Prince Feisal of Jordan

by Scott Mehl

 

Prince Feisal of Jordan

Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan was born on October 11, 1963 in Amman, Jordan. He is the second son of King Hussein of Jordan and Princess Muna al-Hussein (the former Antoinette Gardiner), and a younger brother of King Abdullah II. He also has two younger twin sisters, Princess Aisha and Princess Zein, as well as a large number of half-siblings from his father’s other three marriages.

He attended school for a year in England (St Edmund’s School) before continuing his education in the United States. There he attended the Bement School, and the Eaglebrook School, both in Deerfield, Massachusetts, before completing high school at St Alban’s School in Washington, DC. He then attended Brown University, graduating in 1985 with a BSc in Electrical Engineering.

Prince Feisal had trained with the Royal Jordanian Air Force before graduating college. After graduating, he received his officer training and Basic Flying Training with the British Royal Air Force at Cranwell. He then moved to RAF Valley where he received his RAF wings in 1987. He returned to Jordan and the Royal Jordanian Air Force. He currently serves as Deputy Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces.

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In addition to his military duties, Feisal has been President of the Jordan Olympic Committee since 2003, Founder and Chairman of Generations for Peace since 2007, and a Member of the International Olympic Committee since 2010.

Prince Feisal has been married three times. His first wife was Alia Tabbaa. They married on August 9, 1987 and had four children before divorcing in April 2008.

Princess Ayah bint Al Feisal (1990)
Prince Omar bin Al Feisal (1993)
Princess Sara bint Al Feisal (1997) – twin
Princess Aisha bint Al Feisal (1997) – twin

Prince Feisal was then married to Sarah Bassam Kabbani from May 2010 until September 2013. He married his third wife, Zeina Lubbadeh on January 4, 2014.

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