedding of Prince Bahar ibni Jefri Bolkiah and Princess Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah. Credit: @tmski/Instagram

The Unveiling of the Grand Celebration

The 10-day celebration of Prince Mateen and Anisha’s wedding will commence with the ceremonial proposal of marriage to receive the Royal Command, featuring performances by royal court musicians. The exchange of marriage vows is scheduled at the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque on January 11 2024.

The much-awaited festivities on January 14 will include a royal wedding reception, a parade around Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei’s capital, and a glittering royal banquet, hosting guests from around the world.

The Royal Union: A Blend of Tradition and Modernity

Prince Mateen and Dayang Anisha’s forthcoming union seamlessly intertwines Brunei’s rich royal heritage with the personal narratives of the couple, presenting a fusion of tradition and contemporary elements. Speculated to be among the distinguished international guests are Britain’s Prince and Princess of Wales, along with Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Rajwa.

As the royal city of Bandar Seri Begawan prepares for this majestic affair, excitement mounts for an event that not only symbolizes the union of two individuals but also showcases the rich cultural tapestry of Brunei on the global stage.

Text by Nur Maisarah Putri

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