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Avalon 09-09-2007 09:54 PM

Mini-biographies
 
Here you will find short biographies of the Princesses.
More details about their lives can be found in their respective threads.

Avalon 09-10-2007 02:38 AM

Princess Alia

Birth, Education and Occupation
Princess Alia is King Abdullah's eldest sister.
She was born on February 13, 1956. The Princess is the eldest daughter of the late King Hussein and Princess Dina.
Princess Alia attended the Ahliyyah School for Girls and Rosary College. She then attended the Sibton Park School in Lyminge, UK, before moving to Benenden School and getting her A-levels from the Millfield School. Princess Alia greaduated with honours from the Uiversity of Jordan, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature.
Princess Alia worked as Registrar and Artist with the British School of Archaeology under Crystal Benett OBE, and was a member of Fakherenlnissa' Zeid's Art Group since 1980s.
In her capacity as Director of the Royal Stables of Jordan for the Preservation of the Arabian Horses, Princess Alia initiated the "Arabian Horse at Hime" festival in 1988, which later became an annual event. The Princess also organized the Middle East Championships for Purebred Horses, Jordan.
Princess Alia is the President of the Royal Jordanian Equestrian Federation since 1993, Honourary President of the Ciracassian Ladies' Welfare Society, Honourary President of the Society for the Development & Welfare of Rural Women, Honourary President of the Jordanian Philatelic Society, Governor of the British Arab Horse Society and Patron of the Brook Hospital for Animals.

Personal Interests
Princess Alia holds a 2 Dan Black Belt Tae Kwondo since 1987, and enjoys equestrianism, horse breeding, judging (Arabian Horses), collecting stamps, reading and sports in general.

Personal life
Princess Alia was first married to Nasser Wasfi Mirza and has one son with him. In 1988 the Princess married Prince H.E. Mohammed Al Saleh and has two sons with him.

Children
The Princess has 3 sons, one from the first marriafe and two from the second:

1) Prince Hussein Mirza was born on February 12, 1981. His father is Princess Alia's first husband, Nasser Wasfi Mirza.

2) Prince Talal Al Saleh was born on September 12, 1989. He is the elder son of Princess Alia and her second husband Mohammed Al Saleh.

3) Prince Abdel Hamid Al Saleh was born on November 15, 1992. He is Princess Alia's youngest son.

Avalon 09-10-2007 02:48 AM

Princess Aisha

Birth, Education and Occupation
Princess Aisha is the younger sister of King Abdullah and twin sister of Princess Zein.
She was born on April 23, 1968 to the late King Hussein and Princess Muna.
The Princess was educated in Jordan until she was 8, when she moved the the USA to pursue her education. Princess Aisha stayed there for over 10 years. She graduated from Sana Hall High School in 1986. She then attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England, completing the officers' traiing course in April 1987. The Princess then got her Bachelor's degree in Modern Middle Eas History and Politics from Pembroke College, Oxford.

Personal Life
In 1990 Princess Aisha married Zeid Saadedine Juma. They have two children, however their marriage ended with divorce at the end of 2006.

Children
The Princess and her former husband Zeid Saadedine Juma have two children:

1) Aoun Juma was born on May 27, 1992

2) Muna Juma was born on July 18, 1996

Avalon 09-10-2007 03:10 AM

Princess Zein

Birth, Education and Occupation
Princess Zein is the younger sister of King Abdullah and twin sister of Princess Aisha.
She was born on April 23, 1968 to the late King Husssein and Princess Mina.
Princess Zein's main occupation is the Jaafar Stud, established by the Princess in 1990. The Stud was established to preserve the beauty of the Arabian horses. The stud has not only local pure bred Arabians, but also pure Egyptian and pure Polish, as well as a mixture of Crabbet and Spanish lines. Jaafar Stud horses ar not only bred for their beauty but also for their stamina and athletic ability.
Jaafar Stud was chosen as an outstanding Equine WWW Site by the Editors and Contributors of AWhitehorse.com from nominations and suggestions received from around the world. On 1 May 1997 it was awarded the First AWhitehorse Search Engine Gold Medal Site Award.

Personal life
Princess Zein is married to Madji Saleh (the brother of Princess Alia's second husband) and together they have twins and an adopted daughter.

Children
Princess Zein and her husband Madji Saleh have 3 children:

1) The only son of the couple, Jaafar was born on November 9, 1990. He has a twin sister, Juamana.

2) The eldest daughter of the couple, Juamana, was born on November 9, 1990. Her twin broter is Jaafar.

3) The couple also has an adopted daughter, whose name is Tahani Al Shawan.

Avalon 09-10-2007 03:24 AM

Princess Iman

Birth, Education and Interests
Princess Iman is the 5th youngest sister of King Abdullah.
She was born on April 24, 1983 to th late King Hussein and Queen Noor.
Princess Iman studied at Fay School and later, in Maret School. Like her sister Princess Aisha, she joined and graduated the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Her passing out ceremony, which took place on August 8, 2003, was attended by her mother, Queen Rania, King Abdullah, Queen Rania.

Avalon 09-10-2007 05:41 AM

Princess Raiyah

Birth, Education and Interests
Princess Raiyah is the youngest sister of King Abdullah.
She was born on February 9, 1986, the youngest child of the late King Hussein and Queen Noor.
The Princess studied the International Baccalaureate at the United World College of the Atlantic and later, at Edinburgh University.
Like her sisters, Princess Raiyah has keen interest in horses and horse-breeding.


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