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Princess Haya Named Goodwill Ambassador for OIE

  September 25, 2012 at 1:48 am by

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Princess Haya’s role is to raise worldwide awareness of the World Organisation for Animal Health’s missions and activities. She said, “The OIE’s role in establishing the standards and approach taken to improve animal health globally is crucial, and especially at a time when the world faces the challenges of climate … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King & Queen Travel To The United States & Peru

  September 22, 2012 at 7:12 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah left for a working visit to the United States and Peru on Friday. During the visit to the Unites States, King Abdullah is scheduled to deliver a speech at the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He is also scheduled to meet a few world leaders and heads of participating delegations attending the … 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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Bahraini Monarch Visits Jordan

  September 1, 2012 at 9:51 am by

Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Issa Al Khalifa paid a two-day visit to Jordan last Monday, where he met with HM King Abdullah II of Jordan. After the official welcoming ceremony at Marka Military Airport, the two leaders moved to the Royal Hashemite Court and held talks discussing the deep ties between their Kingdoms and the situation in the region. According to Petra News Agency, the leaders’ talks were followed by … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: Competitors

  July 27, 2012 at 9:36 am by

There is just over six hours to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad! Our third and final blog entry focusing on combined royal and Olympic history showcases royals who have themselves competed in an Olympic Games. Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Stockholm 1912 Prince Friedrich Karl competed for the German team in the team jumping event, winning a bronze medal for his efforts. Grand … Continue reading

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Princess Sarvath El Hassan celebrates 65th birthday

  July 27, 2012 at 3:13 am by

Princess Sarvath El Hassan of Jordan, née Sarvath Ikramullah, celebrated her 65th birthday on 24 July 2012. The parents of the Princess are Mohammed Ikramullah and Begum Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah. She has an older brother, Inam, and 2 older sisters Naz and Salma. The Princess married (then) Crown Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan on 28 august 1968. Prince Hassan was the Crown Prince of Jordan from 1965 till 1999, making Princess … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: IOC Membership

  July 26, 2012 at 5:48 am by

Continuing with our look at Royals and the Olympics, today the TRF Blog focuses on royals – both reigning and non-reigning – who are members of the International Olympic Committee. There are a number of royals who have current IOC membership, listed here in alphabetical order of the country they represent, as well as three who were made Honorary Members following the end of their active membership. Many of these … Continue reading

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Ramadan 2012: King Abdullah II & Queen Rania with Orphans

  July 26, 2012 at 5:21 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan began their activities in the Holy Month of Ramadan with a royal Iftar banquet hosted last Tuesday at Zahran Palace for orphans from several Jordanian orphanage institutions. Following the Iftar, King Abdullah and Queen Rania toured on Wednesday Mubarat Um Al Hussein Orphanage, where they checked the facilities and services offered to the children who benefit from the Al Aman … Continue reading

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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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Jordan’s Crown Prince Turns 18

  June 29, 2012 at 9:28 am by

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan celebrated his eighteenth birthday on Thursday. Prince Hussein was born in Amman on June 28, 1994 as the eldest son of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan. He was named Crown Prince through a Royal Decree issued in July 2009. According to Petra News Agency, the Crown Prince received a letter from his father congratulating 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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Jordan’s Crown Prince Graduates from Secondary School

  May 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm by

In the presence of his proud parents, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan graduated from King’s Academy High School last Tuesday. The nearly 18 year old Prince, who was born in the capital Amman, is the eldest among the King and Queen’s children, and was appointed Crown Prince in 2009. He recently joined his father for in several duties inside Jordan … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate Independence Day

  May 27, 2012 at 6:03 am by

Accompanied by their son, Crown Prince Hussein, and members of the Royal Family, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended on Friday the official ceremony celebrating the Hashemite Kingdom’s 66th independence anniversary. During the event, King Abdullah II granted various medals and orders to several Jordanian institutions and distinguished figures in recognition of their efforts in supporting the Kingdom’s development, as Petra News Agency reported. The ceremony … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Opens OECD Forum 2012 in Paris

  May 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah opened the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum 2012 in Paris on May 22, 2012. During the opening speech, Queen Rania highlighted the role that education plays around the world. “The solutions to addressing inequality are complex and multi faceted”, said Jordan’s Queen, “and I know that the shortest distance between inequality and shared prosperity is education.” The OECD Forum takes part … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royals Celebrate Mine-Free Jordan

  April 27, 2012 at 10:26 am by

On behalf of his father King Abdullah II, HRH Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan has patronized the celebration ceremony that announced his country officially the first in the Mideast free of all minefields. The event was held last Tuesday in presence of the Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon, and took place at the King Hussein bin Talal Convention Centre in the Dead Sea. It was also attended by a … 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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Crown Prince Hussein Regent For The First Time

  April 25, 2012 at 10:52 am by

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II,  the eldest son of their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, has taken the oath for the first time on Saturday afternoon as Regent during his father’s absence. The ceremony, which took place at the premier’s office in Amman, was held in presence of the Kingdom’s cabinet members and Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, the Crown Prince’s uncle. … 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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