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Prince Ali visits Palestine

  May 20, 2011 at 2:40 am by

On May 15th 2011, HRH Prince Ali bin Al Hussein was received by the Palestinian President, Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah. Prince Ali was on a one-day trip who paid a visit to the project of Al-Bireh youth academy. HRH was accompanied with FIFA President Joseph Blatter. Prince Ali made the visit to the project in his capacity of the FIFA Vice-president for Asia and Chairman of the Jordanian and West Asian football associations. Upon his return to Jordan, Prince Ali … Continue reading

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Jordanian King’s Maternal Grandfather’s Funeral

  December 3, 2010 at 12:59 am by

Today, King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, Princess Muna and other members of the Royal Family attended Colonel Piercy Walter Gardiner’s funeral. Gardiner, the maternal grandfather of Jordan’s King, passed away yesterday in Amman. Gardiner was buried in a private ceremony at Princess Muna’s farm in the Jordan Valley. After the funeral, King Abdullah, Crown Prince Hussein and Prince Faisal received the condolences at Raghadan Palace from Royal Family members, the … Continue reading

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King Abdullah’s British Grandfather Dies

  December 2, 2010 at 8:48 am by

Colonel Walter Percy Gardiner, the British grandfather of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, has passed away at Princess Muna’s house on December 1, 2010 according to a statement released by the Royal Court. Walter Gardiner was born on December 12, 1914 in Standford, England. He married Doris Elizabeth Sutton (1916-1994) on December, 24, 1938. Their daughter, Antoinette Avril Gardiner, became Princess Muna Al Hussein in May 1961 after marrying the late … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Opens 16th Parliament Session

  November 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm by

On November 28, 2010 King Abdullah II of Jordan inaugurated the first ordinary session of the 16th Parliament in Amman with a Speech from the Throne. The Monarch dissolved the previous lower house of Parliament in November 2009, two years before the completion of its four-year term, after media allegations about corruption among MPs. During his speech the King said that the Parliament could “amend” a temporary election law “as … Continue reading

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Prince Hassan receives the Bayreuth Prize

  November 21, 2010 at 9:19 pm by

On November 18th, 2010 Prince Hassan was honoured by the German city of Bayreuth with the Wilhelmine von Bayreuth Prize. Jordan’s Prince received the Prize from Bayreuth’s Mayor, Michael Hohl, at the end of the 2nd Bayreuth Futures Forum and in presence of his wife, Princess Sarvath Al Hassan. During his speech the Prince emphasized the importance of the dialogue between cultures, nations and religions to get security among nations. … Continue reading

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Princess Basma Performs Hajj

  November 21, 2010 at 8:03 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal, the sister of the late King Hussein of Jordan, performed Hajj on November 14-18, 2010 accompanied by her youngest son, Saad Kurdi. During this trip she also visited the headquarters of Jordanian Hajj delegation in Mecca to check the services offered to Jordanian and Arab Israeli pilgrims. Princess Basma expressed her deepest thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Raises Awareness for Pakistan Flood

  November 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan hosted on November 15th, 2010 the event: “Pakistan: Hopes Submerged, Resilience Remains” at the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association in New York. The reception, organized by Refugees International, raised awareness for Pakistan, a country which lives a crisis after the devastating floods that started in August. Queen Noor, who is a board member of Refugee International, called for more support for Pakistan and she … Continue reading

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Princess Rym Attends Jordan Awards 2010

  November 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm by

Under the patronage of Prince Ali bin Al Hussein and Princess Rym Ali the Jordan Awards 2010 were given on October 29th, 2010 at the King Hussein Convention Centre in the Dead Sea. HRH Princess Rym presented the awards to several artists and prominent show business figures from across the region. Between the Jordanian were winners included Actor Iyad Nasser and Saba Mubarak, who received the best actor and actress … Continue reading

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Women of the Future Awards 2010

  November 11, 2010 at 9:35 pm by

Princess Badiya bint El Hassan attended on November 10th, 2010 the Women of the Future Awards at the London Marriott Hotel on Grosvenor Square. This year’s winners of the prize were Dr Raina Zarb Adam, Thea Green, Rina Madlani, Lucinda Garrett, Carolina Gonzales-Bunster, Lisa Smosarski, Bola Agbaje, Gemma Tuley, Tabitha Manzuangani, Phil Smith and the Olympic Delivery Authority. Also attended the event Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, awards patron, Cherie … Continue reading

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Reza Pahlavi Celebrates 50th Birthday

  November 2, 2010 at 3:00 am by

On October 31st Prince Cyrus Reza Pahlavi of Iran celebrated his 50th birthday together with his family and friends. Reza Pahlavi was born on October 31st 1960 in Tehran, Iran. He is the he eldest son of the late Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza, and Farah Diba. Reza’s siblings include Princess Farahnaz (1963), Prince Ali Reza (1966), as well as a half-sister, Princess Shahnaz (1940). His youngest sister, Princess Leila, … Continue reading

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Prince Faisal Opens Sochi Camp

  October 8, 2010 at 8:44 am by

Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, IOC member from Jordan and the founder of Generations For Peace, opened on October 1st, 2010 the first European camp of Generations For Peace in the Russian city of Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Generations For Peace Sochi brings together 57 leaders of youth from 11 European and Central Asian countries that have been involved in various forms of … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Opens Arab Children’s Congress

  July 15, 2010 at 11:11 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein opened on July 12nd, 2010 at the Palace of Culture at Al Hussein Sports City in Amman the International Arab Children’s Congress (IACC) under the theme “Safeguarding our Environment”. During the opening ceremony, Queen Noor was accompanied by Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram and Jordanian actor Musa Hijazeen as guests of honor. The opening ceremony featured a dance performance and music by the Brass Band … Continue reading

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Noor Pahlavi’s Graduation Day

  July 6, 2010 at 4:46 am by

In June, the Pahlavi family celebrated Princess Noor’s graduation from high school in Potomac, Maryland. Princess Noor is the eldest daughter of Prince Reza Pahlavi and his wife, Princess Yasmine. On this special occassion, the Princess was accompanied by her parents, her sisters, Princesses Iman and Farah, and her grandmother, Empress Farah. Princess Noor was born on April 3rd, 1992 and is the eldest of Reza and Yasmine’s three children … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Urges More Cuts in Nuclear Arms

  April 9, 2010 at 5:14 am by

Jordan’s Queen Noor Al Hussein participated in Global Zero’s Conference at the National Press Club, in Washington D.C. on April 7, 2010. Her Majesty, a founding leader of the Global Zero movement, said “From my perspective, having grown up during the Cold War and living in one of the most volatile regions in the world, we are so encouraged by the leadership and courageous steps Presidents Obama and Medvedev are … Continue reading

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Jordanian Princesses Attend the 5th Congress of APOCP

  April 9, 2010 at 5:12 am by

HRH Princesses Ghida Talal and Dina Mired were invited, as guests of honor, to participate in the 5th Congress of the Asian Pacific Organisation for Cancer Prevention (APOCP) which was held on April 3-7, 2010 in Istanbul (Turkey). Under the title “Prevention of cancer: Time to move from fiction to action” Princess Ghida, the Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), presented the keynote opening speech of the 5th … Continue reading

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Princess Aisha receives Distinguished Alumni Award

  March 31, 2010 at 6:55 pm by

Princess Aisha Al Hussein of Jordan, the daughter of late King Hussein I and Princess Muna, received on March 31, 2010 the Fisrt Distinguished Alumni Award by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defence University in Washington DC. Princess Aisha received the award at a ceremony attended by HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs … Continue reading

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Farah Pahlavi and Family Celebrate the Nowruz

  March 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm by

On March 21, 2010 the Former Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, celebrated at her home in Washington D.C. the Nowruz 1389 (Persian New Year) with family. As she does each year, Farah Pahlavi has published on her website family pictures to celebrate the New Year. This year she poses in front of the traditional Haft Seen table with her sons, Prince Reza and Prince Ali, her granddaughters, Princesses Noor, Iman … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends a Refugees International Discussion

  March 19, 2010 at 8:33 am by

HM Queen Noor of Jordan attended on Wednesday at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. a discussion on one of the many realities of war: refugees. During this event hosted by Refugees International and titled “Seven Years of War in Iraq: The Future of Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Wake of the U.S. Military Withdrawal”, the Queen said that the “violence is rife in the squatter camps in … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Receives the Steiger Award

  March 16, 2010 at 1:20 am by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein received on Saturday the Steiger Award in the category ‘Sport’ during a gala dinner hosted by TV presenter Cherno Jobatey in Bochum, Germany. The Princess was presented the Steiger Award for her various roles in the field of sport, including her work as president of the International Equestrian Federation, as a member of the International Olympic Committee and as president of the Dubai Organising Committee … Continue reading

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Farah Pahlavi Presents her Memoirs in Arabic

  March 16, 2010 at 1:19 am by

Farah Pahlavi, widow of the late Shah of Iran, traveled to Cairo (Egypt) from March 4th and 8th, for the launching of her book: “An Enduring Love: My Life with the Shah” in Arabic. In the official reception held for this event Farah Pahlavi thanked the Egyptian people, the late President Anwar Sadat and President Hosni Mubarak for their warm hospitality rendered to her late husband during a very difficult … Continue reading

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