King Abdullah II of Jordan

Abdullah was born on 30th Jan 1962 and ascended the throne of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 7th Feb 1999 upon the death of his father, King Hussein. He was educated in England at St Edmund's School, Hindhead, Surrey. Then he went to school in the USA. He entered RMA Sandhurst in 1980 and was commissioned into the 13th/18th Hussars as a Troop commander. He was appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the Light Dragoons in 2003.

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