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Prince Hashem turns 33

By JT - Jun 09,2014 - Last updated at Jun 09,2014

AMMAN — Tuesday marks the birthday of HRH Prince Hashem, who was born on June 10, 1981 (Shaban 8, 1401 Hijri) to His Majesty the late King Hussein and Her Majesty Queen Noor.

The 41st direct descendant of Prophet Mohammad and the youngest brother of His Majesty King Abdullah, Prince Hashem completed his primary education in Amman and his high school in the US.

He then attended Sandhurst Military Academy in the UK, from which he graduated in 2000 (1421 Hijri) and received several medals, including an award for the best aggregate mark in his academic studies for non-British officers.

The prince graduated with distinction from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service on August 12, 2005 (Rajab 7, 1426 Hijri), then completed his higher education in Koran studies at Balqa Applied University in Jordan and graduated on September 5, 2006 (Shaban 11, 1427 Hijri).Prince Hashem, who currently serves as an officer in the Jordan Armed Forces with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, is the recipient of several medals from Jordan and other countries.

He took part in a course on basic training for platoon leaders in the US in 2007 (1428 Hijri), where he achieved the best marks among non-American officers taking part in the training.

In 2009 (1430 Hijri), the prince participated in the infantry battalion leaders course in the UAE.

Prince Hashem has been sworn in as Regent on several occasions and accompanied King Abdullah to several official functions.

On January 6, 2006 (Dhul Hijjah 6, 1426 Hijri), the prince married HRH Princess Fahdah. They have three daughters: Haalat Al Noor, who was born on April 6, 2007 (Rabi I 18, 1428 Hijri); Rayaat Al Noor, born on July 4, 2008 (Rajab 2, 1429); and Fatima Al Alia, born on November 5, 2011 (Dhul Hijja 9, 1432).

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