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1952 - 1999 H.M. Hussein I, by the help of God, King of the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, GCB (m 26.3.1984), GCVO (2.4.1953), GCStJ (20.7.1955), Royal Victorian Chain (19.7.1966). b. at Al-Qasr al-Sagheer Palace, Amman, 14th November 1935, eldest son of H.M. Talal I, by the help of God, King of the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, by his wife, H.M. Queen Zein al-Sharaf, educ. Bishop’s Sch, Amman, Victoria Coll, Alexandria, Egypt, Harrow Sch, Mdsx, and RMA, Sandhurst. Succeeded on the abdication of his father, 11th August 1952. Enthroned at Amman, 2nd May 1953. Field Marshal, Jordan Arab Army 11/8/1952. Marshal of the Royal Jordanian Air Force. Hon Air Chief Marshal, RAF 19/7/1966. Hon Field Marshal Egyptian Army, 21/2/1955. Founded the Orders of Military Glory in 1956, the Hashimite Star in 1971, and Al-Hussein Order of Military Merit in 1976. Author "Uneasy Lies the Head" (1962), "My War with Israel" (1969), and "Mon Métier du Roi" (1975). Hon. Degree (New York Univ. 1996), Hon DCL (Oxon. 1998). Patron The Royal Automobile Club of Jordan (RACJ) 1953-1999, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Jordan, etc. Rcvd: Knt of the Orders of the Golden Spur of the Vatican (10.5.1964), Serephim of Sweden (15.9.1989), Elephant of Denmark (1998), Maha Chakri of Thailand, and Golden Fleece of Spain (1985), the Grand Orders of the Has himites of Iraq (2.5.1953), and Mungunghwa of Korea (10.9.1983), the Grand Collar of the Orders of the Nile of the Republic of Egypt (21.2.1955), Pahlavi of Iran (2.11.1959), and Solomon of Ethiopia (12.5.1960), the Collar of the Orders of Muhammadiya of Morocco (21.4.1960), Idris I of Libya, Chrysanthemum of Japan (x.3.1976), Mubarak the Great of Kuwait, al-Khalifa of Bahrain, and Independence of the State of Qatar, the Badr Chain of Saudi Arabia, GC of the Orders of Omayyad of Syria, Military Merit in white of Spain (3.6.1955), Merit of the Lebanon (special class), Propitious Clouds of China (special grade) (9.3.1959), Redeemer of Greece, National Merit of Guinea (7.5.1960), Leopold of Belgium (mil.), the Netherlands Lion, St Olav of Norway with collar, Tower & Sword with collar of Portugal, Legion of Honour of France (4.7.1967), Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany special class, Independence of Tunisia with collar, White Rose of Finland with collar, Carlos III of Spain with collar, and Merit of the Republic of Italy with collar (26.11.1983), the Orders of the Two Rivers 1st class of Iraq, State Crown of Malaysia (DMN) (24.4.1965), Pakistan 1st class (Nishan-i-Pakistan) (1968), and the White Lion 1st class with collar of the Czech Republic (20.9.1997), the Yugoslavian Grand Star (11.2.1979), the Military Order of Oman 1st class, and the King Abdul Aziz Decoration 1st class of Saudi Arabia (1960), the Grand Star of the Decoration of Honour for Merit of Austria, Mbr of the Royal Family Order of the Crown of Brunei (DKMB) (1984), the Star of the Republic of Indonesia 1st class or Adipurna (1986), King Feisal II Coron. Medal (1953) of Iraq, etc. m. (first) at the Raghdan Palace, Amman, 19th April 1955 (div. at Amman 24th June 1957), H.R.H. Princess Dina (b. at Cairo, 1929; m. second, 7th October 1970, Salah Taamari, né Asad Sulayman Abd al-Qadir), styled Queen Dina al-Hussein with the style of Her Majesty from 19th April 1955, and Princess Dina abdul-Hamid with the style of Her Royal Highness from 24th June 1957, née Sharifa Dina bint ‘Abdu’l-Hamid, Hon. Presdt. The Arab Women’s Association in London. Author "Duet for Freedom" (1988), rcvd: GC of the Orders the Renaissance special class (19.4.1955), Civil Merit of Spain (3.6.1955), etc, daughter of Sharif ‘Abdu’l-Hamid bin Muhammad ‘Abdu’l-Aziz, by his wife, Fahria, née Brav. m. (second) at Amman, 25th May 1961 (div. there 21st December 1971), H.R.H. Princess Muna al-Hussein (b. at Chelmondiston, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, 25th April 1941), née Antoinette Avril Gardiner, Presdt Jordan Nursing Council (JNC), Patron of WHO Nursing & Midwifery in the Middle East and Mediterranean, Hon Adviser to the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Development, Hon Governor Arab Horse Soc, etc. rcvd: GC of the Orders of Hussein ibn ‘Ali, and the Renaissance special class (25.5.1961), daughter of Colonel Walter Percy Gardiner, MC, by his wife, Doris Elizabeth, daughter of Arthur Sutton, of Chelmondiston, Ipswich, Suffolk. m. (third) at Amman, 24th December 1972, H.M. Queen ‘Alia al-Hussein (b. at Cairo, 25th December 1948; k. in a helicopter crash while returning to Amman from Tafileh Hospital, 9th February 1977, bur. Royal Mausoleum, Raghdan Palace, Amman), educ. Loyola Univ, Rome (BA), and Hunter Coll, New York (M. Business & Public Relations), rcvd: GC of the Orders of Hussein ibn ‘Ali with collar, Renaissance special class (24.12.1972), and the Precious Crown of Japan (x.3.1976), daughter of H.E. Sayyid Baha ud-din Toukan, sometime Ambassador at the Court of St James’s, UN, Italy, Egypt and Turkey, by his wife, Hanan, née Hashim, niece of H.E. Ibrahim Hashim Pasha. m. (fourth) at the Zahran Palace, Amman, 15th June 1978 (zifaf), H.M. Queen Noor al-Hussein, GCStJ (16.6.1989) (b. at Washington DC, USA, 23rd August 1951), née Elisabeth (Lisa) Halaby, educ. Concord Acad, Massachucettes and Princeton Univ, New Jersey, USA (BA), Dir of Planning and Design, Royal Jordanian Airlines 1977, Founder Royal Endowment for Culture & Education, and the Noor al-Hussein Fdn 1985, Chair King Hussein Fdn 1999, Patron World Conservation Union, Hon Presdt Bird Life Int,ernational, Presdt United World Colls etc. rcvd: GC of the Orders of Hussein ibn ‘Ali with collar, Renaissance special class (15.6.1978), Merit of the Republic of Italy (26.11.1983), and of the Virtues (Nishan al-Kemal) of Egypt (1989), Mbr of the Royal Family Order of Brunei (DK) (1984), and the Seraphim of Sweden (15.9.1989), Knt of the Order of the Elephant of Denmark (27.4.1998), and the Grand Decoration of Honour for Merit in gold with sash of the Republic of Austria (1982), daughter of Najeeb Elias Halaby, sometime Chair of the Brd and Presdt Pan American Airways Inc, by his wife Doris, daughter of Franklin Elvin Carlquist, of Alexandria, Minnesota. He d. at Al-Hussein Medical Centre, Amman, 7th February 1999 (bur. Royal Mausoleum, Raghdan Palace, Amman), having had issue, five sons and six daughters:
H.M. King Hussein and Queen ‘Alia also adopted a daughter:
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1999 -  H.M. ‘Abdu’llah II, by the help of God, King of the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, GCB (m 6.11.2001), GCMG (12.5.1999), KCVO (26.3.1984). b. at Amman, 30th January 1962, eldest son of H.M. Hussein I, by the help of God, King of the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, GCB, GCVO, GCStJ, Royal Victorian Chain, by his second wife, H.R.H. Princess Muna al-Hussein, née Antoinette Avril Gardiner, educ. Islamic Scientific Coll, Amman, St Edmund’s Sch, Surrey, Eaglebrook Sch and Deerfield Acad, Massachusetts, USA, Oxford Univ, Georgetown Univ, Washington DC, and RMA, Sandhurst. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut 13th/18th Royal Hussars 11/4/1981, prom troup ldr and served in West Germany, prom Capt Jordan Arab Army, coy cdr 91st Armoured bde 1984, attached as instructor RJAF Helicopter Anti-Tank Wing 1986-1987, transf 17th Tank Btn, 2nd Royal Guards Bde 1988, Maj and 2nd-in-cmd 1989, Lt-Col cdg 2nd Armoured Car Regt, 40th Bde 1991-1993, Col and dep cdr Special Forces 1993-1994, Brig-Gen and cdr Special Forces 1994-1997, cdr special operations 1997-1998, prom Maj-Gen 1998, cdr Royal Guards Bde 1998-1999. Appointed as Crown Prince by his father, and became Regent during the incapacity of his father, 25th January 1999. Succeeded on the death of his father, 7th February 1999. Field Marshal Jordan Arab Army and Marshal of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, 7/2/1999. Colonel-in-Chief The Light Dragoons, RAC, 1/7/2003. Rcvd: Knt of the Order of the Seraphim of Sweden (7.10.2003), the Collar of the Orders of the Chrysanthemum of Japan (30.11.1999, GC x.11.1993), and al-Khalifa of Bahrain (4.11.1999), GC of the Orders of the House of Orange of the Netherlands (7.12.1994), Military Merit in white of Spain (15.9.1995), Merit of the Lebanon special class (14.9.1999), Isabella the Catholic with collar of Spain (18.10.1999), St Olav of Norway with collar (4.4.2000), Merit of the Republic of Italy with collar (9.2.2001, GC 15.1.1987), Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany special class (21.10.2002), Star of Rumania with collar (20.12.2005), Carlos III with collar of Spain (21.4.2006), and the Netherlands Lion (30.10.2006), the Grand Order of Mungunghwa of Korea (4.12.1999), the Orders of the White Eagle of Poland (26.9.1999), Grand Conqueror 1st class of Libya (1.9.1999), Family Order of the Crown of Brunei (DKMB) (13.5.2008), etc. m. at Amman, 10th June 1993, H.M. Queen Rania al-‘Abdu’llah (b. at Kuwait City, 31st August 1970), educ. New English Sch, Kuwait City, and the American Univ of Cairo, Egypt, rcvd: GC of the Orders of Hussein ibn ‘Ali with collar (9.6.1999), Carlos III with collar (21.4.2006) and Isabella the Catholic of Spain (18.10.1999), Precious Crown of Japan (30.11.1999), St Olav of Norway (4.4.2000), Merit of the Republic of Italy (9.2.2001), Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany special design (21.10.2002), and the Netherlands Lion (30.10.2006), Mbr of the Order of the Seraphim of Sweden (7.10.2003), the Order of al-Khalifa 1st class of Bahrain (4.11.1999), the Most Esteemed Family Order (DK) of Brunei (13.5.2008), etc, Presdt Jordan River Fdn 1995, Jordan Soc for Organ Donation, Blood Disease Soc, younger daughter of Dr Faisal Sedki Al-Yassin, of Kuwait, formerly of Tulkarem, Palestine. He has issue, two sons and two daughters:
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