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Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-16-2005, 09:41 PM
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Posted By maryshawn
Challenge--Anyone Have Photos of QN Wearing Glasses?

In her book, QN says she left KH at Mayo 3 times for lasik so she would no longer have to wear contacts or glasses. Friends of hers from school remember her as "a tall, sometimes gawky girl wearing...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-16-2005, 02:17 AM
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Posted By maryshawn
The downside of marrying a sovereign. They can...

The downside of marrying a sovereign. They can do anything the like and keep the kids, too. I don't know much about Dina but I felt for her being kept away from her little daughter for so long. So...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-16-2005, 01:44 AM
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Posted By maryshawn
As sovereign, yes, he can do anything he...

As sovereign, yes, he can do anything he likes--sometimes, when I think about the Hamzah situation, I wonder if KA read the new book, "What Would Machiavelli Do." He demoted Hamzah, could strip QN...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-16-2005, 01:35 AM
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Posted By maryshawn
Just responding to the issue when it came...

Just responding to the issue when it came up.....if you'd like I can tie it into the QN discussion. She and KH had close ties to QEII--and even had a home on property owned by the Queen, tho' I'm...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-16-2005, 01:18 AM
Replies: 168
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Posted By maryshawn
AHHH but her contacts do help provide monies for...

AHHH but her contacts do help provide monies for charitable work and He knows she is a bridge to America and american tourists......who are fascinated by her and perhaps more interested in the...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-15-2005, 08:20 PM
Replies: 168
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Posted By maryshawn
Ah, but KA cannot take away a gift given by...

Ah, but KA cannot take away a gift given by another King, his father. Queen Noor is her name, given to her by her husband in a ceremony of sorts.....just as he named his children. And precedent has...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-15-2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
I have always been a bit puzzled about QEII. I...

I have always been a bit puzzled about QEII. I like her yet she has been so immersed in protocol it's hard for her to be spontaneous. I hear warm stories about her sense of humor yet a story...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-13-2005, 01:41 AM
Replies: 168
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Posted By maryshawn
I remember seeing her here on TV at the time and...

I remember seeing her here on TV at the time and she presented a very rational, understandable case for KH's side and for that of the Palestinians.

Have also noticed when Larry King interviews...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-13-2005, 01:33 AM
Replies: 168
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Posted By maryshawn
She tried. She read children's books with the...

She tried. She read children's books with the kids in arabic to assist her learning and engaged a tutor. Her first speeches, she admits, were done phonetically. She said it is such a wonderful but...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-12-2005, 01:50 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
This article is a very good mix of QN at...

This article is a very good mix of QN at glamorous occasions and working with the people. She is always appropriately dressed and yet very lovely. Excellent article!
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-12-2005, 01:38 AM
Replies: 168
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Posted By maryshawn
Article on QN in ROYALTY MONTHLY

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=78427&stc=1 The first page of QN at special event dressed in a combination of western wear with arabic touches. Very classy.
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-09-2005, 01:18 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-8/811031/12.jp...

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-8/811031/12.jpgWaving to refugees as QN starts her day during Gulf crisis. KH praised her efforts, while "mired in profound depression himself." He smoked...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 01-09-2005, 01:03 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
Queen Noor "Comes Into Her Own" (KH quote)

During the Gulf war, QN visited refugee camps--always dressed in a khaki skirt, boots and demin shirt--and literally rolled up her sleeves to ensure those in need received supplies and help until...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 12-30-2004, 08:56 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
Queen Noor: Who Was She Referring To?

In an article by Lesley Bennetts, Noor says "the only input I gave to my husband regarding succession was that I would fully support whomever He chose--regardless of how they felt about me."

We...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 12-23-2004, 10:14 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
Some on this thread; some under "King and I."...

Some on this thread; some under "King and I." thread. I have more to post but need technical help of friend and with the holidays, it is hard to get his help......I wish I was more technically...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 12-22-2004, 04:50 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
One More Article--Short on KH and QN

From article written in Sept. 85:

If you can bear it, a few more insights on life in Amman with KH and QN:

"Like Buckingham Palace, Basman Palace is in the heart of a capital city. But the...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 12-19-2004, 07:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
Unhappy I did! It took a bit but it's posted now on the...

I did! It took a bit but it's posted now on the forum. Hope you enjoy it! Mary Shawn


Now for those darn photos......Monday. I am going to do it somehow Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 12-19-2004, 12:31 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
Smile I'm Losing It.....Help Finding Threads....

I could've sworn there was a thread on Noor leading with photos of her with Larry King. Can't find it 'tho thought I saw it 2 days ago. Also, thought I saw her sporting some jewelry with a leather...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 12-19-2004, 12:28 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
Smile Noor: Staff for Former King's Consort?

When KH was alive, a Washingtonian article listed a variety of staff: waiters, maids, housekeeper, masseure on call 24 hours/day, personal hairdresser for QN, 2 personal "dressers" for QN, several...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 12-18-2004, 11:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
Seeing Images

Hi! I can get into getty images by clicking on these links, then seeing access denied and clicking again and entering QN as topic but how do I get to these photos in particular? If you can provide...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 12-18-2004, 10:42 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
By the way, I give QN a LOT of credit from going...

By the way, I give QN a LOT of credit from going from a very shy girl/young woman into a dynamic public speaker. I read perhaps in this forum she is still not much of a "socializer" with people she...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 12-18-2004, 09:43 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
Ali's Home?

Well, it would make sense as it was a lovely home; not particularly grand but very, very nice inside and out--and it was vacant.....
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 12-18-2004, 09:41 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
Ali and Noor Meeting

That's too bad that their relationship has gotten to such a place....... I have since learned Ali had been talking about the 2nd home at Ba'ab al Salaam built for the children originally. It is...
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 12-15-2004, 02:57 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
NHF Store

Still in process of putting online. Hopefully, up and running soon.
Forum: Royal House of Jordan 12-12-2004, 03:27 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,528
Posted By maryshawn
Maria Shriver history with QN Family

That is a great photo!!!! Loved it! There is a long history between Noor's family and the Kennedys. Her sister, Alexa, was one of Maria's bridesmaids and Noor's father worked for President Kennedy...
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