Prince Faisal bin Hussein

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Prince Faisal bin Hussein
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Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein in 2009
Born (1963-10-11) 11 October 1963 (age 52)
Amman, Jordan
Spouse Princess Alia Tabba
(m. 1987, div. 2008)
Princess Sara Kabbani
(m. 2010, div. 2013)
Princess Zeina al-Faisal
(m. 2014)
Issue Princess Ayah
Prince Omar
Princess Sara
Princess Aisha
House Hashemite
Father Hussein of Jordan
Mother Princess Muna

Prince Faisal of Jordan (Arabic: : فيصل بن حسين;‎ born 11 October 1963) is a son of King Hussein and Princess Muna, and the younger brother of King Abdullah II. From time to time, he has served as Regent during his brother's absences abroad.[1][2]


Faisal was born in Amman, Jordan. After his early schooling in Amman, Faisal was sent in 1970 to the United Kingdom 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, Feisal 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, Faisal took flying lessons and obtained a private pilot’s licence.[3]

Military service[edit]

Prior to graduating from Brown University, Faisal served the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF), from which 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, Feisal completed further flying training at the Tactical Weapons Unit, at Chivenor in Devon.[3]

Faisal then went on to serve in various positions in the Royal Jordanian Air Force. He was promoted to Major General in 2001, and assumed the senior Air Force post of Chief of Air Staff the following year. He reached the rank of Lieutenant General in 2004.

He is currently Deputy Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces.


Faisal has been President of the Jordan Olympic Committee since 2003 and Chairman and Founder of Generations For Peace since 2007, a non-profit peace building organization, the brain child of his ex-wife Sarah Kabbani who was also his advisor for many years before their marriage. Following a period of strategic development and implementation of unique peace through sport programs run jointly by Sarah and Faisal, he was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee in 2010.

From time to time, he has served as Regent while his brother the king was out of the country.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Jordanian Royal Family
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HM The King
HM The Queen

HM Queen Noor

Faisal married Miss Alia Tabba in August 1987. Alia is the daughter of Sayyid Tawfik al-Tabbah, founder and president of Royal Jordanian Air Lines and his wife, Lamia Addem.[5] They have four children together:

Prince Faisal and Princess Alia divorced in April 2008.[6]

Prince Faisal got engaged to Miss Sara Bassam Kabbani on 20 March 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The couple married on 24 May 2010. It was announced on the princess's Facebook page that Prince Faisal and Princess Sara divorced on 14 September 2013, after three years of marriage. The couple had no children.

Prince Faisal married Jordanian radio presenter Zeina Lubbadeh, daughter of businessman Dr. Fares Lubbadeh, on 4 January 2014. The marriage ceremony was held at her parents' home in Amman.


National honours[edit]

see ribbon bars on the illustration photo

Foreign honours[edit]



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Military offices
Preceded by
So'oud Nuseirat
Chief of Air Staff
2002 - 2004
Succeeded by
Hussein Al Biss
Royal titles
Preceded by
Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah
Line of succession to the Jordanian throne
3rd position
Succeeded by
Prince Omar bin Al Faisal