Prince Faisal of Jordan Turns 50

  October 13, 2013 at 12:00 am by

On October 11th, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan celebrated his 50th birthday. The Prince is the son of the late King Hussein I and his second wife, Princess Muna.

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His Highness was born on October 11th, 1963 in Amman. He has one brother, King Abdullah II, and two sisters, Princesses Aisha and Zain, and five half-sisters and three half-brothers.

Prince Faisal began his education in 1965 at the Islamic College in Amman, Jordan. In 1970 he was sent to the UK where he attended St Edmund’s School. One year later the Prince and his brother began their studies in the United States. He attended two years at Bement School in Deerfield Massachusetts before joining his brother at Eaglebrook School. In 1978, Prince Faisal commenced his high school education at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. which he graduated from in 1981. His university education was at Brown University from where he graduated in 1985 with a BSc degree in electrical engineering.

During his university years, Prince Faisal obtained a private pilot’s license. Prior to graduating from Brown University, Prince Faisal spent a period of time with the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) from whom he received helicopter training. In the summer of 1985 he gained his RJAF wings and then underwent officer training with the Royal Air Force at Cranwell.

In August 1987 he got married with Princess Alia Tabba with whom has four children: Princess Ayah (b.1990), Prince Oman (b.1993) and twin Princesses Aisha and Sarab (b.1997). After twenty years of marriage, the couple divorced and the Prince got married again in May 2010 to Sarah Qabbani. Prince Faisal and Princess Sarah announced their divorce in September 2013.

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4 Responses to Prince Faisal of Jordan Turns 50

  1. amal says:

    Happy Birthday to Prince Faisal , wish you all the best and happiness.

  2. Robin says:

    When you mention he has 3 stepbrothers and 5 stepsisters – if these are the children of King Hussein I and his other wives, they are his half- brothers and sisters.

  3. Natascha says:

    Wishing his Royal Highness a Happy Birthday.

  4. JessRulz says:

    @ Robin,

    Thanks for the pick-up, the wording has been changed. This happens from time to time with the blog as we have bloggers from different countries which have different meanings for different words.

    Blog Editor

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