Prince Hassan bin Talal

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Prince Hassan bin Talal
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Prince El Hassan bin Talal in Berlin 2006
Born (1947-03-20) 20 March 1947 (age 75)
Amman, Jordan
Spouse
IssuePrincess Rahma
Princess Sumaya
Princess Badiya
Prince Rashid
Full name
Hassan bin Talal bin Abdullah bin Hussein
HouseHashemite
FatherTalal of Jordan
MotherZein al-Sharaf
ReligionIslam

Prince Hassan bin Talal (Arabic: الحسن بن طلال, born 20 March 1947), is a Jordanian prince and former crown prince. He is son of King Talal, brother of King Hussein bin Talal and uncle of King Abdullah II. He was Crown Prince of Jordan for more than 30 years (from 1965 to January 25, 1999).

Hassan was born in Amman in 1947. He is the youngest son of King Talal and his wife Zain Al Sharaf, who had six children. Hassan went to primary school in Amman. Later, he got a BA with honors in Oriental Studies, and then a master's degree.

His older brother, King Hussein, became king of Jordan after the death of his father. Hussein chose Hassan as Crown Prince in April 1965. He continued to be a political advisor as he was the closest politician to the king. He was deputy king during the absence of the late king, and continued the king's duties until we was dismissed on January 25, 1999.

In 1968, Prince Hassan married Tharwat. They have four children: Princess Rahma, Princess Sumaya, Princess Badiya, and Prince Rashid.

He plays sports such as taekwondo, polo, mountain climbing, diving and swimming.

Royal titles
Preceded by
Prince Abdullah bin Al Ghazi
Line of succession to the Jordanian throne
19th position
Succeeded by
Prince Rashid bin El Hassan
Preceded by
Abdullah bin Hussein
Crown Prince of Jordan
1965–1999
Succeeded by
Abdullah bin Hussein