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Gallery: President-elect Joe Biden meeting with royals over the years

As a career politician, Joe Biden has met many of the world’s royals during his time in public office. Before being elected as President of the United States, he previously served as the US Vice President under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017 and was a US Senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009. Ahead of his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States tomorrow, Royal…
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Oman

Oman to appoint its first ever Crown Prince

Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said has issued a royal decree to pave the way for a constitutional amendment which will allow him to appoint a Crown Prince. The Royal Decree No. 6/2021 promulgates a new Basic Law of the State which will “set up a specific and stable…
Jordan

King Abdullah directs government to reopen schools

On Tuesday, King Abdullah of Jordan directed the government to reopen schools and various sectors in a systematic manner that safeguards public health and the national economy. This was announced by the Jordanian government in a press release late Tuesday evening. King…
Saudi Arabia

King Salman of Saudi Arabia receives COVID vaccine

King Salman of Saudi Arabia, 85, has received the COVID-19 vaccine in Neom. He received the jab on Friday, 8 January – a day before Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh received their shots in the UK. King Salman received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Friday. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Health, Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, said: “Today, the King received the…
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Middle East

Yearly Review: Arab royals

This year was not what anyone planned, and the COVID-19 pandemic impacted all of the royals across the globe. The Middle Eastern royals had a rough year with the deaths of two monarchs and forced virtual meetings instead of seeing their people in person. Let’s take a…
Jordan

Queen Rania shares new family photo

Queen Rania of Jordan has shared a new photo of her family to mark 2020 coming to an end. The family photograph shows King Abdullah II and Queen Rania with their four children: Crown Prince Hussein (26), Princess Iman (24), Princess Salma (20) and Prince Hashem (15). The Jordanian Royal Family releases a new family portrait each December to celebrate the New Year, and as such, the family…
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Americans who married royal

The United States fought the Revolutionary War to break away from King George III and Great Britain in the 1700s. The country did not want a rule by monarchy. However, over the years, Americans (the official demonym for those from the United States) have married into different royal families across the world. Of course, two of the most famous are American actress Grace Kelly, who married Prince…
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