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King and Queen of Jordan Send Wishes for 2015

  December 22, 2014 at 11:08 am by

As they do each year, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania have sent a card to congratulate the New Year. This year they have chosen a family picture where they posed with their four children: Crown Prince Hussein (20), Prince Hashem (10), Princess Iman (18) and Princess Salma (14), unlike last year when Prince Hussein sent a picture of him with his brother. The whole family wears clothes in white … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Presides Over Her Last FEI Annual Meeting

  December 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm by

Princess Haya of Jordan presided her last FEI General Assembly as President of the International Ecuestrian Federantion (FEI) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Jordanian princess announced in August she will not stand for a third term, as she wants to prioritize her family and her two children. During her stay in Azerbaijan she was received by the President, Ilham Aliyev, at the Presidential Palace in Baku. On Sunday, on her final … Continue reading

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Prince Moulay Rachid And Oum Kalthum’s Wedding

  November 21, 2014 at 1:52 am by

The brother of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Prince Moulay Rachid, married Oum Kalthum in a magical ceremony which took place over a few days at the Rabat Royal Palace. On Thursday November 13, they celebrated the first ceremony which is called the Henna Day. The henna day is a henna ritual marked by presenting the Hdya to Prince Moulay Rachid’s spouse. The next day they celebrated the second ceremony which … Continue reading

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Queen Noor and Princess Alia Attend Takreem Annual Awards

  November 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm by

On Saturday November 9th, Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan and Princess Alia Tabbaa attended the Takreem Annual Awards ceremony which took place in Marrakesh, Morroco. Her Majesty, who was choosed as member of the award jury board in May, attended the ceremony accompanied by Princess Alia Tabba. The Princess handed out the award to the Jordanian social entrepreneur Kamel Al-Asmar, founder and CEO of Nakhweh, the first development and … Continue reading

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Princess Alia Tabba Turns 50

  September 15, 2014 at 3:00 am by

Today, Princess Alia Tabba of Jordan celebrates her 50th birthday. She was born on September 15, 1964 in Amman. She is the daughter of Tawfik al-Tabbaa and Lamia Addem. Her father was the founder and president of the Royal Jordanian Airlines. On August 9, 1987 she married Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, the second son of the late King Hussein and Princess Muna, at Zahran Palace after a short courtship. … Continue reading

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Prince Moulay Rachid Ties The Knot

  June 16, 2014 at 11:48 am by

On Sunday 15th June, the Ministry of Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery of Morocco announced the wedding of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, the brother of King Mohammed VI, with Miss Boufarès Umm Kulthum. The ceremony was presided by King Mohammed VI in the Royal Palace of Rabat. The 43 year old groom is the youngest male child of the late King Hassan II. He was the Crown Prince of Morocco … Continue reading

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Lalla Soukaina’s Wedding

  June 12, 2014 at 3:31 am by

Lalla Soukaina Fellali, the eldest daughter of Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco and niece of King Mohammed VI, got married on May 28, 2014 to Mohammed El Mehdi. The couple announced in October their engagement. The wedding ceremony took place at Lalla Meryem’s residence. All the royal family attended the ceremony and also Mrs Chirac. The bride4′s father, Mr Fouad Fialli, did not attend the wedding. Lalla Soukaina wore a … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan Celebrate Independence Day

  May 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm by

On Monday, King Abdullah II of Jordan attended the ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the Kingdom’s independence. As in the three previous years, the ceremony took place at Raghadan Palace in Amman. Upon arrival at the site of the celebration, the King was received by Crown Prince Hussein, the Royal Court chief and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, Senate President Abdul Raouf … Continue reading

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Small Miracles: The Story of the Princess Alia Foundation

  May 26, 2014 at 8:37 pm by

Yesterday Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, the eldest daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, and Sharifa Sarra Ghazi presented the book Small Miracles, The Story of the Princess Alia Foundation in Amman. Other members of the Royal Family attended the presentation: Prince Asem bin Nayef with his wife, Princess Sanaa, and Princess Iman bint Al Hussein (who collaborates with the Foundation) and her husband, Zaid Mirza. The Foundation … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Turns 40

  May 3, 2014 at 6:00 am by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan celebrates today her 40th birthday. Princess Haya was born on May 3, 1974 in Amman. She is the daughter of the late King Hussein I (1935-1999) and his third wife, the late Queen Alia (1948-1977). She was named after King Hussein’s aunt.  Princess Haya has one brother, Prince Ali, and one sister, Abir Muhaisen, who was adopted when she was one year old. … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya Celebrate 10th Wedding Anniversary

  April 10, 2014 at 6:00 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, and Princess Haya bint Al Hussein celebrate today their tenth wedding anniversary. The private ceremony took place on April 10th, 2004 at Al Baraka Palace in Amman and was attended only by family members. The bride wore an traditional white and gold embrodered wedding dress and a veil. She wore as accessories a white gold and emerald pendant, earrings and … Continue reading

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Prince Mired and Princess Dina Climb Mt Kilimanjaro

  February 18, 2014 at 11:31 pm by

On Saturday February 15, 2014, Prince Mired and Princess Dina Mired arrived in Amman after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (5,896 meters altitude), the highest summit in Africa. It was part of the “From the lowest point to the highest point for cancer” initiative, led by Mostafa Salameh, the first Jordanian to climb the seven highest peaks in the world. The team consisted of twenty-two other members, including Prince Mired, his wife … Continue reading

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65th Birthday Of The Late Queen Alia Al Hussein

  December 25, 2013 at 4:44 am by

Jordan today marks the 65th anniversary of the birth of the late Queen Alia Al Hussein. Queen Alia was born on December 25th 1948 in the Egyptian capital. She was the only daughter of Baha Uddin Toukan, a Jordanian Ambassador, and Hanan Hashim. She spent her childhood in Egypt, Turkey, United States, London and Rome. She attended the Church School in London and the Rome Center of Liberal Arts of Loyola. … Continue reading

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Baby Boy for Prince Rashid and Princess Zeina

  December 1, 2013 at 8:04 am by

The Jordanian Royal Court has announced that Prince Rashid and Princess Zeina of Jordan have welcomed a son on December 1st, 2013. The new Prince was born in Amman and he has been named El Hassan in honour of his paternal grandfather, Prince El Hassan bin Talal, the brother of the late King Hussein I. He is the first child of the royal couple. Prince Rashid (born in 1979) is … Continue reading

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Farah Pahlavi Celebrates 75th Birthday

  October 14, 2013 at 12:00 am by

The former Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, celebrates today her 75th birthday. Born as Farah Diba, she was born on October 14th, 1938 in Tehran (Iran). Farah was the only child of Captain Sohrab Diba and his wife, Farideh Ghotbi. She received her elementary education at Tehran’s Italian School and French Jeanne d’Arc School. Upon finishing her studies at the Lycee Razi, she pursued an interest in architecture at the … Continue reading

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Prince Faisal of Jordan Turns 50

  October 13, 2013 at 12:00 am by

On October 11th, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan celebrated his 50th birthday. The Prince is the son of the late King Hussein I and his second wife, Princess Muna. His Highness was born on October 11th, 1963 in Amman. He has one brother, King Abdullah II, and two sisters, Princesses Aisha and Zain, and five half-sisters and three half-brothers. Prince Faisal began his education in 1965 at the … Continue reading

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Wedding of Prince Rahim Aga Khan

  September 5, 2013 at 9:41 am by

Prince Rahim, the eldest son of Prince Karim Aga Khan and his first wife, Princess Salimah, married on August 31st American Kendra Spears. The wedding took place on the grounds of the Chateau of Bellerive in Geneva, Switzerland  in a private ceremony attended by members and friends. Before the wedding, Kendra converted to Islam and took the name of Salwa.

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Princess Ghida Celebrates 50th Birthday

  July 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm by

Princess Ghida Talal of Jordan, born Ghida Hani Salaam on July 11st, 1963 in Beirut to a distinguished Lebanese political family, celebrates today her 50th birthday. Ghida is the daughter of Hani Salaam and Rajaa Arab. She has one sister, Dalia, and two brothers, Mohammed and Yaser. She graduated with the French Baccalaureate degree in Lebanon before traveling to the United States to attend Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington … Continue reading

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Princess Fawzia of Egypt Dies

  July 2, 2013 at 11:38 pm by

On July 2nd, 2013 Princess Fawzia bint Fuad of Egypt died at age 91 in Egypt. Princess Fawzia was the eldest daughter of King Fuad I and Queen Nazli. She got married in 1939 with the Crown Prince Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran, with whom she had a daughter: Princess Shahnaz (born in 1940). In 1948, the couple got the divorced and Fawzia married the Egyptian Colonel Ismail Chirine. … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Look-Back: King Hussein and Lisa Halaby

  June 15, 2013 at 6:00 am by

Today marks the 35th wedding anniversary of the late King Hussein I of Jordan with the American Elizabeth Halaby. Elizabeth (Lisa) Halaby was born in the United States into a prominent Arab-American family. She is the oldest daughter of Najeeb Halaby, former Pan American World Airways President, and Doris Carlquist. She has one sister, Alexa, and one brother, Christian. Lisa joined the first freshman class at Princeton to accept women, … Continue reading

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