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On This Day: Queen Alia of Jordan Passes Away

  February 9, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Forty years ago today, Her Majesty Queen Alia Al Hussein was killed in a helicopter crash. She was returning from an inspection trip to Tafileh Hospital in southern Jordan when the helicopter she was travelling in crashed. Among the casualties of the accident were: the Minister of Health, the pilot Badreddin Zaza, a friend of King Hussein, and the military doctor. Despite the bad weather and warnings from King Hussein not to … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Meets With Ivanka Trump

  January 7, 2017 at 1:22 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan, who is enjoying a private holidays in New York, was seen on January 6 leaving Trump Tower. She had met with Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Elect of the United States, Donald Trump. They spoke about issues related to women around the world. Ivanka Trump met with Queen Rania in Trump Tower https://t.co/PLllC8zEQ2 pic.twitter.com/XHPBYQJsc9 — VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) January 6, 2017

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On This Day: Princess Haya Cultural Centre Receives Royal Opening

  November 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm by

Forty years ago, on November 14 1976, their Late Majesties King Hussein and Queen Alia Al Hussein of Jordan inaugurated the Princess Haya Cultural Centre in Amman. Queen Alia promoted the creation of this non-government cultural centre to support the arts and develop awareness of Jordan’s heritage among children. At the inauguration ceremony, the late Queen was accompanied by her daughters, Princess Haya and Abir Muhaisen, Empress Farah Pahlavi, and King … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Performs Umrah

  October 31, 2016 at 9:53 pm by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein and her daughter, Sheikha Al Jalilah, have performed the ‘minor pilgrimage’ (Umrah in arabic) on October 29 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Princess, who is married with Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, shared a few pictures of this private moment on her official Instagram and Facebook. Princess Haya prayed for Jordan and Dubai and wrote that she was blessed to have had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Princess Dina Honored For Her Fight Against Breast Cancer

  October 12, 2016 at 8:12 pm by

Princess Dina Mired has received the ‘Personality of the Year 2016’ award from Zahra Breast Cancer Association from HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud. She received the award during a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in presence of the Princess Haifa bint Feisal bin Abdulaziz, chairperson of Zahra Breast Cancer Association. Princess Dina was the Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) during thirteen years and she … Continue reading

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Princess Alia Tabbaa Poses With Her First Granddaughter

  October 11, 2016 at 7:28 am by

Princess Alia Tabbaa of Jordan has posed for first time with her five-month old granddaugher, Raiyah Halawani, for the new issue of Hola! magazine. These are the first public pictures of Raiyah. Raiyah was born on May 2, 2016 in Amman and she is the daughter of Princess Alia’s eldest daughter, Princess Ayah, and her husband, Mohammed Talal Halawani. Princess Alia has posed with her four children, son-in-law Mohammed and … Continue reading

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Princess Haya’s Latest Engagements

  October 8, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

On Wednesday, Princess Haya of Jordan, wife of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, inaugurated the Medcare Women & Children Hospital. The new hospital is dedicated to women and children and it is the first tertiary hospital in the United Arab Emirates to be 90% staffed by women. She visited the paediatric department and their patients. Princess Haya opens Medcare women and children hospital https://t.co/Je5KqYkNip #MedcareDubai pic.twitter.com/QTJal38Ewr — The Gulf Today (@thegulftoday) … Continue reading

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Princess Iman Turns 20

  September 27, 2016 at 10:00 am by

The eldest daughter of King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan celebrates her 20th birthday on Tuesday. Princess Iman was born in Amman on September 27, 1996. She has one older brother, Crown Prince Hussein (b. 1994) and two younger siblings: Princess Salma (b. 2000) and Prince Hashem (b. 2005). She is currently pursuing her degree at Georgetown University after completing her secondary education at the International Academy Amman.

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Prince Moulay Rachid and Oum Keltoum Welcome First Child

  June 23, 2016 at 11:10 am by

Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco and his wife, Lalla Oum Keltoum, have welcomed their first child – a boy who was born in Rabat on June 23. The couple got married in November 2014 and he is the only brother of King Mohammed VI. Morocco’s King has baptized the newborn with the name of His Highness Prince Moulay Ahmed. Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco Welcomes his First Child! https://t.co/8GjaBLlGwZ pic.twitter.com/XbaCmDC6nH — … Continue reading

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On This Day: Wedding of King Hussein and Princess Muna

  May 25, 2016 at 9:00 am by

On this day in 1961, the late King Hussein got married to Princess Muna (née Antoinette Avril Gardiner) in Amman. Jordan’s King had been married before to Princess Dina, with whom he had a daughter, Princess Alia. The royal wedding took place at Zahran Palace. Days before, Muna, who was born in England, converted to Islam and took the name of Muna Al Hussein. On the morning of the wedding, they celebrated … Continue reading

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Princess Muna Celebrates Her 75th Birthday

  April 25, 2016 at 6:00 am by

King Abdullah’s mother, Princess Muna Al Hussein, celebrates today her 75th birthday. Her Highness was born Antoinette Avril Gardiner on April 25, 1941 at Chelmondiston, near Ipswich in England. She is the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Percy Gardiner, of the British Army’s Royal Engineers, and Doris Elizabeth Sutton. Princess Muna spent part of her childhood in Kuala Lumpur, during her father’s posting to Malaysia, where she attended Bourne School. Thereafter … Continue reading

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A First For Both Parties: Queen Noor Speaks at Judson University

  April 19, 2016 at 7:49 am by

Queen Noor of Jordan attended Judson University’s sixth annual World Leaders Forum in Elgin, Illinois, on Monday. King Hussein’s widow is the first leader from the Middle East to speak at Judson’s forum. Her Majesty was the keynote speaker and in her hour-long speech focused on topics including refugees and her work to support humanitarianism. Queen Noor, who is on the board of RefugeesInternational, reminded the auditorium that refugees constitute a third … Continue reading

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Princess Alia Turns 60

  February 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, the eldest child of the late King Hussein and his first wife Queen Dina, celebrates today her 60th birthday. Only months after her birth, her parents divorced and Queen Dina was not allowed to see her daughter for six years. Princess Alia received her primary education in Amman and later continued studying in the United Kingdom where she obtained A levels in Arabic, English and French from … Continue reading

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Princess Raiyah Turns 30

  February 9, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Jordan’s Princess Raiyah celebrates today her 30th birthday. She is the youngest child of the late King Hussein I. Her Highness was born on February 9, 1986 at the King Hussein Medical Centre as the fourth child of King Hussein and his fourth wife, Queen Noor. Princess Raiyah received her undergraduate degree in Japanese at the University of Edinburgh and she also attended Columbia University where she studied an MA in Japanese Literature. … Continue reading

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Prince Rashid and Princess Zeina Welcome Baby Boy

  February 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm by

Prince Rashid bin Talal of Jordan and his wife Princess Zeina had a baby boy on Monday according to a Royal Court statement. The newborn was born in Amman and was named Talal after his paternal great-grandfather, the late King Talal I. Their Royal Highnesses have another son, Prince Al Hassan, who born on December 1, 2013.

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Jordan’s King And Queen Working Visit To Italy

  December 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

King Abdullah II  and Queen Rania arrived on Wednesday in Rome starting a two-day working visit. On Wednesday His Majesty met with Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi. During a meeting in Rome, King Abdullah expressed Jordan’s severe condemnation to the terrorist attacks carried out by terrorist groups in the region and the world. In the evening, Their Majesties had a private dinner at the Casina Valadier Restaurant with the Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King and Queen attend 10th Anniversary Service of the Amman Bombings

  November 10, 2015 at 12:29 am by

On Monday, King Abdullah II and his wife, Queen Rania, attended the memorial service for victims of the 2005 Amman bombings in the Amman Martyrs Garden. Their Majesties observed a moment of silence in front of the memorial, laid a wreath and prayed for the 57 victims who were killed in simultaneous suicide bombings on three hotels in the Jordanian capital. The families of the victims also attended the service and … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Participates in the “Unity in Diversity” Convention

  November 6, 2015 at 8:27 am by

Princess Haya of Jordan, the wife of the UAE’s Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, participated in the “Unity in Diversity” peace convention in Florence yesterday. She was invited together with the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Yemeni journalist Tawakkol Karman, to inaugurate the 2015 meeting. The Princess, who is a UN Ambassador of Peace, defended the important role of the mayors in cities and praised the labor … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Receives the Longines Ladies Award

  June 16, 2015 at 8:08 am by

HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein received on Monday the 2015 Longines Ladies Award in recognition of “her understanding elegance as a competitor, a woman and a leader working tireless for the good of the equestrian sports.” The Princess, who was a former Olympic showjumper and a two-term President of the FEI, gave thanks to all women who have helped her along the way. View image | gettyimages.com The ceremony … Continue reading

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Pahlavi Family Celebrates the Nowrouz

  April 5, 2015 at 2:59 pm by

The Pahlavi Family has celebrated the Nowouz, the New Persian Year, in the United States. The former Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, has been accompanied by her eldest son, Prince Reza, her daughter, Princess Farahnaz, her daughter-in-law, Princess Yasmine, and her granddaughters, Princess Iman, Princess Farah and Princess Iryana Leila. All the family celebrated this special festivity at Empress’s home. The Imperial family posed, as each year, in front of … Continue reading

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