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Monarchs Send Condolences to Japanese Emperor

  March 13, 2011 at 4:18 am by

Following the disasturous earthquake and tsunami which hit the north-eastern coast of Japan on Friday afternoon, local time, many reigning monarchs have sent messages of condolence and support to Emperor Akihito of Japan. The Imperial Household Agency, on behalf of the Emperor and Empress, also released a statement expressing their “deep distress at the extensive damage to the region” and conveying their sympathies to Prime Minister Naoto and the families … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II of Jordan Releases his Memoir

  February 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has published the English version of his memoir “Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace” last week. The book, which is the first by the 49 year old Hashemite King, focuses on the Middle East peace process, as well as His Majesty’s life journey from childhood to the Hashemite throne and the following years. Petra News Agency reported that the book will also be published … Continue reading

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Jordanian King’s Maternal Grandfather’s Funeral

  December 3, 2010 at 12:59 am by

Today, King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, Princess Muna and other members of the Royal Family attended Colonel Piercy Walter Gardiner’s funeral. Gardiner, the maternal grandfather of Jordan’s King, passed away yesterday in Amman. Gardiner was buried in a private ceremony at Princess Muna’s farm in the Jordan Valley. After the funeral, King Abdullah, Crown Prince Hussein and Prince Faisal received the condolences at Raghadan Palace from Royal Family members, the … Continue reading

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King Abdullah’s British Grandfather Dies

  December 2, 2010 at 8:48 am by

Colonel Walter Percy Gardiner, the British grandfather of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, has passed away at Princess Muna’s house on December 1, 2010 according to a statement released by the Royal Court. Walter Gardiner was born on December 12, 1914 in Standford, England. He married Doris Elizabeth Sutton (1916-1994) on December, 24, 1938. Their daughter, Antoinette Avril Gardiner, became Princess Muna Al Hussein in May 1961 after marrying the late … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Opens 16th Parliament Session

  November 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm by

On November 28, 2010 King Abdullah II of Jordan inaugurated the first ordinary session of the 16th Parliament in Amman with a Speech from the Throne. The Monarch dissolved the previous lower house of Parliament in November 2009, two years before the completion of its four-year term, after media allegations about corruption among MPs. During his speech the King said that the Parliament could “amend” a temporary election law “as … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II & Queen Rania Celebrate the JRF’s 15th Year

  November 27, 2010 at 9:11 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania attended two days ago the Jordan River Foundation’s “15 Years of Giving” gala dinner which took place at the King Hussein Bin Talal convention center in the Dead Sea. Queen Rania, the founder and chairperson of the JRF, delivered a speech during the ceremony thanking all the donors and every person who helped the foundation reach it’s goals. “Tonight, we celebrate … Continue reading

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King Abdullah & Family Watch a Football Match

  November 14, 2010 at 3:51 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan, along with his wife Queen Rania and two children Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Iman, were spotted enjoying some family time watching the end of the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Villarreal at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain on November 13, 2010. The royals were seen applauding at the end of the match. Queen Rania twittered about the game by … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King & Queen help Educate 200 Orphans

  August 24, 2010 at 10:06 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah and Queen Rania are helping to educate 200 orphans by paying their tuition fees along with accommodation, transport, books, stationary and medical insurance. Their Majesties will be making their donation trough the Al Aman Fund, which then will distribute the money to 200 orphans that have completed high school. Al Aman is a non profit organization which was founded by Queen Rania in 2006. The fund has … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King tours Europe & US

  June 11, 2010 at 1:26 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah started a visit to the UK, which is the first stop on the begining of an official tour that will include Norway and Sweden, and a private visit to the US according to a Royal Court statement. In London, King Abdullah will hold talks with Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague on the current situation in the Middle East. In Norway King Abdullah … Continue reading

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Jordan Royals celebrate Independence Day

  May 29, 2010 at 4:19 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah, Queen Rania and HRH Crown Prince Hussein attended the celebration held by Prime Minister Samir Rifai on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Jordanian Independence Day. Prime Minister Rifai praised the King’s efforts towards his country and citizens in his speech. He also spoke of when Jordan achieved its independence on May 25, 1946. Several members of the royal family attended the event along … Continue reading

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HM King Abdullah II visits his Primary School with Queen Rania

  April 14, 2010 at 2:45 am by

Jordanian King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania visited the Islamic Scientific College, where HM King Abdullah (then Prince Abdullah) started his primary education in 1966. The royal couple toured the school last Tuesday and inaugurated it’s new premises of the co-ed kindergarten and primary school. They met with the students and teachers in class rooms. They were also briefed on the school’s teaching activities and on the society … Continue reading

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King Abdullah and Prince Ali Visit the Tomb of Late Queen Alia

  February 10, 2010 at 7:15 am by

Yesterday, King Abdullah and Prince Ali visited the tomb of the late Queen Alia, on the anniversary of her death. At the tomb, they laid wreaths and recited verses from the Holy Quran. Queen Alia Al Hussein died in a tragic helicopter accident on February 9th, 1977. Queen Alia, born Alia Baha Uddin Toukan, married King Hussein in December 1972. They had two children: Princess Haya and Prince Ali. In … Continue reading

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Abdullah & Rania Inaugurate First Children’s Hospital in Jordan

  February 9, 2010 at 8:41 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania inaugurated the country’s first hospital for children with paediatric specialties, the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Paediatrics Hospital. The hospital will cater to children from the age of 1 day old to 16 years. The hospital will co-ordinate with other hospitals in the US and the UK for consultations and cooperation. Their Majesties also inaugurated the launch of the Al Hussein Medical Centre development … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan attended WEF

  January 31, 2010 at 8:14 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan attended the World Economic Forum 2010 in Davos, Switherland, which took place during 28-31 January. During the forum, managed by Fareed Rafiq Zakaria of the CNN, Jordan’s King said, “Jordan will not accept the replacement of the Israeli army in the West Bank by a Jordanian Army,” and he added that the solution is two-states living, and that if this is not … Continue reading

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King Abdullah in Spain, then to attend WEF

  January 27, 2010 at 8:08 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah is scheduled to visit Spain today and meet with Spain’s King Juan Carlos, as well as with Spanish Prime Minister Jos√© Luis Rodri¬≠guez Zapatero. King Abdullah is to hold talks on developments in the Middle East and efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. King Abdullah will then leave for Switzerland, where he and Queen Rania will participate in the annual World Ecomonic Forum in Davos.

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Bahraini King and King Abdullah II Attend Air Show

  January 23, 2010 at 4:21 am by

King Hamad of Bahrain opened the first International Air Show which he said “will benefit civil and military sectors, particularly tourism, media and economy”. The opening was attended by King Abdullah II of Jordan, Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander along with Sheikhs and officials. His Majesty, the Crown Prince and officials … Continue reading

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King and Queen Receive Bodies of Jordanian UN Peacekeepers

  January 21, 2010 at 5:56 am by

Bodies of three Jordanian UN Peacekeepers who died last week in Haiti’s earthquake arrived in Amman on Tuesday. King Abdullah II and Queen Rania were present during the official ceremony that took place at Queen Alia Airport in the Jordanian capital. After the funeral, with military honours, Their Majesties met with the families of the officers and offered their condolences to the victims’ families. Also attending the ceremony HRH Prince … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan send wishes for 2010

  January 9, 2010 at 5:10 am by

As they do each year, King Abdullah and Queen Rania have sent a card to greet the New Year. This year they pose with their four children: Prince Hussein (15 years), Princess Iman (13 years), Princess Salma (9 years) and Prince Hashem (4 years). Also other members of Jordanian royal family sent their cards during these days. Princess Basma, the sister of late King Hussein, choose two pictures taken in … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Royal Family Receive the Body of Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

  January 3, 2010 at 7:51 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, accompanied by other members of royal family, received the body of Captain Ali bin Zeid Al Oun, who was killed in an attack in Afghanistan on Wednesday December 30th, on Saturday January 2nd upon its arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport aboard an aircraft of the Royal Jordanian Air Force. After the ceremony King Abdullah II, the Crown Prince, … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King & Queen Check on Latest Development

  December 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm by

On Tuesday, Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania visited the Jabal Al Qalaa, which houses the Amman Citadel, the capital’s ancient heritage site. Jabal Al Qalaa is one of the oldest areas in Amman which has recently undergone rehabilitation by the Amman Municipality as part of its plans to revive the city centre. King Abdullah issued directives to provide the site with the infrastructure services needed to preserve its … Continue reading

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