Princess Raiyah bint Hussein

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Princess Raiyah
Princess Raiyah of Jordan
Born (1986-02-09) 9 February 1986 (age 30)
Amman, Jordan
House House of Hashim (by birth)
Father Hussein of Jordan
Mother Queen Noor of Jordan
Jordanian Royal Family
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HM The King
HM The Queen


HM Queen Noor

Princess Raiyah bint Hussein (born 9 February 1986[1] ) is the youngest daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and Queen Noor. She has two brothers Hamzah and Hashem and an elder sister Princess Iman.[2]

Princess Raiyah attended Atlantic College in Wales and received her undergraduate degree in Japanese at the University of Edinburgh.[3][4][5] She took a year abroad studying at Ritsumeikan University in Japan.

Upon graduation, she moved to Tokyo where she spent three years working in the field of human development. She participated in the official visit to Japan by King Abdullah II in April 2009.[6]

Currently, Princess Raiyah is a graduate student studying a PhD in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA on "the reception of medieval warrior narratives in Japan and the Arab World and their impact upon the construction of national identities" at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).[7]

She is a half-sister to King Abdullah II of Jordan.[8]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George, Alan (2005). Jordan : living in the crossfire. New York: Zed Books. p. 170. ISBN 978-1-84277-471-7. 
  2. ^ Green, Joey (2003). How they met: fateful encounters of famous lovebirds, rivals, partners in crime, and other strange bedfellows. Black Dog Publishing. p. 136. ISBN 978-1-57912-327-7. 
  3. ^ Pooran, Neil (10 May 2013). "Edinburgh University’s ultra-rich graduates inherit their money from family fortunes". Deadline News (Edinburgh, Scotland). Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Graduate Students". The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures is part of the Humanities Division within UCLA College. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Graduate Students". The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures is part of the Humanities Division within UCLA College. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  6. ^ International Ucla
  7. ^ "Graduate Students". The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures is part of the Humanities Division within UCLA College. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Immediate Family Tree". The Royal Hashemite Court. Retrieved 26 March 2015.