BAHRAIN

The Al-Khalifa Dynasty

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1942 – 1961 H.H. Shaikh Salman II bin Hamad al-Khalifa, Ruler of Bahrain, KCMG (5.6.1952), KCIE (1.1.1943), KStJ (16.5.1956). b. 10th October 1894, eldest son of H.H. Shaikh Sir Hamad bin ‘Isa al-Khalifa, Ruler of Bahrain, KCIE, CSI, educ. privately. Chair Muharraq Municipality 1937-1942, and Court of Wards. Appointed as Heir Apparent by his father in a secret document, February 1940. Succeeded on the death of his father, 20th February 1942. Attended the Coronation of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London, 1953. Granted a personal salute of 11-guns July 1942, and permanent salute of 13-guns. Presdt Bahrain Motor Fed 1952-1954. Rcvd: Queen Elizabeth II Coron Medal (2.6.1953), GC of the Order of the Dannebrog of Denmark (1957), and the Orders of Al-Rafidain 1st class of Iraq (3.4.1952), and Cedars of the Lebanon 1st class (1958). m. (first) 1910, Shaikha Latifa bint Ibrahim al-Khalifa, daughter of Shaikh Ibrahim bin Khalid al-Khalifa, by his wife, Shaikha Noora bint ‘Isa al-Khalifa. m. (second) at al-Jasra, October 1931, Shaikha Mouza bint Hamad al-Khalifa (d. 2nd May 2011), daughter of Shaikh Hamad bin Abdullah al-Khalifa, of al-Jasra. m. (third) June 1945, a daughter of ‘Abdu’llah al-Zaid. He d. at Safra, 2nd November 1961 (bur. Honaynaiya Cemetery, Rifa’a), having had issue, three sons and six daughters:
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1961 – 1999 H.H. Shaikh ‘Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa, Amir of the State of Bahrain, GCB (c 10.4.1984), GCMG (15.2.1979, KCMG 14.7.1964). b. at Beit al-Jasra, 3rd June 1933, eldest son of H.H. Shaikh Salman II bin Hamad al-Khalifa, Ruler of Bahrain, KCMG, KCIE, KStJ, educ. Rifa’a Palace Sch and Manama High Sch, Bahrain. Appointed as Heir Apparent by his father, 31st January 1958. Mbr Council of Regency 1953-1961, Presdt al-Khalifa Family Council, Presdt Manama Municipal Council 1956-1961, Chair Irrigation Council and Deputy Chair Admin Council 1956-1961. Succeeded on the death of his father, 2nd November 1961. Installed 16th December 1961. Assumed the title of Amir of the State of Bahrain on the attainment of full independence from Britain, 15th August 1971. Presdt Bahrain Motor Fed 1954-1999. Hon Fellow Royal Coll of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI) 1995-1999. Represented his father at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London 1954. Patron The Bahrain Soc (London) 1971-1999. Rcvd: the Grand Collar of the Orders of Pahlavi of Iran, and the Nile of Egypt, Collar of the Orders of Muhammad of Morocco, Mubarak the Great of Kuwait, and Independence of the State of Qatar, GC of the Orders of Hussein ibn ‘Ali with collar, and the Renaissance of Jordan, Cedars of the Lebanon (2nd class 1958), Omayyad of Syria, Independence with collar of Tunisia, Legion of Honour of France, and Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Civil Order of Oman 1st class, the Order of Al-Nahayyan 1st class of the UAE, the Order of the Two Rivers 1st class of Iraq (x.5.1968, 2nd class 3.4.1952), King Faisal II Installation Medal (2.5.1953) of Iraq, Queen Elizabeth II Coron Medal (2.6.1953), etc. m. 8th May 1949, as his only wife, H.H. Shaikha Hessa bint Salman al-Khalifa (b. 1933; d. at Al-Sakhir Palace, Manama, 5th August 2009, bur. Al-Rifa’a Cemetery), Hon Presdt Children & Mothers’ Welfare Soc, International Ladies’ Assoc, etc, daughter of Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa. He d. at Al-Sakhir Palace, Manama, 6th March 1999 (bur. Al-Rifa’a Cemetery), having had issue, five sons and four daughters:
  • 1) H.M. Shaikh Hamad II bin ‘Isa al-Khalifa, King of Bahrain – see below.
  • 2) H.H. Shaikh Rashid bin ‘Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa. Presdt Bahrain Equestrian & Horse Racing Club. He d. in Germany, 17th December 2010 (bur. Al-Rifa’a Cemetery), having had issue, three sons:
    • a) H.H. Shaikh Turki bin Rashid al-Khalifa.
    • b) H.H. Shaikh Muhammad bin Rashid al-Khalifa. m. at the Riffa Palace, Bahrain, 26th August 2003, Shaikha …al-Khalifa.
    • c) H.H. Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid al-Khalifa. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 3) Lieutenant-General H.H. Shaikh Muhammad bin ‘Isa al-Khalifa. Cdr Bahrain National Guard 1997-2008, COS Bahrain Defence Forces. Rcvd: the Orders of of Shaikh ‘Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa Exceptional class, Ahmad the Victorious (13.12.2009), the Order of Bahrain 1st class, Medal of Military Merit 1st class, Medal of Military Duty 1st class, Hawa, and Kuwait Liberation Medals. m. Shaikha Khuloud al-Khalifa. He has issue, two sons and one daughter:
    • a) H.H. Shaikh ‘Isa bin Muhammad al-Khalifa, educ. Washington Univ (B.Econ. 2008), USA.
    • b) H.H. Shaikh Salman bin Muhammad al-Khalifa, educ. RMA Sandhurst. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut BDF 2008.
    • a) H.H. Shaikha Ayesha bint Muhammad al-Khalifa, educ. Ibn Khuldoon National Sch, Bahrain.
  • 4) H.H. Shaikh ‘Abdu’llah bin ‘Isa al-Khalifa. Private Sec to the Crown Prince. Racehorse owner and breeder. Presdt Bahrain Motor Fed. Mbr Fed Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). m. Shaikha Haya bint Muhammad al-Khalifa, daughter of his paternal uncle, Shaikh Muhammad bin Salman al-Khalifa, sometime Judge at the Appeal Court. He had issue:
    • a) H.H. Shaikha Jawahir bint ‘Abdu’llah bin ‘Isa al-Khalifa. m. at Manama, 2nd May 2013, H.H. Shaikh ‘Isa bin Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa (b. 7th March 1990), elder son of General H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, by his wife, H.H. Shaikha Hala bint Duaij al-Khalifa, youngest daughter of Shaikh Duaij bin Khalifa al-Khalifa, sometime Assist Under Sec Ministry of Finance & National Economy She has issue, a son - see below.
  • 5) H.H. Shaikh ‘Ali bin ‘Isa al-Khalifa. Minister of Royal Court Affairs since 1995. m. Shaikha Anoud bint Muhammad al-Khalifa, daughter of his paternal uncle, Shaikh Muhammad bin Salman al-Khalifa, sometime Judge at the Appeal Court. He had issue:
    • a) H.H. Shaikha Sheikha bint ‘Ali al-Khalifa.
  • 1) H.H. Shaikha Maryam bint ‘Isa al-Khalifa. Chair Organising Cttee for Bahrain International Garden Show. m. Shaikh ‘Ali bin ‘Abdu’llah al-Khalifa, son of Shaikh ‘Abdu’llah bin Hamad al-Khalifa, sometime Presdt Majlis Tijara. She had issue, two sons and three daughters - see above.
  • 2) H.H. Shaikha Sheikha bint ‘Isa al-Khalifa. m. Shaikh Duaij bin Hamad al-Khalifa, son of Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Abdu’llah al-Khalifa. She two sons and three daughters - see above.
  • 3) H.H. Shaikha Munira bint ‘Isa al-Khalifa. m. Shaikh Salman bin Muhammad al-Khalifa (b. 1962; k. in a diving accident in Oman, 13th October 2007), sometime Presdt Bahrain Footbal Assoc, son of Shaikh Muhammad bin Salman al-Khalifa, sometime Judge at the Appeal Court. She had issue, five sons and one daughter – see above.
  • 4) H.H. Shaikha Nura bint ‘Isa al-Khalifa. m. before 1998 (div.) H.E. Shaikh 'Isa bin 'Ali al-Khalifa, Prime Ministerial Adviser on Oil and Industry Affairs, son of Shaikh 'Ali bin Hamad al-Khalifa. She had issue, two sons - see above.
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1999 -  H.M. Shaikh Hamad II bin ‘Isa al-Khalifa, King of Bahrain, KCMG (15.2.1979). b. at the Bahrain Govt Women’s Hospital, Rifa’a, 28th January 1950, eldest son of H.H. Shaikh ‘Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa, Amir of the State of Bahrain, GCB, GCMG, by his wife, H.H. Shaikha Hessa bint Salman al-Khalifa, educ. Manama Secondary Sch, Applegarth Coll, Godalming, Surrey, the Leys Sch, Cambridge, Mons Officer Cadet Sch, Aldershot, Hants, and US Army Command & Gen Staff Coll, Fort Levenworth, Kansas. Appointed as Heir Apparent by his father, 27th June 1964. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut Bahrain National Guard 16/2/1968, Cdr  Bahrain National Guard 1968-1969, Chair Irrigation Council and Manama Municipal Council 1968, C-in-C Bahrain Defence Force since 1969, Head of Defence Dept 1970-1971, MSC 1970-1999, Vice-Chair Admin Council 1970-1971, Minister of State for Defence 1971-1988, Deputy Presdt al-Khalifa Family Council 1974-1999, Chair Supreme Council for Youth & Sports 1975-1999. Succeeded on the death of his father, as Amir of the State of Bahrain, with the style of His Highness, 6th March 1999. Proclaimed a new Constitution and assumed the title King of Bahrain, with the style of His Majesty, 14th February 2002. Presdt Bahrain Scientific Soc, Bahrain Centre for Studies and Research 1981. Hon Presdt Bahrain Gardens Club, Bahraing Garden Show, and the Royal Academy of Doctors. Hon Fellow Royal Coll of Surgeons of Ireland (FRCSI) 2006. Hon PhD Univ of the Persian Gulf 2010. Hon Presdt Royal Charity Org since 2007. Patron The Bahrain Soc (London) since 1999. Author of “First Light: Modern Bahrain and its Heritage” (1994). Rcvd: Collar of the Order of al-Khalifa (1976), the Order of Bahrain 1st class (1976), the Collar of the Orders of the Republic of Egypt (24.1.1973), Husain ibn Ali of Jordan (4.11.1999), Zayed the Great of the UAE (2.2.2005), and King ‘Abdu’l Aziz of Saudi Arabia (16.4.2010, 1st class 4.4.1967), GC of the Orders of the Star of Jordan (1.2.1967), Muhammad of Morocco (16.10.1970), Renaissance special class (1.9.1972) and Star of Jordan (1.2.1967), Crown of Iran (28.4.1973), National Merit of France, Isabela the Catholic of Spain, and the Dannebrog of Denmark (4.2.2011), the Orders of the Two Rivers 1st class of Iraq (22.2.1969), Republic of Indonesia 1st class (8.10.1977), Republic of Mauritania 1st class (1.4.1978), Grand Conqueror of Libya 1st class (1.9.1979), Republic of the Yemen 1st class (25.3.2010), etc. m. (first) at Rifa’a, 9th October 1968, H.R.H. Princess Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ibrahim al-Khalifa (b. at Muharraq, 1948), educ. privately at Rifa’a, Chair Supreme Council for Women since 2001, Presdt Arab Women’s Org 2005-2007, Hon Presdt UCO Parents’ Care Centre, Bahrain Businesswomen Soc, and Bahrain International Exhibition Center (BIGS), Hon Dr Soc. Sc. (China Women’s Univ 2002), Patron Women’s Football Cup Arabia 2010, etc, rcvd: the Orders of Shaikh ‘Isa bin Salma al-Khalifa exceptional class (16.12.2008), and Ahmad the Victorious (2.11.2003), eldest daughter of Shaikh Ibrahim bin Muhammad al-Khalifa, by his wife, Shaikha Fatima bint Salman al-Khalifa, daughter of H.H. Shaikh Salman II bin Hamad al-Khalifa, Ruler of Bahrain, KCMG, KCIE, KStJ. m. (second) Sheia bint Hasan Al-Khrayyesh Al-Ajmi, a lady from Kuwait. m. (third) a daughter of Shaikh Faisal bin Muhammad bin Shuraim Al-Marri. m. (fourth) a daughter of Jabor Al-Naimi. He has issue, seven sons and five daughters:
  • 1) General H.R.H. Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain. b. 21st October 1969 (s/o Sabeeka), educ. American Sch, Bahrain, and American Univ, Washington DC (B.Sc. 1992), Cambridge Univ (MA 1993). Appointed as Heir Apparent and invested with the title of Crown Prince, at the Rifa’a Palace, 9th March 1999. Raised to the personal title of Prince, with the style of His Royal Highness, 21st October 2009. Under Sec of State for Defence 1995-1999, Gen & C-in-C Bahrain Defence Force 1999-2008, Deputy Supreme Cdr of the Armed Forces (BDF & National Guard) since 2008. Presdt Bahrain Centre for Studies & Research 1996-1999 (Vice-Presdt 1992-1995), and the Supreme Council for Youth & Sports since 2009. Hon Presdt Bahrain Ardhah (Sword Dancing) Soc, and the Alumni Club. Chair the National Charter Implementation Cttee since 2001, and the Economic Development Brd since 2002. Hon Treasurer & Trustee The King’s Acad (Madaba-Manja, Jordan). Rcvd: the Order of Shaikh ‘Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa Exceptional class (21.10.2009), King Hamad Order of the Renaissance 1st class (13.12.2009), the Order of Ahmad the Victorious, the Order of Bahrain 1st class, and the Medal of Military Merit 1st class, GC of the Orders of the Renaissance special class of Jordan, Union of the UAE, King ‘Abdu’l Aziz of Saudi Arabia (xx.4.2009), etc. m. H.H. Shaikha Hala bint Duaij al-Khalifa, educ. Syracuse Univ (BA), New York, USA, Hon Presdt Information Centre for Women & Children, Chair Bahrain Soc for Mental Retardation, etc, youngest daughter of Shaikh Duaij bin Khalifa al-Khalifa, sometime Assist Under Sec Ministry of Finance & National Economy, by his wife, Shaikha Aisha. He has issue, two sons and two daughters:
    • a) H.H. Shaikh ‘Isa bin Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa. b. 7th March 1990, educ. American Sch, Bahrain, and American Univ, Washington DC (BA 2012), USA. Chair Shaikh Isa bin Salman Educational Charity since 2013. Deputy Chair High Cttee of Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club (REHC). m. at Manama, 2nd May 2013, H.H. Shaikha Jawahir bint ‘Abdu’llah bin ‘Isa al-Khalifa, daughter of his paternal great uncle, H.H. Shaikh ‘Abdu’llah bin ‘Isa al-Khalifa, Private Sec to the Crown Prince. He has issue, a son:
      • i) H.H. Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Isa bin Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa. b. 28th May 2014. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
    • b) H.H. Shaikh Muhammad bin Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa. b. 1993, educ. American Sch, Bahrain.
    • a) H.H. Shaikha Fatima al-Dana bint Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa.
    • b) H.H. Shaikha Al-Joud bint Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa.
  • 2) H.H. Shaikh ‘Abdu’llah bin Hamad al- Khalifa. b. 30th June 1975 (s/o Sabeeka). Governor of the Southern Province. Presdt Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment & Wildlife. Deputy Chair National Wildlife Preservation Org. Trustee Center for Environment & Development for the Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE) 2006-2008. m. H.H. Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa al-Khalifa (b. 1948), educ. LSE, London (BSc 1998, MSc 2002), Mbr Supreme Council for Women 2001-2004 (Permanent Mbr of the Brd since 2004), Exec Dir inJAz Bahrain since 2005, Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement, Young Arab Leaders of Bahrain, etc, daughter of his maternal uncle, Shaikh Khalifa bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa. He has issue, two sons and one daughter:
    • a) H.H. Shaikh ‘Isa bin ‘Abdu’llah bin Hamad al-Khalifa. b. 1999.
    • b) H.H. Shaikh Sulman bin ‘Abdu’llah bin Hamad al-Khalifa. b. 2003.
    • c) H.H. Shaikha Nora bint ‘Abdu’llah bin Hamad al-Khalifa. b. 2000.
  • 3) H.H. Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Khalifa. b. 4th June 1977 (s/o Sabeeka). Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 4) Captain H.H. Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa. b. 8th May 1987 (s/o Sheia), educ. Ibn Khuldoon National Sch, Bahrain, and RMA Sandhurst. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut Bahrain National Guard 11/8/2006, Personal ADC to the King since 2006, prom Lieut 30/6/2007, prom Capt 30/6/2009. Presdt Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Fed (BREEF) since 2000, Bahrain Royal Equestrian & Endurance Fed (BREEF) since 2003, and Bahrain Olympic Cttee (BOC) since 2009. Chair Brd of Trustees Royal Charity Org since 2007, and Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS). Hon Chair Bahrain Cttee Equestrian Endurance Race since 2000. First Vice-Presdt Supreme Council for Youth and Sports since 2010. Mbr Economic Development Brd since 2008. Rcvd: King Hamad Order of the Renaissance 1st class (13.12.2009), the Order of Achievement 1st class (11.8.2006), and the Command & Proficiancy Medal 1st class, GC of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy (17.10.1996), etc. m. at Dubai, 27th September 2009 (nikah) and at Al-Sakhir Palace, East Rifa’a, 2nd October 2009 (milcha), H.H. Shaikha Shaikha Shair bint Muhammad al-Maktoum (b. January 1991), sixth daughter of H.H. Shaikh Muhammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, GBE, by his first wife, H.H. Shaikha Hind bint Maktoum al-Maktoum, daughter of Shaikh Maktoum bin Juma’a al-Maktoum. He has issue, twin sons and a daughter:
    • a) H.H. Shaikh Hamad bin Nasser al-Khalifa. b. at London, 6th June 2012.
    • b) H.H. Shaikh Muhammad bin Nasser al-Khalifa. b. at London, 6th June 2012.
    • a) H.H. Shaikha Shaima bint Nasser al-Khalifa. b. at London, 9th July 2010.
  • 5) H.H. Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad al-Khalifa. b. 23rd September 1989 (s/o Sheia), educ. Ibn Khuldoon National Sch, Bahrain, and RMA Sandhurst. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut Bahrain National Guard 8/8/2008, Personal ADC to the King since 2008, prom Lieut 30/6/2009, attached P (“Pegasus”) Coy, The Parachute Regt (Infantry Trng Btn) at Catterick, North Yorks. Vice-Presdt Bahrain Cycling Fed. First Vice-Presdt Bahrain Royal Equestrian & Endurance Fed since 2003. Mbr Supreme Council for Youth and Sports since 2010. Founder al-Khalida Stables 2004. Rcvd: King Hamad Order of the Renaissance 1st class (13.12.2009), Command & Proficiancy Medal 1st class, etc. m. at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 16th June 2011 (nikah) H.R.H. Princess Sahab bint ‘Abdu’llah al-Saud (b. 14th February 1993), daughter of H.M. ‘Abdu’llah bin ‘Abdul’Aziz al-Saud, The Custodian of the Two Holy Places and King of Saudi Arabia, by his wife, Shaikha Malika bin Saud al-Jarba, daughter of Shaikh Saud bin Zaid al-Jarba. He has issue, one son:
    • a) H.H. Shaikh Faisal bin Khalid al-Khalifa. b. 12th December 2012.
  • 6) H.H. Shaikh Faisal bin Hamad al-Khalifa. b. at Al-Sakhir Palace, East Rifa’a, 12th February 1991 (s/o the Al-Marri lady). Hon Presdt Bahrain Disabled Sports Fed. He was k. in a motor crash, at Manama, Bahrain, 12th January 2006 (bur. Al-Rifa’a Cemetery).
  • 7) H.H. Shaikh Sultan bin Hamad al-Khalifa (s/o Al-Naimi lady).
  • 1) H.H. Shaikha Najla’ bint Hamad al-Khalifa. b. 20th May 1981 (d/o Sabeeka). m. January 2010, ...
  • 2) H.H. Shaikha Hessa bint Hamad al-Khalifa (d/o the Al-Naimi lady). m. Shaikh Hashim bin Muhammad bin Salman al-Khalifa, son of H.R.H. Prince Muhammad bin Salman al-Khalifa. She has issue, a son – see above.
  • 3) H.H. Shaikha Noura bint Hamad al-Khalifa (d/o the Al-Marri lady).
  • 4) H.H. Shaikha Munira bint Hamad al-Khalifa (d/o the Al-Marri lady).
  • 5) H.H. Shaikha Rima bint Hamad al-Khalifa (d/o the Al-Naimi lady).
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