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Prince Feisal celebrates birthday

By JT - Oct 10,2018 - Last updated at Oct 10,2018

AMMAN — HRH Prince Feisal on Thursday marks his 55th birthday.

Born on October 11, 1963 in Amman, Prince Feisal received his elementary education at the Islamic Educational College in Amman and continued his schooling in the United Kingdom.

In 1971, he went to the United States to complete his secondary education in Massachusetts and in Washington, DC.

The prince enrolled in Brown University in 1981, graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor’s of Science in electronic engineering.

In 1998, Prince Feisal graduated with a master’s degree in management from the London Business School.

During his years as an undergraduate, Prince Feisal also trained as a pilot, obtaining his pilot licence in 1982 and receiving his wings, after which he completed basic and advanced fast jet training courses in the UK.

A Royal Decree was issued on September 20, 2004 appointing Prince Feisal, who holds the honourary rank of lieutenant general, as special assistant to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army.

On December 18, 2016, a Royal Decree named Prince Feisal Adviser to His Majesty and chairman of the National Policies Council.

Prince Feisal is also the chairman of the board of trustees of the King Abdullah II Centre for Excellence, and the chairman of the higher organisational committee of the Special Operation Forces Exhibition.

The prince also heads the Royal Water Commission, and is president of the Jordan Olympic Committee and chairman of Jordan Motorsport.

The prince is the founder and chairman of the Generations For Peace organisation and the chairman of the Olympic Council of Asia’s (OCA) Peace Through Sport Committee. 

In addition, HRH has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 2010, and a member of OCA’s executive board, as well as a Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile senator.

Prince Feisal has represented Jordan at a number of Arab and international fora.

On January 4, 2014, Prince Feisal married HRH Princess Zeina Al Feisal. The prince has six children.

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