Crown Prince marks 25th birthday today


Published: 2019-06-28 12:40

Last Updated: 2019-06-28 13:29

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein

Friday marks the 25th birthday of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II.

The eldest son of Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, His Royal Highness was born in Amman on 28 June 1994 and is the 42nd generation direct descendant of Prophet Mohammad.

A Royal Decree was issued on 2 July 2009 naming His Royal Highness as Crown Prince.

In 2017, Crown Prince Al Hussein graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, from which his father, King Abdullah, and his grandfather, His Majesty the late King Hussein, had graduated.

In 2016, His Royal Highness graduated from the prestigious Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he majored in international history. The Crown Prince had graduated in 2012 from King’s Academy in Madaba.

Crown Prince Al Hussein holds the rank of first lieutenant in the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army and has participated in several military training courses.

Emulating the King’s keenness to maintain communication with fellow Jordanians, His Royal Highness has accompanied His Majesty on many visits around the Kingdom.

The Crown Prince has also accompanied the King on various national occasions, and when welcoming Jordan’s guests.

The Crown Prince has given young people his utmost attention, with the Crown Prince Foundation (CPF), launched in 2015, geared towards promoting innovation among youth and building on their creativity and potential to enable them to gain the experience necessary to reach leading professional positions in Jordan.

The CPF focuses on honing youth’s skills and nurturing their innovative abilities, bolstering youth leadership and excellence, and promoting community service.

The CPF is the development arm responsible for implementing the Crown Prince’s directives on youth initiatives to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, direct youth towards technical and vocational education, and hone their leadership skills, while also encouraging them to serve their communities.