King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein was born on January 30, 1962. King Abdullah, the direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammed, assumed his constitutional powers as King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on February 7, 1999, the day his father, the late King Hussein, passed away. King Abdullah began his education at the Islamic Educational College and received his secondary education at St. Edmund’s School in Surrey, England, Eaglebrook School in Massachusetts, then at Deerfield Academy in the United States of America. In 1980, King Abdullah entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. He attended Oxford University in 1984. From 1986 -1987 he was attached to the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s Helicopter Anti-Tank Wing as a Tactics Instructor, where he received qualification as a Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot. King Abdullah II biography and profile.