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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Queen Rania of Jordan supports youngest daughter Princess Salma as she graduates from Sandhurst Military Academy

Members of the Jordanian royal family flew to the UK to watch the prestigious graduation ceremony

The Jordanian Royal Family visit Sandhurst for Princess Salma's graduation ceremony. Queen Rania / Facebook
The Jordanian Royal Family visit Sandhurst for Princess Salma's graduation ceremony. Queen Rania / Facebook

Jordan’s Princess Salma has graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

The ceremony was watched by proud parents King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, who flew to the UK to support their youngest daughter.

Princess Salma, 18, follows in the footsteps of her father and older brother, Crown Prince Hussein, who both graduated from Sandhurst. Prince Hussein also attended the ceremony along with sister Princess Iman, who flew over from Washington DC where she is studying at Georgetown University.

Queen Rania later took to Instagram to congratulate her daughter on the achievement. She said: “From a graduation gown a few months ago to a military uniform today, you have proven how capable you are! Congratulations to our daughter Salma on graduating from a Short Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst #Love #Proud #Jordan #LoveJO”

The Crown Prince also praised his younger sister, saying: “We are always proud of you.”

Princess Salma is not the first female member of the Jordanian royal family to attend the military academy. Her aunt, Princess Aisha bint Hussein, became the first Middle Eastern woman to attend the academy, graduating in 1987.

In May, Princess Salma graduated from the International Amman Academy before undertaking the Short Commissioning Course at Sandhurst.

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