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Princess Badiya bint Hassan

Princess Badiya bint Hassan (born 28 March 1974 in Amman, Jordan) is a Jordanian princess. Her father is Prince Hassan bin Talal and her mother is Princess Sarvath El Hassan.


  • Education 1
  • Career 2
  • Marriage 3
  • References 4



After studying law at The College of Law in London, Princess Badiya qualified as a barrister in 1998, being called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn. She is the first member of the Jordanian Royal Family to become a lawyer.[1]

The Princess is a member of and has collaborated with various international organizations. Her work focuses on promoting interfaith and cross-cultural understanding, human rights and the rights of asylum seekers and refugees.[2] She is the Chairman of Mosaic, a mentoring programme founded by Prince Charles. "Mosaic is a Muslim-led charity mentoring young people and offering them positive role models."[3][4]


Princess Badiya became engaged to Khaled Edward Blair in September 2004 and married him in Amman in June 2005.[2][5] They have one son, named Ali.


  1. ^ Jordan Times: July 8, 1998 - Princess Badiya qualifies as a lawyer
  2. ^ a b Princess Badiya bint El Hassan's bio
  3. ^ Emel: Issue 75 December 2010 - A feature interview with Princess Badiya of Jordan (First ever public interview)
  4. ^ Mosaic: Board Members - Her Royal Highness Princess Badiya bint El Hassan (Chairman of Mosaic UK)
  5. ^ Royal News: September 2004
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