Wedding of King Hamad of Bahrain, 1968

Crown Prince (now King) Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, son of Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Sheikha Hessa bint Salman Al Khalifa, married his cousin, Sheikha Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, daughter of Sheikh Ibrahim bin Muhammad Al Khalifa and Sheikha Fatima bint Salman Al Khalifa, in Rifa’a on this day in 1968, 55 years ago, the first of the King’s four marriages. The couple have four children, and he succeeded as Emir of Bahrain in 1999, becoming King in 2002.


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