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Prince Hashim bin Hussein

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Father  King Hussein of Jordan
House  Hashemites
Mother  Lisa Najeeb Halaby
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Born  10 June 1981 (age 35) (1981-06-10)
Issue  Princess HaalaahPrincess Rayet Al NoorPrincess Fatima Al-AliaPrince Hussein Haidara
Spouse  Fahdah Mohammed Abunayyan (m. 2006)
Siblings  Abdullah II of Jordan, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein
Children  Rayet bint Al Hashim, Fatima Al Alia bint Al Hashim, Hussein Haidara bin Hashim, Haalah bint Al Hashim
Parents  Hussein of Jordan, Queen Noor of Jordan
Similar  Prince Hamzah bin Huss, Queen Noor of Jordan, Hashem bin Abdullah, Abdullah II of Jordan, Hussein of Jordan

Prince Hashim bin Hussein (born 10 June 1981) is the younger of the two sons of King Hussein and Queen Noor. In her autobiography, Queen Noor states that Hashim was named after the clan of Hashim (Banu Hashim), a tribe to which the Islamic prophet Muhammad and King Hussein belong. He is in the line of succession to the Jordanian throne.


Early life and education

Prince Hashim was born on 10 June 1981. He received his elementary education in Amman at the Amman Baccalaureate School and then attended the schools of St. Mark's and Fay School in the United States. He later graduated from Maret School in Washington, D.C in 1999. Prince Hashim went to the Royal Military Academy 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, he attended Duke University, later transferring to Georgetown University. In August 2005, the prince obtained an undergraduate degree in Comparative Studies from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He later graduated in Quran studies at Balqa Applied University in Jordan on 5 September 2006. While serving as a Captain in the Jordanian Armed Forces 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 from Saudi Arabia, and they married on 15 April 2006. The bride's father is Mohammad bin Ibrahim Abunayyan and her maternal grandfather is Prince Turki bin Khaled bin Ahmed Al Sudairi, head of the Saudi Human Rights Commission.

The Hashemite Royal Court announced that Prince Hashim and Princess Fahdah had their first daughter, Princess Haalah bin Hashim, born on 6 April 2007 in Amman, Jordan. The Hashemite Royal Court announced that Prince Hashim and Princess Fahdah had their second daughter, Princess Rayet Al Noor bin Hashim, born on 4 July 2008. The couple had a third daughter, Princess Fatima Al Alia bin Hashim, on 5 November 2011. The Hashemite Royal Court announced that Prince Hashim and Princess Fahdah had their first son, Prince Hussein Haidara bin Hashim, on 15 June 2015.


  • 10 June 1981 – Present: His Royal Highness Prince Hashim bin Hussein of Jordan
  • Honours

  •  Jordan: Knight Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Renaissance, Special Class
  •  Jordan: Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of Jordan
  •  Jordan: Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence
  •  Jordan: Knight of the Order of Military Merit
  •  Jordan: Recipient of the Al-Hussein Medal of Excellence, 1st Class
  •  Jordan: Recipient of the Administrative & Leadership Competence Medal
  •  Jordan: Recipient of the Administrative & Technical Competence Medal
  •  Jordan: Recipient of the Administrative & Training Competence Medal
  • References

    Prince Hashim bin Hussein Wikipedia