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Old 09-21-2004, 06:27 PM
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Princess Badiya bint El Hassan To Marry Khalid Blair

Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan is engaged as of today to Mr. Khalid Blair.
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:42 PM
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What do we know about the Mr. Khalid Blair? Did he convert to Islam to marry Princess Badiya (as his name indicates)?
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Old 09-21-2004, 07:16 PM
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I think he did convert. Congrats to the couple!:)
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Old 09-21-2004, 09:11 PM
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so do we know how those two met? Is he from a prominent british family?
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:44 PM
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He's so much taller than her.
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:58 PM
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How do you gals find rania in the engagment pic (her dress )
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so do we know how those two met? Is he from a prominent british family?
I will do my reserach and post as soon as I can ! But some months ago there was speculation as whether the princesses married for love or was it arranged. Well, I guess this one must be love ! :)
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Old 09-22-2004, 03:24 AM
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I will do my reserach and post as soon as I can ! But some months ago there was speculation as whether the princesses married for love or was it arranged. Well, I guess this one must be love ! :)
From her bio on Prince Hassan's website, It seems that she spent quite a bit of time in London studying. I wonder if thats how she met her fiance
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Old 09-22-2004, 04:40 PM
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What do we know about the Mr. Khalid Blair? Did he convert to Islam to marry Princess Badiya (as his name indicates)?
Right...this is what I can find out so far !

Khaled Blair is Edward Blair, but no relation to Tony Blair ( Phew !). He is a barrister like P. Badiya and yes they met at Lincoln's Inn whilst doing their legal studies. Khal/ed/ward first went to Eton School and Bristol University. His father was also a barrister and something called a Q.C. ( I looked that up : it means that he was amongst the barristers who 'are appointed Counsel to the Crown by the Lord Chancellor' which in Britain goes with the the rather funny description of having 'taken silk' which means that they are the guys who go round the high courts in wigs and robes. ) He is 30. I guess in many ways he is an English version of P. Badiya's sisters' husbands in that he comes from what would be called an upper class background, but not aristocrats. Well educated professional men. I wish them both all the best.
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Old 09-22-2004, 04:51 PM
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thanx for the info shelley
Have they set a wedding date yet?
I went to Prince Hassan's website but couldn't find anything about the engagement
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Old 09-22-2004, 07:13 PM
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there hasnt been much in the jordanian media about the engagement either.
I hope the wedding will be covered a little better
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What is in the water!!!!!

Is it me or does it seem like everyone in jordan is getting married? Khalid/Edward, whatever his name is, seems alittle out of place........uhmmmmmmmmm. At least they appear happy. I wish them the best.
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Is it me or does it seem like everyone in jordan is getting married? Khalid/Edward, whatever his name is, seems alittle out of place........uhmmmmmmmmm. At least they appear happy. I wish them the best.
What's 'in place'......sometimes I wonder ! As you say, they seem happy and obviously want to marry each other for the 'right' reasons. And as I said, if you look at everything else other than him being English, he is very much the same type of man P. Badiya's sisters have married - young, educated , well born professionals.
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I wonder where they'll be living. England or in Jordan?
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Amman, Sept. 23 (Petra)-- His Majesty King Abdullah II received
on Thursday Her Royal Highness Princess Badi'ah Bint Al Hassan and
Mr. Khaled Blair.
His Majesty congratulated them on the occasion of their betrothal

which occurred last Tuesday.
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????

Since KA and his wife travel alot anyway, shouldn't he be attending the 59th session of the General Assembly of United Nations instead of attending weddings and..I know family events are also important but he is the head of a state and should represent "jordan" especially that the middle east region is not that stable...

OH WELL...Maybe attending UN session is not as fun as going abroad for shopping, skiing and so on...:o
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Since KA and his wife travel alot anyway, shouldn't he be attending the 59th session of the General Assembly of United Nations instead of attending weddings and..I know family events are also important but he is the head of a state and should represent "jordan" especially that the middle east region is not that stable...

OH WELL...Maybe attending UN session is not as fun as going abroad for shopping, skiing and so on...:o
I'm actually proud of him for attending family engagement parties and weddings. Good for him for not neglecting his extended family! Says a lot about him....
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Very hectic year for the Royal family. There hasn't been a royal wedding for years and all of a sudden, in the same year 5 (!!!!!!!!!!) weddings- Prince Hamzah's, Prince Ali's, Princess Haya's, Princess Badi'ah's and Farah Al-Daghistani's. I wonder who's next.....or will there be a another long drought?
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Old 09-23-2004, 05:48 PM
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Whoa he is tall! And so British looking! He looks a little like Muna.
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Thanks for the info, Shelley!

You're witty!

So he 's changed his name to Khaled but did he also have to get circumsized? :p
Hopefully for them Princess Muna and Queen Noor just dealt with the obligation to change their names.
Sometimes we should also talk about Men Rights lol not just Women 's ones!

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