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Jordanian Royal Family Celebrate Independence Day

  May 26, 2011 at 10:06 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah along with members of the royal family attended a ceremony hosted by the Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit celebrating the Kingdom’s 65th Independence Day. On the arrival of Their Majesties to the Culture Palace in Al Hussein Youth City in central Amman, they were welcomed by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah, Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit. King Abdullah … Continue reading

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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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Queen Rania launches Madrasati “My School” IV

  May 12, 2011 at 1:27 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan launched on Wednesday the fourth expansion of her initiative, Madrasati. The Queen toured three of the Mafraq region’s schools, where she participated in the students’ and officials’ conversations through the Madrasati forum about developing the education sector in the area. She also joined the participants lunch banquet, which consisted of the traditional Jordanian dish Mansaf. According to Petra News Agency, Her Majesty explained that … Continue reading

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Haya named President of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority

  May 6, 2011 at 5:10 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister has issued a decree establishing a public authority to oversee Dubai Healthcare City (DHC) who named Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein as president of the authority. Princess Haya will oversee the financial and administrative work and will have full legal capacity to achieve its objectives of the Dubai Healthcare City.

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Princess Haya visits Azerbaijan

  April 25, 2011 at 3:31 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bin Al Hussein, President of the International Equestrian Federation paid a visit to Azerbaijan where she met with President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva. President Ilham & Princess Haya held a brief meeting in the presence of Mrs.Mehriban where Princess Haya delivered the greetings of both Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Jordan’s King Abdullah II to the President. After the brief … Continue reading

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A Quick Visit to Qatar by Jordan’s Royals

  April 21, 2011 at 9:45 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania Al Abdullah made a short visit that lasted several hours to Qatar, where they met with HH the Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. The Jordanian King and Queen were greeted upon arrival by the Emir & Sheikha Mozah. A session of official talks was held at the at the Emiri Diwan between Sheikh Hamad and … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Speaks at Aid Conference

  March 29, 2011 at 1:57 am by

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference (DIHAD) in her capacity as Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City in Dubai on March 28, 2011. This year’s theme is “New Technologies: How they Impact Humanitarian and Development Operations”, which is about how humanitarian … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II of Jordan Releases his Memoir

  February 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has published the English version of his memoir “Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace” last week. The book, which is the first by the 49 year old Hashemite King, focuses on the Middle East peace process, as well as His Majesty’s life journey from childhood to the Hashemite throne and the following years. Petra News Agency reported that the book will also be published … Continue reading

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Princess Haya attends Arab Health 2011 Congress & Exhibition

  January 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai gave a speech in front of healthcare leaders who gather at the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress which is being held in Dubai. In her speech, Princess Haya said, “Like all developing countries, the Middle East too is facing a brain … Continue reading

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Prince Ali wins FIFA Vice Presidency

  January 6, 2011 at 7:31 am by

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan has been elected as FIFA vice-president on Thursday, making him the youngest member of the executive committee. Prince Ali, 35 years old, is president of the football federation in Jordan. Prince Ali said, “I want to introduce a new work ethic in Asian football.” “I want to energize this position in a way that serves all our needs. I promise that if we … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Tours the Gulf for Madrasiti Palestine

  December 18, 2010 at 3:20 pm by

As part of her efforts to support the “Madrasati Palestine” initiative, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan paid two short visits to Bahrain and Kuwait. The Queen started her tour in Bahrain, where she attended the charity dinner of Madrasati Palestine Women’s Network at the Bahrain National Museum. The ceremony was held in the presence of the Bahraini Crown Prince, Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa, and was organized by the Arab … 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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Queen Rania Honors the Kingdom’s Best Teachers for 2010

  December 2, 2010 at 9:15 am by

Queen Rania of Jordan has sponsored the 5th annual celebration of “Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education” (QRAEE) and honored the 22 winners who are the best teachers in the kingdom for the year 2010. During the ceremony which took place at the Cultural Palace in Al Hussein Sports City, Her Majesty handed out the teachers’ trophies and certificates of the award. She later met and thanked all 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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Royals Fashion Faceoff

  December 2, 2010 at 4:47 am by

It’s quite normal to see celebrities in the same outfit, especially on the red carpet, but is it normal to see royals in the same outfit/piece? Yes, especially if you share one designer like Belgian designer Natan, who is worn mostly by Crown Princess Mathilde, Crown Princess Maxima and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa – they have been seen in the same piece days after one royal has been seen in … 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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King Abdullah II & Queen Rania Celebrate the JRF’s 15th Year

  November 27, 2010 at 9:11 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania attended two days ago the Jordan River Foundation’s “15 Years of Giving” gala dinner which took place at the King Hussein Bin Talal convention center in the Dead Sea. Queen Rania, the founder and chairperson of the JRF, delivered a speech during the ceremony thanking all the donors and every person who helped the foundation reach it’s goals. “Tonight, we celebrate … 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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Haya wins The Eagle Award

  November 20, 2010 at 4:36 am by

Princess Haya Al-Hussain has been awarded the highest international honour from the largest sports university in the world. Princess Haya has won the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Eagle Award for her contribution to equestrian sports and the Olympics. The Alabama-based sports university said Princess Haya – the wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai – had been chosen for … Continue reading

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