wasn't KA's investiture very soon after KH's death. so since QN would be the spouse of the deceased king-wouldn't she be in 'mourning' and not able to take on public engagements hence explaining her absence from the investiture?
Originally Posted by bluetortuga
QNoor was not at KA's investiture. I would not be surprised if she didn't show up at P. Haya's wedding. When is that wedding anyway?
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Queen Noor of Jordan (2nd, L), Colombian President Alvaro Uribe (3rd, L), First Lady Lina de Uribe (3rd, R), Colombia's Defence Minister Jorge Uribe (2nd, R) and Cardinal Pedro Rubiano (R) applaud at the passage of Colombian soldiers crippled by land mines, during a ceremony 24 October, 2004 in Bogota. Colombia, which has been in civil war for more than 40 years, destroyed Sunday 6.784 anti-personnel mines in compliance with the Ottawa Convention. AFPPHOTO/Luis ACOSTA (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images
Queen Noor of Jordan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at a hotel in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004. The American-born queen is in Colombia on an anti-land mine campaign. (AP Photo/Zoe Selsky)
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Queen Noor of Jordan (R) holds in her arms a little indigenous girl while shaking hands with a woman of the Guambina ethnics, during a ceremony for the victims of anti-personnel mines held 25 October, 2004 in Popayan, 600 km south of Bogota. Colombia, which has been in civil war for more than 40 years, destroyed Sunday 6.784 anti-personnel mines in compliance with the Ottawa Convention. AFP PHOTO/Luis ACOSTA (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)
UN Goodwill Ambassador Queen Noor of Jordan gestures during press conference, on Tuesday 26, October 2004 at the Presidential House in Bogota, Colombia. Noor spoke about the situation of antipersonnel mines in Colombia. She attended Sunday the destruction of some of the mines by Colombian army. EPA/Miguel Menendez V.
MORROA, COLOMBIA: Queen Noor of Jordan, UN Goodwill Ambassador, visited a craft fair in Morroa, Sucre, 650km north of Bogota, 27 October, 2004. Queen NNoor arrived in the country for a five-day visit to promote a campaign against antipersonnel mines. Morroa is the second region with more minefields in the country.
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Queen Noor Pays A Compassionate Visit to Colombia
28 OCTOBER 2004
Queen Noor of Jordan has travelled to the troubled South American nation of Colombia as part of her long-running efforts to rid the world of landmines. King Hussein's widow jetted into the capital Bogota to show her support for the country's government when it made good on a commitment to do away with its mines.
Standing stood side-by-side with President Alvaro Uribe, the 53-year-old watched army experts destroy 7,000 of the deadly weapons in a serious of deafening explosions. Decades of paramilitary conflict have left the nation with thousands of the devices buried around its countryside.
"Colombia has been ravaged by internal conflict," said the royal visitor. "And it is unique in the world for being in conflict and at the same time destroying its stocks of landmines. It takes a lot of courage for the armed forces to take these kinds of decisions."
Noor also found time to visit a craft fair in the town of Morroa, which is in one of the worst affected areas. The UN ambassador was given a warm welcome by local people, who invited her to inspect their handicrafts and take a few souvenirs home.
1.Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and Queen Noor watch images broadcast in Bogota's main square of landmines being destroyed
2.The royal visitor chats to a little girl during a ceremony for landmine victims
3.Taking a look at some of the fair's colourful offerings
4.The Jordanian royal checks out local headgear during her visit to a craft fair