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Prince Hamzah and Princess Basma Welcome Fourth Daughter Together

  February 7, 2018 at 10:18 am by

On Wednesday February 7th, Jordan’s Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein and his second wife Princess Basma welcomed their fourth child together, a daughter named Nafisa. “God have mercy on you, my dear father, and thank God who gave me today my daughter Nafisa,” the new father posted on his Twitter account this morning. The baby was born on the anniversary of her paternal grandfather, King Hussein’s, death. Queen Noor also posted … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals To Attend WEF in Davos

  January 22, 2018 at 6:03 pm by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein are expected to participate in the World Economic Forum annual meeting that will take place in Davos, Switzerland between January 23-26. According to a Royal Court statement, King Abdullah II is to meet with leaders and representatives of the participating countries, including King Felipe VI of Spain and King Philippe of Belgium, as well as the Presidents of France and Poland, and the German Chancellor. The … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi, Jordanian Crown Princes Attend World Future Energy Summit Opening

  January 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm by

The Crown Princes of Abu Dhabi and Jordan were present for the opening of this year’s World Future Energy Summit at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan delivered a speech at the Summit, which is being held as part of  Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. “The future can not be discussed in isolation from ensuring an active role for youth and investing in the development of their … Continue reading

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A Visit To The Northern Military Zone By King Abdullah

  January 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm by

King Abdullah II of Jordan paid a visit to the Northern Military Zone on Monday January 15, where he met with the 2nd Border Guards Brigade. He was informed of new projects that have been implemented to “improve the conditions of personnel”, and was given briefings on what duties and programs are run by army units within the Zone. The King, who is the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Prince Ali Retires From Army

  December 26, 2017 at 5:28 am by

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan has been officially referred for retirement from the Jordanian Armed Forces after twenty three years of military service. The Prince published the news on his official social media accounts, along with a letter addressed to his former colleagues at the JAF, in which he thanked them and expressed his pride in the years he spent with them in military service. Prince Ali, who turned … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Visits Saudi Arabia for Misk Global Forum

  November 15, 2017 at 7:48 pm by

Jordan’s Queen Rania arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to participate in the second session of Misk Global Forum (MGF), which takes place in the Saudi capital Riyadh between November 15 and 17. It is held under the theme of “Meeting the Challenge of Change”. The Queen delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the forum and highlighted the “hope gap” experienced by the disadvantaged, both within the Arab … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Mark The Opening of Parliament

  November 12, 2017 at 4:48 pm by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has inaugurated on Sunday the eighteenth Parliament session and delivered a speech from the throne. Upon his arrival to the parliament complex in the capital Amman, the King was accompanied by his eldest son, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II. Following the official welcoming ceremony, His Majesty moved to the Parliament Hall where he addressed senators, representatives and the government, urging them to be self-reliant. His Majesty added, … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Queen Noor In South Africa

  November 3, 2017 at 3:00 am by

November 3, 1995: Attending the 1995 annual congress of the United World Colleges, held in Johannesburg, Queen Noor of Jordan is seen speaking with South Africa’s President, Nelson Mandela. The Queen has been President of the United World Colleges – “a global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future” – since 1995, a position President Mandela also held from 1995 … Continue reading

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Queen Rania On Visit To Al-Bayoudha Village

  October 30, 2017 at 5:45 pm by

On Monday, Queen Rania of Jordan paid a visit to the village of Al-Bayoudha for meetings with members of the local community who have worked tirelessly to promote community development programs to benefit those who live there. Her meetings focused around the Abdulrahman Bin Awf Charitable Society and the Al Balqa’ Institute for Innovation, both of which had developed various programs to encourage the local villagers to make the most of the natural resources … Continue reading

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King Abdullah And Queen Rania Open A Cancer Hospital Extension

  September 13, 2017 at 11:00 pm by

His Majesty King Abdullah and Her Majesty Queen Rania inaugurated the new buildings of the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC) today in Amman, Jordan. King Abdullah and Queen Rania who were accompanied by Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the board of trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Centre, toured the facilities along with two children Dalal and Abdullah, who are currently receiving treatment at the KHCC. During the … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan To Pay State Visit To The Netherlands

  September 5, 2017 at 6:38 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will be paying a state visit to The Netherlands this coming November, it has been announced this morning. The couple have been invited by King Willem-Alexander to “confirm the excellent bilateral relations” between the two countries, with the aim of the visit to “widen and intensify economic cooperation”. King Abdullah and Queen Rania previously paid a state visit to The Netherlands back in … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Graduates from Sandhurst

  August 11, 2017 at 7:37 pm by

Proud parents King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended on Friday the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst. The couple witnessed the graduation parade of their eldest son, Crown Prince Hussein, who officially completed a year of intensive military training at the prestegious Academy. Prince Hussein, 23, is currently holding the rank of first lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces. He graduated last year from … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Hussein’s Special Guest At Sandhurst

  July 6, 2017 at 7:01 am by

Jordan’s Crown Prince is currently undergoing military training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom, and he posted a photo on his social media accounts this morning of a special guest who paid him a visit this week. “HH Prince Salman bin Hamad, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, surprised me with a visit to my room at Sandhurst yesterday,” Crown Prince Hussein captioned a photograph of himself, … Continue reading

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Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

  June 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

On June 22, it was the fourth day of Royal Ascot – and also Ladies Day! Those who attended were Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Princess Royal, Tim Laurence, the Countess of Wessex and Zara and Mike Tindall. Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Haya as well as their daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila, were also there. Sheikh Al Jalila accepted a trophy from Princess … Continue reading

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Back To Ascot: Large Windsor Contingent On Hand For Royal Ascot Day One

  June 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm by

A large number of royal Windsors were on hand for the opening day of the 2017 Royal Ascot meet at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire on Tuesday. Queen Elizabeth – in lime green Stewart Parvin – was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York and Lord Vestey in the first carriage of the royal procession on to the course ahead of the afternoon’s races. The Prince of Wales, the … Continue reading

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King Abdullah Visits France For Meeting With Macron

  June 19, 2017 at 4:40 pm by

The King of Jordan was in Paris on Monday for bilateral talks with the new French President, Emmanuel Macron, at Élysées Palace. The two leaders discussed the “importance of continuing coordination and consultation between Jordan and France on issues of mutual interest”. One of the major topic of discussion was sharing of intelligence and cooperation between the two countries to combat terrorism and extremism. King Abdullah and President Macron both reiterated the … Continue reading

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Jordanian Monarch Assists In Putting Out Fire Near Amman

  June 19, 2017 at 5:47 am by

Arab social media activists have circulated a video this Sunday showing Jordan’s King Abdullah II helping the Jordanian Army and civil defence teams as they put out a fire that broke out in Kamaliyeh, near the Royal Palace in Amman. The King appeared in the video carrying a fire extinguisher on his shoulder and passing it to the fire brigade onsite. He later Tweeted and thanked various participants for all the efforts they had made to … Continue reading

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A New Granddaughter for Princess Basma bint Talal

  June 18, 2017 at 1:48 am by

Jordan’s Princess Basma bint Talal has become a grandmother for the sixth time, announcing on social media her younger son has welcomed his first child. “My son Saad and his wife Zeina were blessed today by the arrival of their daughter, Basma. As her grandmother, I am completely overjoyed,” the Princess said in the announcement, which featured a photo of herself with her new granddaughter. The infant was born on Saturday. She … Continue reading

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Abdullah and Rania Celebrate 24 Years of Marriage

  June 10, 2017 at 5:57 am by

Saturday June 10th marks the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan. The couple were married in a lavish ceremony held at Zahran Palace in 1993. On February 7, 1999 King Abdullah II ascended the throne following the death of his father, the late King Hussein. He named his wife Rania as Queen in a Royal Decree issued in March the same year. The couple have … Continue reading

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Sunshine Yellow: Queen Elizabeth Enjoys Derby Day At Epsom

  June 3, 2017 at 3:14 pm by

The sun was shining at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday as Queen Elizabeth and Princess Alexandra of Kent arrived for the Investec Derby Day. Her Majesty (who has only missed to Derby Days during her reign) was aptly dressed in a sunshine yellow coat and matching hat over a floral dress for the event. Princess Alexandra opted for an apple green skirt and blouse with a cream hat. The Queen and her … Continue reading

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