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Old 12-12-2005, 07:29 PM
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King Hussein's wives

It would appear that although he was a respected, hard working, peace making King, KH was not at all sensitive to any of his wives feelings - maybe not such a good husband (and we all know the rumours)

He was a lucky man, to have married the women he did, no matter what their background, life with him must have been difficult.

I give Muna credit for choosing to stay in a not so friendly environment. She wasn't welcomed during marriage - how much harder to stay when those jackals were closing in for the kill, ready to ridicule even more than before.

She chose to stay near her children. She has been a good mother and was a good wife to Hussein, even if there was no longer any love there. She deserves respect for that.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:48 AM
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Princess Muna looks radiant at her age..She looks awesome..
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:42 PM
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I agree. Princess Mune looks much better than Queen Noor.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:51 AM
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What was the real reason behind princess Mouna's divorce from King Hussein?
This was never mentioned in any article or book that I know of; saying simply "they divorced in 1972". I admire her discretion never talking about it etc. but enquiring minds want to know....
Any insight?
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Old 12-29-2005, 06:31 AM
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I agree. Princess Mune looks much better than Queen Noor.
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Princess Muna looks radiant at her age..She looks awesome..

She does look radiant, this expression suits her, I said before she looks much better when she was older( in her middle 30s and above more than she was in her 20s), she seems to gain more beauty and glamour as she grows old and that is an advantage.
Wonder if she is botoxed? I don't think so, she looks natural and right on her age......
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I think Princess Muna looks very beautiful, and is one of the lucky people who look better as they age - must be that "English Rose" complexion! Does anyone know if her father still lives in Jordan with her?
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:34 AM
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I think Princess Muna looks very beautiful, and is one of the lucky people who look better as they age - must be that "English Rose" complexion! Does anyone know if her father still lives in Jordan with her?
I think she is, I wonder about her father too, does he live with her? Also, did he convert to Islam? I don't read much about Muna and I really would like to know about her mother? I assume from her absence that she passed away If so, I would like to know, when and why.
Also, since I've seen so many pictures of QN and QA in their childhood and teenage years, why there aren't the same for Princess Muna or Princess Dina? Why there aren't early photos of them, I really would like to see PM's photos as a baby and a teenager ,surrounded by her parents.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:14 PM
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Roland Dallas' book "King Hussein," says they simply grew apart. The king was caught up in many political issues and spent a lot of time away from their home. Dallas implies PMuna was a great mother but lacked the interest in political affairs and this created further estrangement (however, I take this with a grain of salt as it didn't seem he spoke a great deal about politics with QAlia either; QNoor says they spoke of it often). Dallas says KHussein was "ripe for the picking," so to speak, when he met or became re-acquainted with QAlia (he'd babysat for her) at a buffet. It was that old "love at first sight" thing--and, after he'd asked her to join him in opening the buffet, he began to pursue her and divorced PMuna and married QAlia a day after the divorce on Dec. 25, 1972.

I, too, give her a lot of credit for staying and devoting herself to their children. She accompanied a few of them to school but Amman was/is her home base. I think she looks lovely and is fortunate enough to have that "english rose" complexion. She seems a kind person--goodness knows, the fact KH turned to her for comfort after QAlia's death and she was there for him tells me she's not a vindictive person.

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What was the real reason behind princess Mouna's divorce from King Hussein?
This was never mentioned in any article or book that I know of; saying simply "they divorced in 1972". I admire her discretion never talking about it etc. but enquiring minds want to know....
Any insight?
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well everybody has his own view of things - but sorry thats really a bit hard...
Remember, Princess Muna is at least 10 years older than QNoor!
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On second thoughts, if you think of it Abdullah is almost 20 years older than Hamzah, so make it at least 15 years older

Antoinette (Toni) Avril Gardiner (born Chelmondiston, England, in 1941) renamed Muna al-Hussein on conversion to Islam) before her marriage to King Hussein (November 14, 1935 - February 7, 1999), the King of Jordan (1952-1999) on May 25, 1961.



she is TEN years older.and not more!
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King Hussein married "Sharifa Dina bint 'Abdu'l-Hamid, an Egyptian-born third cousin of King Hussein's father, King Talal, on April 19, 1955. A graduate of Cambridge University and a former lecturer in English literature at Cairo University, the bride was 26 to the groom's 19. They separated in 1956 and were divorced in 1957, at which time Queen Dina became known as Princess Dina. She became an Egyptian citizen in 1963, and in October 1970, Princess Dina of Jordan married Asad Sulayman Abd al-Qadir, alias Salah Taamari, a Palestinian guerilla commando who became a high-ranking official in the Palestine Liberation Organization".

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Both were descendant from Muhammed, Grand Shariff of Mecca - 1768-`1858

Family tree

Muhammed, Grand Sharrif of Mecca >Aun ar-Rafiq >Muhd.Abdalaziz> Abdal Hamid > Dina


Muhammed Grand Shariff of Meccan > Hussien > Abdullah > Talal > Hussein
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:48 AM
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We can say that Princess Mouna respect her age.
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:57 AM
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I think that actually Princess Mouna does more for Jordan than Queen Noor.
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I think that actually Princess Mouna does more for Jordan than Queen Noor.

ehm
many of the social things queen noor does - are for jordan - even if she is not in jordan at this time.
so its really hard to say.
and petra and other jordan news magazines dun talk that much about queen noor - we already know.

so really a hard issue.
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I think it is very classy on Princess Muna's part to stay in Jordan and carry on with engagements. I obviously do not know what happened with the King and her but I always felt that she was "dumped" by him.
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Old 02-01-2006, 11:32 PM
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I think that actually Princess Mouna does more for Jordan than Queen Noor.
In the USA Queen Noor is a celebrity, more popular than Rania herself. Muna is barely mentioned. But then, Noor's popularity is also the Grace Kelly effect. Beautiful and charismatic American consort queen. She is seen more as an American-in-Jordan than Jordanian Queen. Before Abdullah took over I even though Muna was dead because she was not mentioned anywhere .
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I think its only natural for Americans to relate to someone they see as "one of their own," someone who was born and raised in the US and went on to become a Queen.
They have had an American become a princess but never a Queen so it makes sense why there's still a lot of fascination with Noor. Every article or news report that mentions her never fails to give her story the fairytale treatment.
When Princess Muna married there was equal attention paid to her in the British press. But she has always been a very low key person. Even now that her son is King she doesnt seek attention and only occassionaly shows up at public events, mostly to support causes she has championed since the beginning, like nursing and education.
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"I think its only natural for Americans to relate to someone they see as "one of their own," someone who was born and raised in the US and went on to become a Queen."

True, it's probably the same reason why most Aussies are so interested in Mary.
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:53 AM
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To me is Queen Noor not american but halve syrisch and halve sweedisch.
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does anybody knows why keing huessein and princess muma divorced?
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