Monday, February 9, 2015

Royal Profile:Princess Raiyah Bint Al-Hussein of Jordan

Princess Raiyah Bint Al-Hussein was born 9 February 1986 as the youngest daughter of King Hussein & Queen Noor of Jordan {Source}. She has two full brothers and a full sister, and a host of nieces and nephews {Source}:
  • Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein (1980)
    • Princess Zein Al Bint  Hamzah (2012)
    • Princess Noor Al Bint Hamzah (2014)
  • Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein (1981)
    • Princess Haalah bint Al Hashim (2007)
    •  Princess Rayet bint Al Hashim (2008)
    • Princess Fatima Al Alia bint Al Hashim (2011)
  • Princess Iman bint Al Hussein (1983)
    • Master Omar Mirza (2014)
She also has several half siblings from her father's other marriages, as well as several nieces and nephews:
  1. Princess Alia bint Al Hussein (1956, from her father's 1st marriage)
    1. Prince Hussein Mirza bint Al Hussein (1981)
    2. Master Talal Al-Saleh (1989)
    3. Master Abdul Hamid Al-Saleh (1992)
  2. King Abdullah II of Jordan (1962, from her father's second marriage)
    1. Crown Prince Hussein (1994)
    2. Princess Iman (1996)
    3. Princess Salma (2000)
    4. Prince Hashem (2005)
  3. Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan (1963, from her father's second marriage)
    1. Princess Ayah (1990).
    2. Prince Omar (1993)
    3. Princess Sara (1997) 
    4. Princess Aisha (1997) (twin of Sara)
  4. Princess Aisha bint Hussein (1968, from her father's second marriage)
    1. Master Aoun Juma (1992)
    2. Master Muna Juma (1996)
  5. Princess Zein bint Hussein (1968, twin of the above, from her father's second marriage)
  6. Princess Haya bint Hussein (1974, from her father's third marriage)
    1. Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (2007)
    2. Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (2012)
  7. Prince Ali bin Al Hussein (1975, from her father's third marriage)
    1. Princess Jalila bint Ali (2005)
    2. Prince Abdullah bin Ali (2007)
  8. Abir Muhaisen, (born 1972, adopted 1976, from her father's third marriage)
She studied the International Baccalaureate at the United World College of the Atlantic and received her master's degree in Japanese and International Relations at Edinburgh University{Source}.She studied for a year at Ritsumeikan University in Japan{Source}.

She currently works in Japan. Princess Raiyah is an avid fan and skilled player of polo, as well as a practitioner of several martial arts including kendo and aikido {Source}. Her father died when she was almost 12 years old (two days shy of her birthday in fact). 

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