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Outside of Europe, which countries still have monarchies?

Arguably, the most popular monarchies in the world sit on the European continent, but Europe only contains 12 of the world’s 43 monarchies. So, what other countries have a monarch? Royal Central takes a look. Asia, the largest continent, hosts the most countries with monarchies; 13 countries in Asia have a ruling family. They are Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait…
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The last Jordanian royal wedding

The last Jordanian royal wedding was a small, intimate affair in the midst of the pandemic. In summer 2020, Princess Raiyah, King Abdullah’s younger half-sister, married Ned Donovan, the grandson of famed British author Roald Dahl and American actress Patricia Neal.
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A look at Princess Iman's engagement ring

Princess Iman of Jordan announced her engagement to Jameel Alexander Thermiotis on 6 July after becoming engaged the previous day. Mr Thermiotis proposed with a large diamond ring in the presence of the Jordanian Royal Family. Copyright 2022, Royal Hashemite…
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Jordanian Royal Weddings: King Abdullah and Queen Rania

On10 June 1993, then-Prince Abdullah marriedRania al Yassin in a traditional Muslim ceremony in Amman. The 31-year-old Prince and his 22-year-old fiancé had only been dating for a few months after meeting at a dinner party in August of 1992, when they became engaged in January 1993. Abdullah would tellPeople Magazinea few years later that “It was love at first sight.”…
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Who is Princess Iman of Jordan?

With the recent news of her engagement, Royal Central is looking at the elder daughter of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania – Princess Iman of Jordan. Princess Iman bint Abdullah was born on 27 September 1996 in Amman’s King Hussein Medical Center as the second child of then-Prince Abdullah and Princess Rania. At the time of her birth, her grandfather, King Hussein, was on the…
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Jordan's Princess Iman engaged

Jordan’s Princess Iman bint Abdullah, the daughter of King Abdullah and Queen Rania, is engaged to be married. The Royal Hashemite Court announced the Princess’s engagement to Jameel Alexander Thermiotis. In a press release, the Royal Hashemite Court said…
Middle EastSaudi Arabia

Tourism Minister Princess says Saudi Arabia will not serve alcohol to visitors

After months of speculation, Princess Haifa bint Mohammed confirmed that Saudi Arabia is not planning on revising alcohol rules for tourists. The conversation about this topic started when the country announced that they were starting construction on Neom, a city designed to incorporate the latest smart technologies and function as a tourist hub. Speculation about the revision of…
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