Son of King Hussein who was named the Crown Prince of Jordan in 1999 only to have it rescinded in 2004 by his half-brother, King Abdullah II of Jordan.
He reached the level of officer in the Arab Legion after graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
He was awarded a UN Peacekeeping Medal from the United Nations in 2001.
He married his second wife, Princess Basma, in 2012, after a six-year marriage to Princess Noor ended in 2009.
He is the half brother of King Abdullah II .