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Jordan’s King and Queen In France

  September 21, 2014 at 4:55 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah where on a two day working visit to Paris, France. On day one of the visit, Queen Rania met today with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at the UNESCO’s headquarters. Dressed in a lovely pant suit and heels by Elie Saab and Louis Vuitton bag see here, Her Majesty discussed education in Jordan and the Arab world and the the … 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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Princess Haya Receives ‘Legion of Honour’ From France

  September 7, 2014 at 10:52 pm by

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was honoured with the National Order of the Legion of Honour. The Legion of Honour is France’s highest decoration. Princess Haya, FEI President, received it in recognition of her efforts of the equestrian sport. Princess Haya received the award from Laurent Fabius, French Minister of … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Receives Prize of the City of Aachen

  July 23, 2014 at 4:05 am by

FEI President Princess Haya has been awarded the Prize of the City of Aachen on Sunday July 20th. Princess Haya received the award in recognition of her commitment to equestrian sport. She received the award from the City of Aachen Major of the City of Aachen Marcel Philipp in a ceremony in the held in the main arena at the Aachen CHIO, Germany. “This award means a great deal to … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Donates To Refugees

  July 11, 2014 at 6:08 am by

The wife of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, as UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City (IHC) has made a generous donation to support the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ efforts in emergency nutrition and food security for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. Princess Haya donated $500,000 (Dh1.83 million). Princess Haya … Continue reading

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A Second Daughter For Prince Hamzah And Princess Basmah

  July 6, 2014 at 9:00 am by

Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan & his Canadian born wife, Princess Basmah welcomed on Saturday, July 5 their second child together, a baby girl named princess Noor bint Hamzah. The new-born princess holds the name of her paternal grandmother queen Noor of Jordan. She has two elder sisters, Princess Haya & Princess Zein. Prince Hamzah who is 35 years old married former chief pilot Princess Basmah (nee bani … Continue reading

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The Crown Prince of Jordan Turns Twenty

  June 28, 2014 at 2:28 am by

Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah celebrates his 20th birthday this Saturday. Prince Hussein was born in Ammam on June 28, 1994 as the eldest child of the-then Prince Abdullah bin Al-Hussein and Princess Rania, now the King and Queen of Jordan. He was named after his paternal grandfather, the late King Hussein bin Talal. The young prince was appointed heir to the throne by a Royal Decree issued on July … Continue reading

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Princess Haya’s Outfits At Royal Ascot 2014: Days 3 and 4

  June 22, 2014 at 11:36 am by

Princess Haya stepped out wearing a dress on day 3 of the Royal Ascot Race which looked very familiar at first glance. It’s a dress that her sister-in-law, Queen Rania of Jordan wore a few weeks before. The white dress which featured with lace around the waist was matched with a black and white wide brim hat, black heels and a black clutch see here. On Day 4, HRH looked a … Continue reading

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Princess Haya’s Outfits At Royal Ascot 2014: Day 1 and 2

  June 19, 2014 at 8:55 am by

It’s one of the very few events that Princess Haya is seen wearing a hat and when she does, she usually makes a statement matching her hats with couture. On day one of Royal Ascot, Princess Haya wore a Haute Couture Elie Saab sky blue pleated dress with a matching bolero see here. Princess Haya matched the dress with a navy blue hat, blue heels and a matching clutch. The dress … Continue reading

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Prince Zeid Selected As New UN Human Rights Chief

  June 18, 2014 at 2:25 am by

The United Nations General Assembly elected on June 16 Prince Zeid bin Raad Al-Hussein of Jordan as the new High Commissioner for Human Rights. Prince Zeid, who will succeed South African Navi Pillay next September, was nominated for this position by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, ealier this month. He has previously served as Jordan’s ambassador to the United States and Mexico. The prince was also a political affairs … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania of Jordan Attend Daughter’s Graduation

  June 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan celebrated today the graduation of their elder daughter, Princess Iman bint Abdullah, from high school in Amman. The King  and Queen proudly ascended the platform and handed over the high school completion diplomas to Princess Iman and her classmates during a lavish ceremony held at the International Academy of Amman (IAA) school campus. The graduation ceremony was also attended by the Princess’s … 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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Jordanian Royals Recieve Pope Francis

  May 25, 2014 at 4:09 am by

Upon his arrival to the Jordanian capital of Amman, the first step in his Holy Land pilgrimage, His Holiness Pope Francis was welcomed at the airport by Prince Ghazi bin Mohamad, the King’s special envoy and Senior Advisor for Religious and Cultural Affairs, as well as representatives of churches, dozens of journalists and Jordanian citizens. At Al Husseiniyeh Palace, Pope Francis was greeted by 21-gun salute and guards of honour in … Continue reading

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Princess Ayah Weds Mohamad Halawani

  May 23, 2014 at 1:03 am by

The Hashemite Royal Family of Jordan gathered on Thursday to celebrate the marriage of Princess Ayah bint Feisal bin Al Hussein and her fiance, Mohamad Halawani. The couple, who were engaged last June, tied the knot in a lavish wedding reception held at Zahran Palace in Amman. According to Petra News Agency, the ceremony was attended by a number of princess and princesses, including the bride’s parents Prince Feisal bin … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Launches Edrak Initiative

  May 20, 2014 at 2:18 am by

As part of Her Majesty’s efforts supporting education in the Arab world, Queen Rania of Jordan launched yesterday a non-profit Arabic platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) named Edrak. The platform is the first of its kind in the region and aims to provide Arab learners with great access opportunities to many of the online courses taught at leading universities worldwide such as Harvard and MIT. Edrak, which means realization, … 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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Emir Of Qatar Visits Jordan

  April 1, 2014 at 4:31 am by

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani paid a one day official visit to Jordan where he met with King Abdullah II on March 30. The Emir was welcomed at at the Marka Airport by His Majesty King Abdullah II and Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein. The two leaders then left for Basman Palace where a lunch took place for the Emir and his delegation. The Emir of Qatar … 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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