Tag Archives: Queen Alia al-Hussein of Jordan

On This Day: Queen Alia of Jordan Passes Away

  February 9, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Forty years ago today, Her Majesty Queen Alia Al Hussein was killed in a helicopter crash. She was returning from an inspection trip to Tafileh Hospital in southern Jordan when the helicopter she was travelling in crashed. Among the casualties of the accident were: the Minister of Health, the pilot Badreddin Zaza, a friend of King Hussein, and the military doctor. Despite the bad weather and warnings from King Hussein not to … Continue reading

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On This Day: Princess Haya Cultural Centre Receives Royal Opening

  November 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm by

Forty years ago, on November 14 1976, their Late Majesties King Hussein and Queen Alia Al Hussein of Jordan inaugurated the Princess Haya Cultural Centre in Amman. Queen Alia promoted the creation of this non-government cultural centre to support the arts and develop awareness of Jordan’s heritage among children. At the inauguration ceremony, the late Queen was accompanied by her daughters, Princess Haya and Abir Muhaisen, Empress Farah Pahlavi, and King … Continue reading

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65th Birthday Of The Late Queen Alia Al Hussein

  December 25, 2013 at 4:44 am by

Jordan today marks the 65th anniversary of the birth of the late Queen Alia Al Hussein. Queen Alia was born on December 25th 1948 in the Egyptian capital. She was the only daughter of Baha Uddin Toukan, a Jordanian Ambassador, and Hanan Hashim. She spent her childhood in Egypt, Turkey, United States, London and Rome. She attended the Church School in London and the Rome Center of Liberal Arts of Loyola. … Continue reading

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40th Wedding Anniversary of King Hussein and Queen Alia

  December 24, 2012 at 7:12 am by

Today marks the 40th anniversary of King Hussein of Jordan’s wedding to Alia Toukan. The wedding was a surprise to the people, because the Royal Court didn’t make an official announcement of the engagement. In addition to that, King Hussein had only gotten divorced from his second wife, the English born Princess Muna, a few weeks earlier. Alia Toukan was the daughter of a Jordanian diplomat, Baha Uddin Toukan, and … Continue reading

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February 9, 1977: Death of Queen Alia of Jordan

  February 9, 2012 at 7:17 am by

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Alia Al Hussein. Queen Alia, born Alia Baha Uddin Toukan, was born in Cairo, Egypt on December 25th, 1948 where her father was the Ambassador of Jordan. She spent her childhood in Egypt, Turkey, United States, London and Rome. She attended the Church School in London and the Rome Center of Liberal Arts of Loyola. She graduated with … 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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