Princess Haya of Jordan (Humanitarian/Sportswoman)
Haya bint Al Hussein (3 May 1974) is one of King Hussein I of Jordan's daughters and a wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
She generally describes herself as Her Royal Highness Princess Haya of Jordan (Arabic: ھيا), a title derived from her father.
Princess Haya represented Jordan in the 2000 Summer Olympics in show jumping. She was also her country’s flag bearer.
Princess Haya studied in Britain, where she attended Badminton School for Girls in Bristol, Bryanston School in Dorset and later St Hilda's College, Oxford University, from which she graduated with a BA Honours degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE).
On 10 April 2004, Princess Haya wedded HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, becoming one of his junior wives.
On 2 December 2007 in Dubai, Princess Haya gave birth to her first child, HH Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The baby's birth coincided with the United Arab Emirates' 36th celebration of its National Day. On 7 January 2012, she gave birth to her second child, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
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