King Abdullah and Queen Rania have been on-the-go for much of last week ovet the weekend. After conducting a state visit of Belgium, they headed across the Atlantic to the United States for a very special occasion. Much pomp and circumstance was made of their visit in the US capitol; but the ceremony they flew in to town for wasn’t for them but for their eldest son.
His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan, graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He obtained a B.Sc. Degree in foreign services specializing in international history. The Prince is the eldest son of Queen Rania and King Abdullah II.
His proud mother posted a photo and comment to social media, showing how happy she is of her son:
“A very special day when your first born is graduating from university! What a wonderful journey you have taken us on, Hussein.”
The Prince’s younger sister, 19-year-old Princess Iman, is also currently attending Georgetown University.
The Prince walked with pride before his parents to accept his certificate from SFS President John J. DeGioia. He later posted to social media: “Closing one chapter and beginning another.” And indeed, the young Prince has spent much time pursuing his studies these past few years. And from his comment, one can assume he feels rather bittersweet about closing this chapter of his life.
Prince Hussein will turn 22 next month. In 2012, he enrolled at Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown. Before moving to the United States, he graduated from King’s Academy High School in Jordan. By this time, he was already known as Crown Prince. A royal decree issued in July, 2009 granted him this title.