Jordan marks 14th anniversary of naming Prince Al Hussein as Crown Prince

July 2 marks the 14th anniversary of naming His Royal Highness Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II as Crown Prince.

A royal decree was issued on July 2, 2009, naming His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Jordan. Since then, His Royal Highness has also assumed the role of Regent to His Majesty King Abdullah II on several occasions.

Born in Amman on June 28, 1994, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II is the eldest son of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah and the 42nd direct descendant of Prophet Mohammad. The Crown Prince has one brother, His Royal Highness Prince Hashem, and two sisters, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Iman and Princess Salma.

Crown Prince Al Hussein completed his high school education at King’s Academy, Jordan, graduating in 2012. His Royal Highness went on to study International History at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2016.

His Royal Highness holds the rank of Captain in the Jordan Armed Forces – Arab Army, which he joined on June 28, 2012. Following in the footsteps of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and the late King Hussein bin Talal, His Royal Highness also went on to graduate from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom in 2017.

The Crown Prince has received multi-qualification military training in several branches, including military intelligence, paratroopers, and armor. Alongside his fellow members of the Jordan Armed Forces, he has taken part in various courses and specialized field exercises in Jordan and abroad in the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, and the United Arab Emirates, in programs spanning Basic Counter Terrorism CT Skills, CT, Airborne, Maritime CT, Diving, Motor Boat Driving, and Black Hawk Aircraft Training. Additionally, His Royal Highness has a solo flight certification.

The Crown Prince has served as a Mechanized Infantry Platoon Leader, and then Mechanized Company Deputy Commander, within the Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II 1st Royal Mechanized Battalion. His current position is Tank Company Deputy Commander in the 2nd Royal Armored Battalion.

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