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Princess Haya Named Patron of World Sport Academy

  June 27, 2010 at 6:32 am by

The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) has announced the appointment of Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Al Hussein as a Global Patron. Princess Haya’s new role is to ensure the initives reach all parts of the world by the world body and the International Advisory Board. On her patronage, Princess Haya said: “I am delighted to accept the position of Global Patron of the World Academy of Sport and look … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Hussein’s First Official Duty

  June 12, 2010 at 2:42 am by

Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein represented his father, Abdullah II, in the Army Day and the Great Arab Revolt Anniversary celebrations. This ceremony, which took place at the Martyr’s Monument in Amman last Tuesday, was attended by the kingdom’s top government and military officials, including royal family members. The young Crown Prince’s first official appearance without his parents started with the national anthem and 21-gun salute from the armed forces. After … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King tours Europe & US

  June 11, 2010 at 1:26 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah started a visit to the UK, which is the first stop on the begining of an official tour that will include Norway and Sweden, and a private visit to the US according to a Royal Court statement. In London, King Abdullah will hold talks with Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague on the current situation in the Middle East. In Norway King Abdullah … Continue reading

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Jordan Royals celebrate Independence Day

  May 29, 2010 at 4:19 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah, Queen Rania and HRH Crown Prince Hussein attended the celebration held by Prime Minister Samir Rifai on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Jordanian Independence Day. Prime Minister Rifai praised the King’s efforts towards his country and citizens in his speech. He also spoke of when Jordan achieved its independence on May 25, 1946. Several members of the royal family attended the event along … Continue reading

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Prince Faisal bin al Hussein marries Miss Sara Qabbani

  May 26, 2010 at 1:40 am by

HRH Prince Faisal bin al Hussein of Jordan married yesterday his fiancée, Miss Sara Bassam Qabbani, at the Zahran Palace in Amman. After the marriage contract was signed, the groom’s brother King Abdullah II held a reception ceremony, which was attended by the royal family, the bride’s parents and other Qabbani family members. Prince Faisal, who is 47 years old, got engaged to Sara last March at her parents’ home … Continue reading

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Rania receives Humanitarian Award

  May 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan received the James C. Morgan Humanitarian Award at Microsoft on Wednesday May 20, 2010. The award is handed out to people who use technology to benefit humanity, as Queen Rania was chosen for her use of social media to promote education, human rights and women’s issues through twitter, youtube and facebook. Speaking at the news conference, Queen Rania said “I’m really honored … Continue reading

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The Arab Knight of Giving Award for Queen Rania

  May 12, 2010 at 11:50 pm by

HM Queen Rania of Jordan received the Arab Knight of Giving Award in recognition for her great efforts in supporting both global and regional education. The award is a statue of a gold eagle presented by HRH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and President of the Red Crescent Committee and was organized by the late Sheikh Zayed Giving Initiative during the Arab Giving … Continue reading

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Queen Rania 4th on the “World’s Most Beautiful Top 10″ List

  May 12, 2010 at 7:57 am by

Queen Rania has been selected as forth among the world’s top ten most beautiful women. This top ten list, which is combined on the basis of the media coverage amount on a group of celebrities, is prepared by fashion expert Sally Allen for the British clothing brand Wizard Jeans. Sally Allen, who is also the Wizard Jeans spokeswoman, told the Press Association that all the women on the list possessed … Continue reading

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Queen Rania makes NY Times ‘Best Selling Author’ List

  May 8, 2010 at 4:14 am by

The New York Times has recently published their best-selling list of books which lists Queen Rania’s book “The Sandwich Shop”, as the children’s best-seller. Queen Rania was on a recent tour of America, to cities including Chicago and New York, to promote her book on cross-cultural understanding in schools and book stores. Her book is published by Disney, and can be purchased in two languages; Arabic and English.

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Queen Launches Madrasati Palestine

  April 19, 2010 at 8:03 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania launched the Madrasati Palestine Initiative of Education in East Jerusalem by renovating its schools under the supervision of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. During her speech, the Queen said: “We launch Madrasati Palestine from Jordan today because Jordan has an historical role in preserving Jerusalem’s Arab identity and protecting its holy shrines.” She went on saying, “For the sake of keeping the Palestinian and … Continue reading

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HM King Abdullah II visits his Primary School with Queen Rania

  April 14, 2010 at 2:45 am by

Jordanian King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania visited the Islamic Scientific College, where HM King Abdullah (then Prince Abdullah) started his primary education in 1966. The royal couple toured the school last Tuesday and inaugurated it’s new premises of the co-ed kindergarten and primary school. They met with the students and teachers in class rooms. They were also briefed on the school’s teaching activities and on the society … 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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Queen Rania visits JRF Projects and launches “Madrasati Phase III”

  April 8, 2010 at 8:10 am by

During the last days, HM Queen Rania of Jordan carried out several activities related to the Jordan River Foundation and her own school renovation initiative “Madrasati”. The Queen started her tour two days ago by opening of Ghor Al Mazraa Park and checking a map that showcases the Jordan River Foundation’s work in the area. Accompanied by government ministers, she visited a primary school in Southern Ghor, checking on the … 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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Rania & Haya choose Armani Prive

  March 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm by

Armani Prive is Armani’s couture line which many A-lister celebrities choose for the red carpet, but Jordanian Queen Rania and her sister-in-law Princess Haya have both been spotted in Armani Prive for a few events. Queen Rania has been seen in two lovely floor length evening gowns both which were black and white. The first gown was worn on a state visit to Italy in October 2009 see here, the … Continue reading

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HRH Prince Faisal of Jordan Engaged to Sara Qabbani

  March 22, 2010 at 5:19 am by

King Abdullah II’s younger brother, HRH Prince Faaisal bin al Hussein of Jordan, announced last Saturday his engagement to Miss Sara Bassam Qabbani, a Syrian national. Miss Qabbani is the Managing Director of her future husband’s initiative “Generations for Peace” and worked also an advisor in his office. Accourding to the Royal Hashemite Court official statement, the ceremony took place at Miss Qabbani’s parents’ home in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It … 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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Queen Rania attends “Women in the World” Summit

  March 17, 2010 at 10:02 pm by

This week HM Queen Rania of Jordan paid a brief visit to the US, where she attended the “Women in the World” summit. At the Hudson Theatre in New York City, Queen Rania told the women attending the summit about girls’ education. She focused on the importance of educating of 600 million girls around the world “who are still left on the sidelines, lost in a world where nonsense prevails.” … 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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