We’ve always wanted to meet the royal family, but this adorable Sharjah girl beat us to it thanks to a social media video…

This has’t been an average week for Emirati six-year-old Mahra Al Shehi.

The little girl has been busy practicing a speech for her school assembly, and included a line from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. (As many would, he’s full of wise words).

A video of her rehearsing her performance was posted on social media, where it soon garnered tens of thousands of views and reposts.

Here’s the video:

 

However one sent her speech stratospheric – a retweet by none other than the Ruler of Dubai himself.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also sought to track down the girl so that he could make a personal visit.

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“This little girl has impressed me, God bless her. I want to visit her. Does anyone know who she is?” Sheikh Mohammed posted online.

The young Emirati was soon identified as Al Shehi, and – as promised – the royal dropped in.

The Dubai Media Office papped the duo’s meeting:

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A video shows young Al Shehi perched on Sheikh Mohammed’s lap before he asks her to recite the line for him in person.

She said: “I and my people don’t accept less than being number one globally,” she dutifully delivered.

Shehi clearly impressed Sheikh Mohammed, who posted a follow-up tweet calling Al Shehi the “Queen of children”.

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The royal has previously revealed he strongly believes that the key to a successful future lies in the UAE’s children.

 
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“I carry glad tidings to the younger Emirati generation… You rank top on the list of priorities of His Highness the UAE President… You are our future and hope,” he told a group of Dubai students earlier this month.

“A great leader creates more leaders and does not reduce the institution to a single person.”

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Images: Twitter/@HHShkMohd, @DXBMediaOffice