JordanPrince Charles and Camilla

Camilla joins Queen Rania to visit family and child centre run by Jordan River Foundation

During the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s royal tour of Jordan, the Duchess joined Queen Rania Al Abdullah on a visit to the Queen Rania Family and Child Centre (QRFCC) in Jabal Al Nasr in eastern Amman. The Duchess is currently accompanying her husband on the trip as they celebrate the centenary of Jordan and the UK-Jordan bilateral friendship. This tour marks the…
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UAE

Proceedings for Dubai royal divorce begins

The divorce between the Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, and Jordan’s Princess Haya, 47, has begun. Princess Haya, the younger half-sister of Jordan’s King Abdullah, arrived at a London court on 26 October…
Jordan

Queen Rania launches Jordanian handicraft exhibition

Queen Rania of Jordan has launched the 24th edition of the Jordan River Designs Handicrafts Exhibition in Abdoun. The Queen launched the exhibit that puts a spotlight on handcrafted items made by women from local communities. Her Majesty received a tour of the exhibition alongside the Jordan River Foundation Director General Enaam Barrishi, where she saw “wonderful products&#8221…
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Jordan

Queen Rania shares home videos to mark daughters' birthdays

Queen Rania of Jordan shared home videos of her two daughters, Princesses Iman and Salma, in celebration of their birthdays. The Queen of Jordan shared the videos on her Instagram account on 26 September – Princess Salma’s 21st birthday. Princess Iman marks her 25th birthday on 27 September. Her Majesty captioned the video, “Happy birthday to my sweethearts Iman and…
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HistoryMiddle East

The last King and Queen of Afghanistan

The last King and Queen of Afghanistan were exiled in 1973, and with the monarchy abolished, Afghanistan became a republic. The last King of Afghanistan was Mohammed Zahir Shah, who succeeded his father in 1933 at the age of 19, following the latter’s assassination. The young King had been educated at an English-language and later a French-language school in Kabul before being sent to…
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