Saturday, January 28, 2017

Royal Profile: King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa was born on 28 January 1950 as the son of   Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, then Crown Prince, and Hessa bint Salman Al Khalifa {Source}.

At the age of 14, he was designated as Crown Prince of Bahrain by his father.

He was educated early on in Bahrain, before being sent to England to complete his compulsory education before moving on to college in England and the United States. He attended Manama secondary school in Bahrain, Applegarth College in England. After graduating Applegarth, he attended The Leys School, British Army at Mons Officer Cadet School, and the United States Army Command and General Staff College

He maintains a good releationship with the British Royal Family. He was invited to the Wedding of  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but chose not to attend due to human rights activist protesters.

He has four wives and twelve children:

  1. Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa (m. 1968) 
    1. Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (1969)
    2. Abdullah bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (1975)
    3. Khalifa bin Hamad Al Khalifa (1977)
    4. Najla bint Hamad Al Khalifa ( 1981)
  2.  Sheia bint Hassan Al Khrayyesh Al Ajmi 
    1. Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa (1987)
    2. Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa (1989)
  3. Unamed Wife
    1. Faisal bin Hamad Al Khalifa (1991-2006, car accident)
    2. Noura bint Hamad Al Khalifa (1993)
    3. Munira bint Hamad Al Khalifa (1995)
  4. Unnamed Wife
    1. Sultan bin Hamad Al Khalifa
    2. Hessa bint Hamad Al Khalifa
    3. Rima bint Hamad Al Khalifa

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