Women at the House - Princess Badiya

Photo of Princess BadiyaThe fifth in our series of films on Christ Church alumnae features HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan.

Princess Badiya was born in Amman, Jordan in 1974, and is the third daughter of TRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal and Princess Sarvath El Hassan. Princess Badiya studied Modern History at Christ Church under Dr Katya Andreyev, and Patrick Wormald. She matriculated in 1992.

Following Oxford, Princess Badiya studied for an LL.M. in Public International Law from The London School of Economics. She was also called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1998, and is a non-practising Barrister. HRH has worked with a number of initiatives to further interfaith and cross cultural understanding, as well as projects to promote human rights, especially the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. She is also involved with various charities and programmes that work to support young people and women.

Princess Badiya remembers the House with great affection, and recalls how the skills learnt studying History have helped her throughout her life to date.