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Saudi Monarch Allows Women to Drive

  September 26, 2017 at 8:09 pm by

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a royal decree that allows females to hold a driver license effective from June 2018. The King also ordered the formation of a governmental committee to implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licenses for both men and women equally. The monarch’s decision, which comes just few days after the Kingdom celebrated its National Day, is … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Graduates from Sandhurst

  August 11, 2017 at 7:37 pm by

Proud parents King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended on Friday the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst. The couple witnessed the graduation parade of their eldest son, Crown Prince Hussein, who officially completed a year of intensive military training at the prestegious Academy. Prince Hussein, 23, is currently holding the rank of first lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces. He graduated last year from … Continue reading

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A New Crown Prince In Saudi Arabia

  June 21, 2017 at 8:10 am by

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has appointed his own son, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, as heir and first in line to the Kingdom’s throne, replacing his nephew Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who occupied this position for the past three years. The new Crown Prince, 31, was also named deputy prime minister, and maintains his current position as Minister of Defence. He previously served as deputy Crown Prince and was third-in-line … Continue reading

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Jordanian Monarch Assists In Putting Out Fire Near Amman

  June 19, 2017 at 5:47 am by

Arab social media activists have circulated a video this Sunday showing Jordan’s King Abdullah II helping the Jordanian Army and civil defence teams as they put out a fire that broke out in Kamaliyeh, near the Royal Palace in Amman. The King appeared in the video carrying a fire extinguisher on his shoulder and passing it to the fire brigade onsite. He later Tweeted and thanked various participants for all the efforts they had made to … Continue reading

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Abdullah and Rania Celebrate 24 Years of Marriage

  June 10, 2017 at 5:57 am by

Saturday June 10th marks the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan. The couple were married in a lavish ceremony held at Zahran Palace in 1993. On February 7, 1999 King Abdullah II ascended the throne following the death of his father, the late King Hussein. He named his wife Rania as Queen in a Royal Decree issued in March the same year. The couple have … Continue reading

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Abdullah II of Jordan Performs Umrah

  May 30, 2017 at 11:45 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan has paid a short visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he met with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud. Following his arrival to Jeddah, the King moved directly to the holy city of Mekka and performed Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage at the grand mosque (Al Masjid al-Haram). He also performed the Ishaa and Tarawih Prayer at the holy mosque. He was … Continue reading

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A Second Son for Prince Faisal & Princess Zeina of Jordan

  April 8, 2017 at 7:42 am by

Jordan’s Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein and his wife Princess Zeina welcomed on Saturday their second child, a baby boy named Prince Mohammad bin Faisal. The couple have an older son together – Prince Abdullah bin Faisal – born in 2016. The newborn prince is a 42nd generation direct descendant of Islam’s prophet Muhammad. He shares his name with his father’s uncle, Prince Mohammad bin Talal. Prince Faisal, 53, is the … Continue reading

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One Million Instagram Followers for Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein

  April 8, 2017 at 4:37 am by

The official Instagram account of Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan has exceeded one million followers this week. The page was launched by Prince Hussein in January 2014 to cover his initiatives, activities and personal interests. During the past two years, the Prince has published more than 280 photos that show his participation – either alone or along with his parents – in several events both inside Jordan and abroad. He also … Continue reading

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Abdullah II and Rania of Jordan at the White House

  April 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm by

Jordan’s King Abdulah II and Queen Rania visited the White House on Wednesday. Upon their arrival to the residence gate, the couple were welcomed by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. After posing for photos, the couples moved to the Oval Office and held brief talks. Queen Rania and the First Lady joined their husbands during the official press conference held following the two leaders. During the conference, both the King and President Trump delivered remarks … Continue reading

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Abdullah II and Rania of Jordan at Sandhurst Dinner

  March 26, 2017 at 10:45 pm by

Proud parents King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan have attended recently a dinner company hosted by the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where their eldest so, Crown Prince Hussein, is currently recieving his military education. In a photo shared by Queen Rania, the couple posed proudly with their son in his Sandhurst military dress uniform. They both commented later on Twitter, expressing their pride and happiness, as did the young Prince on Instagram, … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II Joins Twitter

  March 26, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

King Abdullah II of Jordan has launched on Sunday his official Twitter account. In his first tweet under the username @kingabdullahii, His Majesty expressed his happiness to join the famous digital platform and said: “This is Abdullah bin AlHussein, a father and a proud Jordanian. Pleased to be with you on Twitter.” The first to follow and welcome King Abdallah II was his wife, Queen Rania, who preceded him in joining social … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II & His Son Hashem Celebrate Birthdays

  January 30, 2017 at 7:28 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his youngest child, Prince Hashem, celebrate their birthdays on January 30. The king turns fifty-five while his son turns twelve years old. Queen Rania published a sweet photo for both her husband and son and commented wishing her two loves ‘Happy Birthday’. So did King Abdullah and Queen Rania’s elder son, Crown Prince Hussein, who shared two photos of him with his father and brother on Instagram. King Abdullah II … Continue reading

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Prince Hashim of Jordan Appointed New Chief Chamberlain

  January 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm by

A royal decree was issued by King Adullah II of Jordan on Thursday naming his younger brother Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein as new chief chamberlain. Prince Hashim, 35, is the youngest son of the late King Hussein I of Jordan and Queen Noor. He replaces his cousin, Prince Raad Bin Zaid, who held this possession for the past forty years. The prince graduated from Georgetown University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. … Continue reading

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Saudi King Salman Visits Qatar

  December 6, 2016 at 4:34 pm by

As part of his Gulf tour, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has paid a short visit to the state of Qatar. He was warmly welcomed by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani the Emir of Qatar, and the Emir Father, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Along with popular celebrations in the capital Doha, an official ceremony was also held at the the Emiri Diwan (Palace) … Continue reading

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A Busy Day for King Abdullah II & Queen Rania of Jordan

  August 30, 2016 at 2:53 pm by

Accompanied by his wife Queen Rania, King Abdullah II of Jordan started his busy schedule this Monday by recieving a group of Jordanian students, who obtained the highest scores in the General Secondary Certificate Exam (tawjihi). During the reception, which took place at the Royal Offices in Al Husseiniyeh Palace, the King and Queen proudly discussed and praised the students for their great academic progress and achievements. جلالة الملك عبدالله … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate Their Country’s First Ever Olympic Medal

  August 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm by

Although they were not present in Rio, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania were delighted in sharing their nation’s joy on winning their first ever Olympic medal yesterday. King Abdullah II and his son Crown Prince Hussein were among the first to phone and congratulate the Jordanian athlete Ahmad Abughaush, 20, who made history when he won gold in the taekwondo -68kg event beating Russia’s Alexey Dinisenko 10-6. They both expressed their pride and happiness on … Continue reading

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King Abdullah & Queen Rania Attend Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

  August 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm by

Accompanied by his wife Queen Rania and as the guest of honour, King Abdullah II of Jordan attended on Sunday the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which took place at the UK’s historic Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. During the event the couple watched a number of tattoos performed by military bands from different part of the world including the Jordanian bands: the Royal Jordanian Honora Guard – Silent Drill Team, the Jordanian … Continue reading

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Divorce for Princess Aisha of Jordan and Edward Banayoti

  July 4, 2016 at 5:01 am by

The Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan announced on July 1st the divorce of Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein and her second husband, Mr Edward (Ashraf) Banayoti. The couple were married in a private ceremony last January in Amman. According to the statement which was published by the Jordan Times daily newspaper, Edward Banayoti took the Muslim name Ashraf when he converted to Islam. Princess Aisha, who is 48 years old, is … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate the Great Arab Revolt First Centennial

  June 3, 2016 at 5:42 am by

Led by His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces – Arab Army (JAF), the Hashemite Royal Family gathered on Thursday to attended the grand military parade marking the Centennial of the Great Arab Revolt. At the front of the audience were Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein, Princess Salma Bint Abdullah and Princess Muna Al Hussein along with several Jordanian government and army senior officials. من احتفال … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Independence

  May 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm by

Joined by family members and senior Jordanian officials, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended on Wednesday the annual Independence Day ceremony that took place at the royal palaces in the capital Amman. Our Royal Family during the 70th Anniversary of Independence Day #May25JO #LoveJO @QueenRania pic.twitter.com/0k2EjTjOSl — Betty Khoury (@BettyKhoury) May 25, 2016 The couple were also accompanied by their children, Crown Prince Hussein, Princess Salma and … Continue reading

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