This one is a Wattpad worth story!
Prince Abdul Mateen of Brunei, who was once one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors, has now found his happily ever after with Anisha Rosnah.
Everyone is referring to this story as a book-worthy tale for a simple reason – it truly is. Anisha, being a commoner, defies the norm of royals marrying only within their own circle, HeTexted.com reports.
The unfolding of events leading up to this point reminded me of those captivating Wattpad stories, where a prince unexpectedly falls in love with a non-royal.
Prince Mateen of Brunei and his wife, Anisha, kicked off the wedding season of 2024, marking it as one of the grandest weddings of the century.
The prince joyfully celebrated his marriage to his childhood companion, who eventually became his partner, for a remarkable 10-day period, starting from January 7 until January 16.
The journey towards a happily ever after can sometimes start with a cherished childhood friendship.
They grew up together, you know? They both had relationships with other people before this.
He had plenty of opportunities and options to choose and be with other women, but I suppose they discovered love with one another.
With that said, it seems like everyone is saying, “I should have been the one!”
Well, he is off the market but you still have a chance to work your charm on other princes around the world, like Prince Nikolai of Denmark or Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark, or maybe Prince Tassilo Egon Maximilian von Fürstenberg.
Just a heads up before you shoot the arrows, they all have girlfriends but hey we can all be de lulu together, I will join you all!
The obstacles Prince Mateen and Anisha overcame to be together
All the bookworms know how it went. You already have a few details on your mind, don’t you!!!
Royals around the world have different rules when it comes to marriage and even dating.
Anisha has led a very Western lifestyle in general.
Prince Mateen and Anisha were spotted together at his sister’s wedding/Instagram
Anisha is in charge of her income and earned her degree from the University of Bath in the UK.
Currently, she is the proud owner of Silk Collective, a fashion brand that focuses on creating silk garments.
Anisha is also the co-founder of Authentirary, an experiential tourism company, which she started with her friend.
Anisha and Prince Mateen’s love story
We’ve definitely witnessed our fair share of romance clichés. We’ve seen everything from friends with benefits to love triangles. You can find all sorts of romantic scenarios out there.
However when it happens in real life that is a whole different thing!
The Prince and Anisha have been linked with one another since their childhood days and it has to do with the new princess’s father and brother.
Prince Mateen and Anisha’s brother are also friends
Anisha happens to be the special advisor, Pehin Dato’ Haji Isa Ibrahim’s granddaughter, who is associated with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
And her brother has been friends with the Prince since they were little. He has shared pictures with both Anisha and Mateen in the same frame further proving the idea that the newlyweds went from friends to lovers.
Prince Mateen has also shared a single picture on Instagram with him and Anisha in the same frame.
The new Princess has an Instagram account (which is her only account) where she posts recipes for her fans.
However, she has not been active on the page for two years now but what caught my eye is that she follows Mateen’s Instagram page and vice versa.
What I want to say is that these two could have probably gotten into a relationship around the time Anisha opened her Instagram page or even before that but the timeline falls somewhere between 2010-2015.
Also, a fun fact 67% of Anisha’s accounts on Instagram follow Mateen as well!!
Anisha and the prince look to have been dating for quite some time, although not much is known about their relationship.
They have been seen together at various public events, including the wedding of the prince’s sister, Princess Azemah, in January of last year.
Prince Mateen and Anisha’s first picture as an engaged couple/Instagram
However, it was only recently that the prince shared their first photo together. Their engagement was announced in October of last year.
and this year they had a grand 10-day wedding celebration, starting from January 7th to January 16th, which will honor the traditions of the Brunei Royal Family.
The wedding included an Islamic ceremony on January 11th, followed by a reception and a parade in Brunei’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, on January 14th.
In a story where friends become lovers, the characters already share a deep connection. Having a strong friendship is truly special, and the possibility of it blossoming into true love is captivating. It’s like discovering your perfect match.
Inside the new Princess and Prince Mateen’s wedding
Prince Mateen’s choice to wed his childhood companion brings a lovely element of heartfelt sentiment, this further strengthens the idea of their love being book or even movie-worth.
The Prince and the new Princess have returned to their normal lives, but now as a married couple.
As they resume their hobbies, they find themselves with some exciting polo events on the horizon.
Mateen has a busy schedule with important matches in his diary, and Anisha was there to support him from the sidelines in one of these matches.
This marks the second public appearance of the couple in public after their marriage.
A few interesting facts about the wedding
Just a week before their wedding celebrations began, Prince Abdul Mateen took to Instagram to post a lovely picture of himself and his fiancée, marking the start of the new year.
The beautiful tiara that adorned Yang Mulia Anisha Rosnah on her special day when she married Prince Mateen of Brunei was made with 18-carat white gold and adorned with a stunning 838 diamonds.
Prince and Princess of Brunei/Instagram
Interestingly, this exquisite piece was initially created for Princess Azemah of Brunei who also wore it on her wedding day.
They made their debut in public after tying the knot at the wedding festivities of Thai billionaire Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha on Jan. 28.