Prince Muhammad bin Talal

Prince Muhammad bin Talal (born 2 October 1940) is the second son of King Talal of Jordan and is the younger brother of King Hussein of Jordan.[1]

Prince Muhammad bin Talal
Koning Hussein met jongere familieleden, prins Hassan, prins Mohammad en prinses, Bestanddeelnr 255-5064.jpg
(L to R) Prince Hassan, King Hussein, Princess Basma, and Prince Muhammad (c. 1952)
Born (1940-10-02) 2 October 1940 (age 79)
Amman, Jordan
Firyal Irshaid
(m. 1964; div. 1978)

Taghrid Majali
(m. 1981)
IssuePrince Talal
Prince Ghazi
FatherTalal of Jordan
MotherZein Al-Sharaf


Prince Muhammad completed his primary schooling at the Islamic Scientific College in Amman and then attended the Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil in Switzerland. He then went to Bryanston College in the United Kingdom where he finished his secondary education. Between 1956 and 1957 he attended the Military Academy in Baghdad.[2] In 1960 he earned his private pilot’s license.


Upon his return to Jordan in 1958, Prince Muhammad joined the Jordan Arab Army and served in the first Royal Guard Regiment before becoming Aide de Camp to King Hussein. Prince Muhammad was made Crown Prince of Jordan in 1952 when his elder brother Crown Prince Hussein became king.[3] He held the post until 1962.[3][2]

In 1971 he was appointed head of the council of tribal chiefs by King Hussein. In 1973, a royal decree invested him as the personal representative of King Hussein.[4][2] He then headed the supreme committee for tourism in Jordan. He also served as regent and as head of the regency council on numerous occasions in the absence of the King. He holds the honorary rank of full general in the Jordanian Armed Forces as well as many high decorations from Jordan and other countries.[2]


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Personal lifeEdit

Prince Muhammad first married Firyal Irshaid in 1964. They had two sons: Prince Talal (born 26 July 1965) and Prince Ghazi (born 15 October 1966). Their marriage ended in divorce. He later married Taghrid Majali, daughter of the late Hazza' al-Majali, Prime Minister of Jordan, on 28 June 1981.[2] Prince Muhammad and Princess Taghrid along with their daughter, Samiha Al Fayez, reside now in Al Manal Palace. He also practices and promotes various sports including karate, chess, shooting and hunting.


  1. ^ "Lionel Pincus's Sons Take Their Father's Princess to Court". Vanity Fair. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Prince Mohammad turns 73". The Jordan Times. 1 October 2013. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b Shahin, Mariam (1 September 1998). "The man who would be king". The Middle East. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  4. ^ "The Royal Court Offices". King Hussein I. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  5. ^ Quirinal
  6. ^ "Senarai Penuh Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Persekutuan Tahun 1965" (PDF).
Royal titles
Preceded by
Prince Hussein Bin Hashim
Line of succession to the Jordanian throne
11th position
Succeeded by
Prince Talal bin Muhammad