One year ago today, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum became a father for the first time after welcoming twins Rashid and Shaikha into the world.
To mark their first birthday, the doting father shared a heartwarming photo in celebration of the special day.
With a beaming smile on his face, Sheikh Hamdan, affectionately known as Fazza, is seen cradling the twins when they were newborns and he became a dad for the first time.
“Feels like yesterday this picture was taken,” he captioned the post. “It’s been one year today. Happy birthday Rashid & Shaikha… and to all the children of the world.”
The Crown Prince of Dubai appears to have taken to fatherhood seamlessly and has shared a few special moments with his 14.2 million Instagram followers over the past year.
Most notably, the doting dad is ensuring he is passing down one of his number one passions in life to his two children – horses.
The dad-of-two first introduced the twins to his love for stallions last year on a trip to the UK. The family paid a visit to Godolphin stables, the Al Maktoum family’s private Thoroughbred horseracing stable.
Sharing a photo on Instagram at the time, Sheikh Hamdan said that “training and education should start early on” as he introduced Rashid and Shaikha to their family horse Adayar.
More recently, in March 2022, the took his then 10-month-old twins to the f3 Team stables.
He shared a series of pictures on this memorable occasion of them petting the horses “The love for horses runs in our blood,” he said in the caption of the post.
Happy birthday to Rashid and Shaikha!