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Jordanian Princess pulls out of charity walkathon

Jordan’s Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein had to pull out of a 90km walkathon on Thursday morning due to injury. Her Royal Highness joined the #dxb24hrwalkathon “March of Dubai for Walking 24 hours.” The Princess completed 45km before being forced to quit because of a knee injury.

She shared her experience on her official Instagram account. The walkathon is to raise awareness for diabetes. It was held to also raise funds for the Al Jalila Foundation in Dubai and the Tkiyet Um Ali in Jordan.

The Princess expressed her frustrations before ending her personal walk on social media.

On her official Instagram account, Princess Haya posted a photograph of her holding an ice pack to her left knee and said, “Just reached the 45km mark at Sky Dive Dubai. As much as I was hoping to continue, I can no longer do so due to a knee injury. I am so annoyed I am not finishing! Thank you to everyone who has supported me today to help raise funds for Al Jalila Foundation and Tkiyet Um Ali. Your comments kept me going!”

According to her biography on her official website, Her Royal Highness, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein is a woman of many talents, who juggles many roles. She is a “wife and mother, a former Olympic athlete, a humanitarian, a member of the International Olympic Committee, a UN Messenger of Peace, president of the International Equestrian Federation and the only Jordanian woman who holds a license to drive heavy trucks.”

She is the daughter of the late King of Jordan, His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal and Her Majesty the late Queen Alia Al Hussein. Haya is also a younger half-sister to King Abdullah II of Jordan. She is the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai. The couple has a son and daughter.

You can follow Her Royal Highness on Instagram, here.

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