Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein
|Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein|
|Prince Faisal of Jordan|
|Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein in 2009|
(m. 1987, div. 2008)
Sara Qabbani (m. 2010)
|Father||Hussein of Jordan|
11 October 1963 |
After early schooling in Amman, Prince Faisal moved to England in 1970 where he attended St Edmund's School, Hindhead in Surrey. The following year he moved to the United States where he attended the Bement School in Deerfield, Massachusetts for the next two years. He then moved schools again, this time to Eaglebrook School, also in Deerfield. 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 took flying lessons and obtained a private pilot’s license.
Military service 
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. Remaining at Cranwell he did his RAF Basic Flying Training in 1986 before moving to RAF Valley where he completed Advanced Flying Training on jets and received his RAF wings in 1987. Later that year Prince Faisal completed yet further flying training at the Tactical Weapons Unit, at Chivenor in Devon.
He then went on to serve in various positions in the Royal Jordanian Air Force, being promoted to Major General in 2001 and taking up the senior Air Force post of Chief of Air Staff in the following year. He reached the rank of Lieutenant General in 2004.
Other activities 
Private life 
|Jordanian Royal Family|
Prince Faisal married Princess Alia Tabba of Jordan in August 1987. She is the daughter of Sayyid Tawfik al-Tabbah, founder and president of Royal Jordanian Air Lines. They have four children together:
- Princess Ayah (11 February 1990)
- Prince Omar (22 October 1993)
- Princess Sara (27 March 1997) (twin of Aisha)
- Princess Aisha (27 March 1997) (twin of Sara)
Prince Faisal and Princess Alia divorced in April 2008. Since the divorce, Princess Alia is styled Princess Alia Tabbaa of Jordan.
Prince Faisal got engaged to Sara Qabbani on 20 March 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The couple married on 24 May 2010.
FAISAL's HONOURS 
National Honours 
see ribbon bars on the illustration photo
- Jordan : Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Renaissance ()
- Jordan : Grand Cordon of the Order of the Star of Jordan ()
- Jordan : Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence (Jordan) ()
Foreign Honours 
ALIA's HONOURS 
Foreign Honours 
|Ancestors of Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein|
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Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah
|Line of succession to the Jordanian throne
Prince Omar bin Al Faisal