AMMAN — HRH Prince Mohammad, His Majesty King Abdullah’s personal representative, celebrates his birthday on Wednesday.

Born on October 2, 1940, Prince Mohammad was educated at the Islamic Scientific College and pursued his higher studies in Switzerland and Britain.

He also studied at the Military College in Baghdad between 1956 and 1957, later joining the Special Royal Guards before becoming the late King Hussein’s military aide.

The prince assumed several posts, serving as Crown Prince from 1952 until 1962.

In 1970, a Royal Decree was issued appointing him as head of the tribal leaders council and in 1973 he was named as the King’s personal representative.

Prince Mohammad chaired the higher tourism committee several times, and served as Regent on numerous occasions while the King was abroad.

He holds the honorary rank of general in the Jordan Armed Forces and has received several medals from Jordan and abroad.

In addition to mastering Arabic, English and French, the prince understands German and Turkish.

Prince Mohammad married Princess Taghrid in 1981 and has two sons from a previous marriage, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Talal, the King’s special adviser, and Prince Ghazi, chief adviser to the King for religious and cultural affairs and the King’s personal envoy.