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Pahlavi Imperial Family Celebrate the Nowruz

  March 23, 2013 at 12:09 am by

The former Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, celebrated the Nowruz (Persian New Year) on March 21, 2013 at her home in Washington, DC.. with her family. As each year, the Empress has posed in front of Haft-Sin Table (or the “Seven S’s”) with her son, Prince Reza, her daughter, Princess Farahnaz, her granddaughters, Princesses Noor, Iman and Farah, and Princess Yasmine (Prince Reza´s wife). This year also has attended the … Continue reading

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40th Wedding Anniversary of King Hussein and Queen Alia

  December 24, 2012 at 7:12 am by

Today marks the 40th anniversary of King Hussein of Jordan’s wedding to Alia Toukan. The wedding was a surprise to the people, because the Royal Court didn’t make an official announcement of the engagement. In addition to that, King Hussein had only gotten divorced from his second wife, the English born Princess Muna, a few weeks earlier. Alia Toukan was the daughter of a Jordanian diplomat, Baha Uddin Toukan, and … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Celebrates Atlantic College’s 50th Anniversary

  September 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm by

The President of United World Colleges, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, visited on Wednesday the St Donat’s Castle School in Wales. The visit was to celebrate the castle’s 50th anniversary as a location for an international college. Queen Noor had the opportunity to meet with students and alumni, and she helped to bury a time capsule containing students’ stories on Wales’ effect on their world.

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Queen Noor Patronizes the International Arab Youth Conference

  July 15, 2012 at 7:13 am by

On Friday, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan attended the opening ceremony of the 32rd International Arab Youth Conference in the rose-red city of Petra. She was accompanied by her daughter, Princess Raiyah, and Princess Dana Firas. The meeting, held under the theme “Modern Media and Development”, discusses a number of media-related topics, including social networks and economic development, online media and freedom of expression, cultural exchange and ethics and … Continue reading

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TRF Exclusive Interview with Zohrab Markarian, Jordanian Royal Photographer

  June 20, 2012 at 11:19 am by

Zohrab Markarian was born in Amman in 1955. He won the grand prize in the “Jordanian Flowers” photography competition, which was under the patronage of Her Late Majesty Queen Alia. As the winner, he was appointed by both Their Late Majesties King Hussein and Queen Alia as the official photographer of the Hashemite Royal Family. King Hussein wished to support Markarian’s career, and sent him to Germaine School for Photography … Continue reading

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Princess Sumaya of Jordan Joins RACEF

  June 10, 2012 at 5:04 am by

Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan joined the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences (RACEF) as the Academician for Jordan during a ceremony in Barcelona on June 7, 2012. Princess Sumaya was honoured for her activities as the President of the El Hassan Science City and the Royal Scientific Society, and for her wider work in bringing the benefits of science and education to Jordan and the region. … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of the Marianne & Sigvard Bernadotte Art Awards

  June 10, 2012 at 4:58 am by

On June 7, 2012 the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Art Awards celebrated their 30th anniversary with a gala at the winter garden of Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. On this special occasion, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Princess Christina, Mrs Magnusson, the Duke and Duchess of Bragança, Queen Noor of Jordan and Empress Farah of Iran attended the ceremony. The Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Arts Fund was created in 1982 to … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends “My Neighborhood” Premiere

  April 25, 2012 at 11:02 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan attended the private screening of the documentary “My Neighborhood” at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. “My Neighborhood” is the tale of the forced eviction of Mohammed El Kurd, an eleven-year-old Palestinian from his home in East Jerusalem by Israeli settlers. The surprising friendship that evolves when Israeli Zvi Benninga and his family comes to support … Continue reading

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Prince Hamzah attends Skydive Jordan

  April 22, 2012 at 2:57 am by

On April 19, 2012, HRH Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, the eldest son of the late King Hussein and Queen Noor, participated in Skydive in Wadi Rum desert in the South of Jordan. The Prince, president of the Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan, made a parachute jump at a media event to announce the launch the sport of skydiving in Jordan this summer. Prince Hamzah was accompained by his … Continue reading

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February 9, 1977: Death of Queen Alia of Jordan

  February 9, 2012 at 7:17 am by

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Alia Al Hussein. Queen Alia, born Alia Baha Uddin Toukan, was born in Cairo, Egypt on December 25th, 1948 where her father was the Ambassador of Jordan. 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. She graduated with … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II Turns 50

  January 31, 2012 at 6:15 am by

On Monday, His Majesty King Abdullah bin Al Hussein of Jordan celebrated his 50th birthday. Born in Amman on January 30, 1962, King Abdullah is the eldest son of the late King Hussein and his British second wife, Princess Muna. King Abdullah began his primary education at the Islamic Educational College in Amman, and later attended St. Edmund’s School in Surrey, England. During his secondary education, the King studied at … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Opens International Arab Children Congress

  November 14, 2011 at 4:53 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan, founder and chairperson of the board of trustees of the King Hussein Foundation, opened on November 13, 2011 the 31st International Arab Children Congress (IACC) at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This is the first time that the IACC is celebrated outside Jordan. The ceremony commenced with an opening address on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, delivered by Dr … Continue reading

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Queen Noor receives the Inspiration Award

  November 9, 2011 at 8:42 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan received on November 2nd, 2011 the Inspiration Award, during the annual luncheon of the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists in the Dining Room at the United Nations. Also receiving the Inspiration Award was US actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Mia Farrow. Both women were chosen for this prize for their work in humanitarian causes, human rights and peace issues. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund was … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Aicha of Morocco Dies

  September 5, 2011 at 6:49 am by

On Sunday the Royal House of Morocco announced the death of King Mohammed V I´s aunt, HRH Princess Lalla Aicha of Morroco, at age 81.  Lalla Aicha was born on June 17, 1930 at the Royal Palace in Rabat. She was the second daughter of the late King Mohammed V of Morocco and his first wife, Lalla Abla bint Tahar. After King Mohammed V´s death, her brother, the late King Hassan … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Celebrates her 60th Birthday

  August 23, 2011 at 4:27 am by

Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan turns 60 today. Her Majesty was born Elisabeth (Lisa) Najeeb Halaby on August 23, 1951 in Washington DC. She is the oldest daughter of Najeeb Halaby and Doris Carlquist. After receiving a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University in 1974, she worked on international urban planning and design projects in Australia, the United States, Iran and Jordan, where she met the … Continue reading

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Birth of Prince Ali Reza’s Daughter

  August 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm by

The Crown Prince of Iran, Prince Reza Cyrus Pahlavi, has announced on his official website that the daughter of the late Prince Ali Reza and his fiancée, Raha Didevar, was born on July 26, 2011 in the USA. The newborn, named Iryana Leila, was born seven months after her father’s death and is the fourth grandaughter of Empress Farah. Part of the statement read, “We know you will join us, out … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends Najwa Karam’s Concert

  July 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm by

After a three year-absence, the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts started on July 20, 2011 in the ancient ruins of Gerasa, one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. On Thursday, July 28, 2011 between the 5000 people that attended the concert of Lebanese singer Najwa Karam at the southern amphitheatre was Queen Noor of Jordan accompanied by her friend, the Jordanian Senator … Continue reading

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Princess Rym Ali Receives the Ischia Award

  July 10, 2011 at 10:00 am by

HRH Princess Rym Ali of Jordan received on Saturday the Ischia International Journalism Award during a gala celebrated at Piazza del Soccorso in the island of Ischia, Naples (Italy). Princess Rym (née Brahimi) worked as journalism for BBC World Service, Dubai TV, Bloomberg International, Radio Montecarlo, Moyen Orient and CNN before her marriage with Prince Ali bin Al Hussein in September 2004. Her Highness is the founder of the Jordan the … Continue reading

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Iman Pahlavi’s High School Graduation

  June 28, 2011 at 6:27 am by

On June 11th, 2011 Princess Iman Pahlavi, the second daughter of Prince Reza and Princess Yasmine, celebrated her graduation from The Bullis School in Maryland. Iman was accompanied during this special day by her parents, her sisters, Princess Noor and Princess Farah, her grandmother, the former Empress Farah, and her aunt, Princess Farahnaz. This event was a happy day for the Pahlavi family, after the tragic death of Prince Ali, … Continue reading

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Dominican President Visits Jordan

  June 21, 2011 at 2:22 am by

The President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez Reyna, paid an official visit to Jordan between June 18th and 20th, 2011. On the second day of their visit to Jordan the President and his wife, Margarita de Fernandez Cedeño, were welcomed by King Abdullah and Queen Rania at the Royal Offices in Amman. King Abdullah and Leonel Fernandez met behind closed doors and were later joined by senior officials from … Continue reading

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