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The ‘Sleeping Prince’ Moved Home

  February 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

Saudi Prince Khalid bin Talal Al Saud has decided recently to transfer his ill son, Prince Al Waleed bin Khaled, home after spending ten years receiving treatment at a specialist hospital in Riyadh. Prince Al Waleed, who is the eldest son of Prince Khalid, suffered traumatic injury following a traffic accident, causing him to be in a coma for a decade. His mother is Princess Jazzi, the daughter of the late King Saud bin … Continue reading

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Princess Aisha of Jordan Marries Mr Ashraf Banayotti

  January 28, 2016 at 4:22 am by

The Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan announced on Wednesday the marriage of Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein to Mr Ashraf Banayotti. Princess Aisha is the twin sister of Princess Zein bint Al Hussein, and is one of the younger sisters of King Abdullah II and a daughter of the late King Hussein with his British-born wife Princess Muna. According to the official statement, the ceremony took place at the bride’s mother’s house … Continue reading

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Queen Rania’s “Childhood Dream” Comes True

  December 25, 2015 at 11:03 pm by

Queen Rania has expressed her love for chocolate on several occasions, but it seems that the family holidays this year brought her a happy surprise when “someone” gifted her a large Toblerone chocolate bar. The 45 year old mother of four posed proudly with her “childhood dream” Toblerone bar and shared the photo on Instagram. She commented: “Today, someone made my childhood dream come true!. And it’s a big Toblerone, not just … Continue reading

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Queen Noor’s Mother Passes Away

  December 25, 2015 at 6:51 pm by

The Royal Hashemite Court announced on Friday the death of Mrs Doris Halaby, the mother of Queen Noor of Jordan and grandmother of her four children, Prince Hamzah, Prince Hashem, Princess Iman and Princess Raiyah. The statement offered condolences to the Queen and her children; it did not contain any information about the late Doris or the details of her burial and funeral. Mrs Doris Carlquist Halaby, who died in the United States, … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein Turns Forty

  December 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm by

His Royal Highness Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan celebrates his 40th birthday on Wednesday December 23. The prince is the second child of the late King Hussein of Jordan with his third wife, Queen Alia of Jordan, who passed away in a helicopter crash in 1977. His elder sister Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussein is married to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai. He is also a … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royal Family Release New Year’s Card

  December 21, 2015 at 8:57 am by

In celebration of the New Year, through her official accounts on social media Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan shared the Royal Family’s chosen photograph for the occasion. The photo shows proud parents King Abdullah II and Queen Rania posing happily with their four children: Crown Prince Hussein, 21, Princess Iman, 19, Princess Salma, 15, and Prince Hashem, 10. With 10 days until the end of year, I am happy to share our family … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Mark the Late King Hussein’s Birthday

  November 14, 2015 at 3:37 pm by

In memory of his 80th birthday anniversary, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan visited this Saturday the tomb of the late King Hussein, who passed away in 1999 . The couple arrived to the royal mausoleum along with their children Prince Hashem and Princess Salma where they laid wreaths and recited verses from the Koran. The family was welcomed by a group of guards of honor. Crown Prince Hussein also … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Receives The Walther Rathenau Prize

  September 18, 2015 at 4:46 pm by

In recognition of her work as an outstanding advocate for peace and understanding between East and West, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan was awarded on Thursday the Walther Rathenau Prize. The prize was presented to Her Majesty by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel during a ceremony held at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. Queen Rania dedicated the prize to the people of Jordan. She spoke to the audience … Continue reading

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Prince Ali To Stand for FIFA Presidency in 2016

  September 9, 2015 at 10:10 pm by

Surrounded by his family and senior government officials, Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein announced on Wednesday that he will run for the presidency of FIFA for a second time, running against current President, Michel Platini. The Prince expressed his decision duuring a press conference held in Amman today and said, “I was the only person who dared to challenge Blatter, I ran because I believe that FIFA needs change.” He added “This … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Opens Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

  August 22, 2015 at 5:16 am by

Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan launched on Friday the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security, which takes place between 21-22 August 2015 at King’s Academy school in Madaba. The Crown Prince addressed the audience at the opening session of the forum and said that youth are a strategic asset and the real wealth. He added, “Jordan will work through its membership in the United Nations Security … Continue reading

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Prince Saud Al Faisal Passes Away

  July 10, 2015 at 8:05 am by

Saudi Prince and former Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz died on Thursday in the United States after long illness. Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud was born in 1940 as the son of the late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. View image | gettyimages.com Before his retirement earlier this year, … Continue reading

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Baby Boy for Prince Hashem and Princess Fahdah of Jordan

  June 15, 2015 at 11:50 pm by

Prince Hashem bin Al Hussein of Jordan and his wife Princess Fahdah welcomed on Monday a baby boy named Al Hussein Haidara bin Hashem. The birth of the new prince was announced through an official statement released by the Royal Hashemite Court this evening. Baby Prince Al Hussein Haidara is the couples’s forth child following his three elder sisters, Princesses Halat Al Noor, Raiyat Al Noor and Fatima A Alia. Prince … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Royals Celebrate 69th Independence Anniversary

  May 25, 2015 at 9:36 pm by

The Royal Family of Jordan gathered this Monday to attended the official celebration marking Jordan’s 69th Independence Day which took place at the royal palaces in Amman. The cremony was patronized by King Abdullah II, who was joined by his wife, Queen Rania, and their children, Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Salma. It was also attended by Princess Muna, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein and his wife Princess Zeina, along with number of Jordanian princes … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II Opens the World Economic Forum

  May 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm by

Accompanied by his wife Queen Rania and their eldest son, Crown Prince Hussein, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan opened on Friday the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa at the Dead Sea, 22 May 2015. The King addressed the audience during the opening session and said that Jordan has a track record of surmounting challenges. “It is a sign of ongoing strength. This is also the message of … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Chairs the United Nations Security Council

  April 24, 2015 at 7:27 am by

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan has become on Thursday the youngest person ever to chair a Security Council meeting at the United Nations. The young Crown Prince, who is 20 years old, led an open session discussing the role of youth in countering violent extremism and promoting peace. While addressing the audience, he said that the world is facing a formidable challenge; terrorism and extremism, which may … Continue reading

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Saudi King Abdullah Passes Away

  January 23, 2015 at 1:47 am by

The Royal Saudi Court announced earlier this morning the death of His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The late monarch, who was 90 years old, passed away this morning at 1:00am local time (10:00pm GMT) after a long battle of illnesses. He was addmitted to hospital weeks ago for medical checks after suffering from a lung … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Prince Ali to Run for FIFA Presidency

  January 6, 2015 at 9:16 am by

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan announced today his intentions to stand for the FIFA Presidency in elections to be held in May against the association’s long-serving leader Sepp Blatter. The 39-year-old Prince released a statement through his official Facebook saying, “This was not an easy decision, it came after careful consideration and many discussions with respected FIFA colleagues over the last few months.” He added, “The message I … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Visits The UAE

  October 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where she participated in the “Investing In the Future” conference (IIF MENA) which was held for refugee children in the MENA region. The Queen addressed the audience during the opening ceremony and highlighted the problems facing the refugees and their hosting communities. Her Majesty noted that “the year 2014 has witnessed the largest human displacement; one disaster … Continue reading

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A Second Daughter For Prince Hamzah And Princess Basmah

  July 6, 2014 at 9:00 am by

Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan & his Canadian born wife, Princess Basmah welcomed on Saturday, July 5 their second child together, a baby girl named princess Noor bint Hamzah. The new-born princess holds the name of her paternal grandmother queen Noor of Jordan. She has two elder sisters, Princess Haya & Princess Zein. Prince Hamzah who is 35 years old married former chief pilot Princess Basmah (nee bani … Continue reading

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The Crown Prince of Jordan Turns Twenty

  June 28, 2014 at 2:28 am by

Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah celebrates his 20th birthday this Saturday. Prince Hussein was born in Ammam on June 28, 1994 as the eldest child of the-then Prince Abdullah bin Al-Hussein and Princess Rania, now the King and Queen of Jordan. He was named after his paternal grandfather, the late King Hussein bin Talal. The young prince was appointed heir to the throne by a Royal Decree issued on July … Continue reading

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