A Royal Decree was issued Friday promoting HRH the Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah, to the rank of First Lieutenant at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, Petra News Agency reported.
Al Hussein started his education in Jordan and in 2016 he graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in International History. Since reaching the age of majority in 2012, Al Hussein has functioned as regent on several occasions and has accompanied his father on a number of local and international visits.
In 2013, he participated in a training session with the members of the Jordanian Special Forces elite 71st Counter Terrorism Battalion. On 14 July 2014, Al Hussein visited the King Hussein Medical Center in Amman where some injured Palestinians who fled Gaza were receiving medical treatment.
Al Hussein is in charge of the Crown Prince Foundation, which is responsible for a technical university and a number of scientific and humanitarian initiatives. In 2015, at the age of 20, Hussein became the youngest person to chair a UN Security Council session.
After graduating from Sandhurst in 2017, he made a global debut when he addressed the UN General Assembly in September. Observers speculate he will start to play a more prominent role in Jordan and abroad.
Unlike the King’s, the Crown Prince’s role is mostly ceremonial under the Constitution, and the title is not associated with any political post. Al Hussein performed his first official engagement in June 2010, when he represented his father at the celebrations of the anniversary of the Arab Revolt and the Armed Forces Day.