Sunday, June 10, 2018

Royal Profile: Prince Hashim of Jordan

Prince Hashim bin Hussein of Jordan was born 10 June 1981 as the youngest son of King Hussein and Queen Noor {Source}. He has the following siblings:
  1. Princess Alia bint Al Hussein of Jordan (1956, half sister)
    1. Nasser Wasfi Mirza (m. 1977-1988, div)
      1. Prince Hussein Mirza (1981)
    2. Sayyid Mohammed Al-Saleh (m. 1988)
      1. Talal Al-Saleh (1989)
      2. Abdul Hamid Al-Saleh (1992)
  2. King Abdullah II of Jordan (1962, half brother)
    1. Queen Rania of Jordan (m. 1993)
      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, half brother)
    1. Princess Alia Tabbaa of Jordan (m. 1989-2008)
      1. Princess Ayah bint al-Faisal of Jordan (1990)
      2. Prince Omar bint al-Faisal of Jordan (1993)
      3. Princess Sara bint al-Faisal of Jordan (1997)
      4. Princess Aisha bint al-Faisal of Jordan (1997)
    2. Princess Sara of Jordan (m 2010-2013)
    3. Princess Zeina of Jordan (m. 2015)
      1. Prince Abdullah bin Faisal (2016)
      2. Prince Muhammad bin Faisal (2017)
  4. Princess Aisha bint Hussein of Jordan (1968, half sister)
    1. Mr. Zeid Juma (divorced)
      1. Master Aoun Juma
      2. Miss Muna Juma
  5. Princess Zein bint Hussein (1968, twin of above, half sister)
    1. Mr. Majdi Al-Saleh
      1. Master Jaafar Al-Saleh
      2. Miss Jumana Al Saleh
      3. Miss Tahani Al Shawan al Saleh (Adopted)
  6. Prince Hamzah bin al Hussein of Jordan (1980)
    1. Princess Noor bint Asem of Jordan (d. 2009)
      1. Princess Haya bint al Hamzah of Jordan (2007)
  7. Princess Basmah Bani Ahmad bint al Hamzah (m. 2012)
    1. Princess Zein bint Hamzah (2012)
    2. Princess Noor bint Hamzah (2014)
    3. Princess Badiya bint Al-Hamzah of Jordan (2016)
  8. Princess Raiyah bint Hussein (1986)
In Queen Noor's biography, she states that he is named after the clan of Hashim, a tribe which Muhammad and King Hussein belonged to.
He was educated in Jordan, the United States, and the United Kingdom. His education began in Jordan, where he attended the Amman Baccalaureate School, before being sent to the United Kingdom. Once in the UK, he began attending St. Mark's School. He then attended Fay School in the United States. In 1999, he graduated from Maret School in the United States.
After graduation from his primary education, he attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in 2000. During his year at Sandhurst, he was awarded the Prince Saud Bin Abdullah Prize, which is presented to the cadet with the highest aggregate mark. In 2001, he was back to studying the US, this time at Duke University, before transferring to Georgetown University. He obtained a undergraduate degree in Comparative Studies from Georgetown's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2005. After graduation, he undertook a year long course in Quran studies at Balqa Applied University.
During his time as a Captain of the Jordian Armed Forces in the 3rd Royal Ranger Battalion, he attended several military and security courses.
In January 2006, it was announced he engaged to Fahdah Mohammed Abunayyan of Saudi Arabia.
They married on 15 April 2006. Together, they have the following children:
  • Princess Haalah bint al-Hashim (2007)
  • Princess Rayet bint Al-Hashim (2008)
  • Princess Fatima Al Alia bint Al-Hashim (2011)
  • Prince Hussein Haidara bin Hashim (2015)
He is a member of the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Star of Jordan.He is a member of 1st Class of the Al-Hussein Order of Military MeritHe is a recipient of the King Hussein Medal of Excellence.He also received a medal for Administrative & Leadership Competence. He also recieved a medal for Administrative & Technical Competence.He is currently 9th in succession for the throne. In addition to Jordanian descent, he is English, Swedish, Syrian from his mother.

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