An ICONIC throwback photo just emerged on the internet, and it is one of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the King of Malaysia, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah.
Image Credits: Malaysian News Agency & TW@mohammedbinzayed
The adorable photo shows the young rulers in the ’70s
Talk about a legendary throwback.
The Malaysian News Agency discovered this gem of a photo showing the rulers, 40 years ago, on Britain’s Salisbury Plan.
Naturally, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi flashed his sincerest smile to the camera while a young Sultan Abdullah gave off a more casual pose.
The two have known each other since they were officer cadets at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Surrey
Sandhurst is known to be a starting point for most of the world’s young or future rulers, with some of its most notable alumni including Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Winston Churchill, King Hussein of Jordan AND more.
The two reunited recently when HH Sheikh Mohammed was among the dignitaries at Sultan Abdullah’s coronation as Malaysia’s 16th King on July 30.
Sources say that the two leaders met at Qasr Al Watan, in our neighbouring Emirate of Abu Dhabi, back in June to discuss ways to improve and enhance the trading system between the two nations of Malaysia and the UAE.
Today I was pleased to attend the inauguration of my dear friend, Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, as King of Malaysia. I wish him all success in serving his country and people. pic.twitter.com/mbbwzn6szL
— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) July 30, 2019