It counts HM King Abdullah II and Crown Prince Hussein among its alumni, and now one of Britain’s most prestigious military academies can count another of Jordan’s royal family as a graduate. Princess Salma, the third of His Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania‘s four children, this week celebrated the completion of a short commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which also boasts British Princes William and Harry among its alumni.
Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, and Their Royal Highness Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II and Princess Iman bint Abdullah II during Her Royal Highness Princess Salma bint Abdullah II’s Commissioning Parade at Sandhurst #Jordan pic.twitter.com/p7QsomguhD
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For the occasion, the 18-year-old royal was joined by her family, who jetted to the UK for her graduating parade. Her proud parents, along with elder siblings Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Iman, joined Princess Salma to mark her achievements, sharing several snaps from the big day. “From a graduation gown a few months ago to a military uniform today, you have proven how capable you are!” HM Queen Rania captioned an image with her daughter. “Congratulations to our daughter Salma on graduating from a Short Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.”
Her Majesty represented a designer of the region while celebrating Princess Salma’s graduation, donning a farwa from Saudi Arabian womenswear label Abadia over an elegant black midi. The label, co-founded by Shahd AlShehail, is famed for its reimagined take on the men’s outerwear staple, with Queen Rania’s iteration finished with gold, red, and black embroidery.
Princess Salma’s graduation comes just over a year after her brother, Crown Prince Hussein, had his passing-out parade from Sandhurst. Returning to the military academy to celebrate his sister, the 24-year-old royal shared several family photos from the days, telling his sister: “We are always proud of you.” The completion of Princess Salma’s military course comes just months after the young royal finished high school. It is not yet known where Princess Salma will continue her studies, however, her elder sibling Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Iman both moved to the United States to pursue degrees at Georgetown University.