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H.E. Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani

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Jassim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (Arabic: جاسم بن حمد آل ثاني‎; born 25 August 1978) is the former heir apparent of Qatar. He is the third son of the former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and the first child of the Emir with his second wife, Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al Missned.

Early life and education

Sheikh Jassim is the third son of the former emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.His mother is Moza bint Nasser Al Missned, second wife of his father.He was educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He attended International College, Sherborne School in Dorset.

H.H. Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani

Career

After graduation Sheikh Jassim was commissioned as 2nd-lieutenant in the Qatari armed forces on 9 August 1996. He was appointed heir apparent of Qatar on 23 October 1996. He replaced Mishaal bin Hamad Al Thani, his older half-brother, in the post.Jassim renounced his rights in favour of his younger brother Sheikh Tamim on 5 August 2003.

Jassim was the personal representative of the former emir. Sheikh Jassim is also honorary president of the Qatar National Cancer Society (QNCS) since 1997. Furthermore, he has been chair of the high committee for coordination and follow up since 1999, chair of the supreme council for the environment and natural resources since 2000. He is also patron of Aspire Academy since 2003.

Marriage and children

Sheikh Jassim married Sheikha Bothaina bint Hamad Al Thani, the daughter of Shaikh Hamad bin Ali Al Thani, at Al Wajbah Palace, Doha, on 30 March 2006. They have seven children, three sons and four daughters:

  • Sheikha Moza bint Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani (born February 2007)
  • Sheikh Fahad bin Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani (born 2008)
  • Sheikha Hind bint Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani (born December 2009)
  • Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani (born 2010)
  • Sheikh Tamim bin Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani (born 2014)
  • Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani (born October 2015)
  • Sheikha Dhai bint Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani (born January 2018)

Titles, styles and honours

  • Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (1978–1995)
  • His Excellency Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (1995–1996)
  • His Highness Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar (1996–2003)
  • His Highness Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (2003 – present)

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