Badiya bint El Hassan

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Jordanian Royal Family
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Styles of
Princess Badiya of Jordan
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Princess Badiya bint El Hassan was born on 28 March 1974 in Amman, Jordan. Her father is Prince Hassan bin Talal and her mother is Princess Sarvath El Hassan.

Education[edit]

Career[edit]

After studying Law at The College of Law in London, Princess Badiya qualified as a barrister in 1998, being called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn. She is the first member of the Jordanian Royal Family to become a lawyer.[1]

The Princess is a member of and has collaborated with various international organizations. Her work focuses on promoting interfaith and cross-cultural understanding, human rights and the rights of asylum seekers and refugees.[2] She is presently the Chairman of Mosaic, a mentoring programme founded by Prince Charles. "Mosaic is a Muslim-led charity mentoring young people and offering them positive role models."[3][4]

Marriage[edit]

Princess Badiya became engaged to Khaled Edward Blair in September 2004 and married him in Amman in June 2005.[2][5] They have one son, named Ali.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jordan Times: July 8, 1998 - Princess Badiya qualifies as a lawyer
  2. ^ a b Princess Badiya bint El Hassan's bio
  3. ^ Emel: Issue 75 December 2010 - A feature interview with Princess Badiya of Jordan (First ever public interview)
  4. ^ Mosaic: Board Members - Her Royal Highness Princess Badiya bint El Hassan (Chairman of Mosaic UK)
  5. ^ Royal News: September 2004