Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa

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Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa
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Born (1988-09-23) 23 September 1988 (age 31)
SpousePrincess Sahab bint Abdullah Al Saud 2011- 2017
Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa (2017–18)
Nouf Al Ajmi(2017-present)
IssueFaisal bin Khalid Al Khalifa
Abdullah bin Khalid Al Khalifa
Munirah bint Khalid Al khalifa
HouseAl Khalifa
FatherKing Hamad
MotherSheikha Sheia bint Hassan Al Khrayyesh Al Ajmi from Kuwait
Military career
Allegiance Bahrain
Service/branch Royal Guard
Years of service2008–present
Battles/warsYemeni Civil War

Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa (born 13 September 1988) is a member of the Bahraini royal family, and a Bahraini military officer.

Early life and education[edit]

Khalid bin Hamad was born on 13 September 1988, the fifth son of the Bahraini ruler, King Hamad, with Sheia bint Hassan Al Khrayyesh Al Ajmi of Kuwait, the king’s second wife.[1][2]

He attended Ibn Khuldoon National School and then graduated from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in August 2008.[1]


He is a military officer with the rank Major and command Royal Guard's Rapid Intervention Force.[3] He is the president of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation[4] and the first deputy chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Khalid bin Hamad married Sahab bint Abdullah Al Saud (born 14 February 1993), daughter of Saudi Arabia's late ruler King Abdullah, on 6 June 2011 in Riyadh.[6] They have two sons: Faisal (born 12 December 2012) and Abdullah (born 6 February 2015).[7] They divorced on 2017, Sahab left Bahrain to London, where she lives alone.

Khalid got married second time on 8 July 2017.[8] His second wife is the daughter of Mohammad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the chief of the National Guard[8] and have one daughter who was born in 2018, Muneera.

Khalid has a third wife named Nouf Al Ajmi, who is his cousin from his mother's side.

Styles of
Sheikh Khalid
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Reference styleHis Highness
Spoken styleYour Highness
Alternative styleSheikh


  1. ^ a b "Biography". Official website. Archived from the original on 25 April 2013.
  2. ^ Gordon Rayner (17 February 2011). "WikiLeaks: US wanted 'derogatory' information on Bahrain king's sons". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Royal Guard Commander Patronises Graduation Ceremony". Bahrain News Agency. 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ "HM the King Patronizes HM's Cup for Overall and Young Endurance Competitions". Bahrain News Agency. 23 February 2013.
  5. ^ "King of Bahrain`s son marries Saudi king`s daughter". Dawn. Riyadh. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad marries daughter of Saudi Monarch". Bahrain News Agency. 16 June 2011. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Birth of HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa". Diplomat Magazine. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Bahrain King's Son Khalid bin Hamad to Marry National Guard Chief's Daughter". Bahrain Mirror. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2020.