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Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein

Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein

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Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein was born on 10 June 1981. He is the younger of the two sons of King Hussein
Hussein of Jordan
Hussein bin Talal was the third King of Jordan from the abdication of his father, King Talal, in 1952, until his death. Hussein's rule extended through the Cold War and four decades of Arab-Israeli conflict...

 and Queen Noor. In her autobiography, Queen Noor states that Hashim was named after the clan of Hashim, a tribe to which the Prophet Muhammad and King Hussein belong. He is in the line of succession to the Jordanian throne
Line of succession to the Jordanian throne
Line of succession to the Jordanian throne is the line of people who are eligible to succeed to the throne of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The succession is regulated by Article 28 of the Constitution of Jordan....

.

Education


Prince Hashim received his elementary education in Amman at the Amman Baccalaureat School and then attended the schools of St. Mark's
St. Mark's School
St. Mark’s School is a coeducational, Episcopal, preparatory school, situated on in Southborough, Massachusetts, from Boston. It was founded in 1865 as an all-boys' school by Joseph Burnett, a wealthy native of Southborough who developed and marketed the world-famous Burnett Vanilla Extract . ...

 and Fay in the United States. He later graduated from Maret School
Maret School
Maret School was founded by Marthe Maret in 1911 as a French primary school. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, three French sisters, Mlles Marthe, Louise, and Jeanne Maret, left their home in Geneva, Switzerland to teach. Louise taught in Russia, Jeanne in the Philippines, and Marthe, who...

 in Washington, D.C in 1999. Prince Hashim went to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in 2000. He was awarded the Prince Saud Bin Abdullah Prize, presented to the cadet with the highest aggregate mark. After graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst , commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is a British Army officer initial training centre located in Sandhurst, Berkshire, England...

, he attended Duke University
Duke University
Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James B...

, later transferring to Georgetown University
Georgetown University
Georgetown University is a private, Jesuit, research university whose main campus is in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Catholic university in the United States...

. In August 2005, the prince obtained an undergraduate degree in Comparative Studies from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is a school within Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., United States. Jesuit priest Edmund A...

. While serving as a Captain in the Jordanian Army 3rd Royal Ranger Battalion, the prince attended several military and security courses.

Marriage and family



On 6 January 2006 Prince Hashim was engaged to Fahdah Mohammed Abunayyan of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , commonly known in British English as Saudi Arabia and in Arabic as as-Sa‘ūdiyyah , is the largest state in Western Asia by land area, constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, and the second-largest in the Arab World...

, and they married on 15 April 2006. The bride's father is Sheikh Mohammad bin Ibrahim Abunayyan and her maternal grandfather is Prince Turki bin Khaled bin Ahmed Al-Sudairy Head of the Saudi Human Rights Commission.

The Hashemite Royal Court announced that Prince Hashim and Princess Fahdah had their first daughter, Princess Haalah bint Al Hashim, born Saturday, 6 April 2007 in Amman
Amman
Amman is the capital of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The Greater Amman area has a population of 2,842,629 as of 2010. The population of Amman is expected to jump from 2.8 million to almost...

, Jordan. The Hashemite Royal Court announced that Prince Hashim and Princess Fahdah had their second daughter, Princess Rayet bint Al Hashim, born Friday, 4 July 2008. The couple had a third daughter, Princess Fatima Al-Alia, on 5 November 2011.

Further reading


Queen Noor (2003) Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life, Miramax Books, ISBN 0-7868-6717-5

Ancestry




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