King Abdullah II Turns 50

  January 31, 2012 at 6:15 am by

On Monday, His Majesty King Abdullah bin Al Hussein of Jordan celebrated his 50th birthday. Born in Amman on January 30, 1962, King Abdullah is the eldest son of the late King Hussein and his British second wife, Princess Muna.

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King Abdullah began his primary education at the Islamic Educational College in Amman, and later attended St. Edmund’s School in Surrey, England. During his secondary education, the King studied at the Eaglebrook School and Deerfield Academy in the US.

King Abdullah joined the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in the United Kingdom in 1980, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1981.

King Abdullah married Queen Rania on June 10, 1993 in Amman. They have four children: Prince Hussein (b. June 1994), Princess Iman (b. September 1996), Princess Salma (b. September 2000) and Prince Hashem (b. January 2005).

His Majesty assumed his constitutional powers as King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on February 7, 1999, the day his father, the late King Hussein, passed away.

On Monday, Prince Hashem, the King’s youngest son, also celebrated his seventh birthday. The family celebrated both anniversaries with a private party at Beit Al Urdun.

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2 Responses to King Abdullah II Turns 50

  1. Lowell D. Blackman says:

    I dare say that I do not really consider Jordanian, Saudi, Qatari, and other royals of Arab descent in the same category as I do European royals who believe in constitutional monarchies and democracy and whose histories span centuries with traditions that honor the nation states their families helped create. I cannot say the same of desert potentates whose ancestries were tribal and clannish, whose dynasties were the convenient creation of imperialists, and who have maintained their power through undemocratic means. How can we compare King Abdullah or Prince Feisal to King Carl Gustav and Queen Margaretha?

  2. Bism illahi Arrahman Arraheem
    Such a wonderfull surprise that both of you,your Majesty
    &prince Hashim Birthday in the same day
    I would like to say that I have the pleasure&honor
    to congratulate your majesty in your wonderfull Anniversary of your Birthday
    so nice to have some days&times to rejoice our life so :
    Happy Birthday for both of you allways enshAllah
    wish all your dreams in details come true ever soooooooooooooooooon
    specialy your dreams for your people
    &wish your majesty popularity grow ever GIANT
    & very beuatifull picture your majesty have on this page on your birthday the fiftieth with his highness prince Hashim cuuuuuuuuute
    you seem in different appearance but lovelyyyy as usual your majesty
    allwayyyyyyyyys lovely whatever you would like to appear
    i wish you wonderfull life with hundred years of happy successfull
    life full of glory&brightening enshAllah , may Allah help your majesty
    for what pleas him&pleasure you&your kingdom with it’s people
    My ever wish I ask Allah for is that : May Allah keep
    the generations of your majesty&the Hashemite stay ever lead the
    Hashemite kingdom of Jordan
    as the kingdom florished since it began by The Hashemite leadership
    Eimen. May Allah ever Bless your Majesty ,the Hashemite&your lovers
    of the peoples
    Ever Faithfull Regrads&best wishes

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