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A meeting of two Kings at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace was the scene of the meeting of two Kings when, on Thursday, 10 November, King Charles III met King Abdullah II of Jordan.  The Hashemite sovereign was in the UK’s capital for a working visit that earlier in the day saw him also meet His Holiness Pope Francis and Vatican City’s Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. For that meeting, he was joined by Queen…
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Queen Rania wants "to be a fun grandma"

Queen Rania of Jordan has said her goal is to be a “fun grandma.” The Queen of Jordan made the remarks in an interview with Good Morning America while discussing the upcoming weddings of two of her children. Her eldest child, Crown Prince Hussein, is engaged to Saudi-born Rajwa Al Saif; her elder daughter, Princess Iman, is engaged to Venezuelan-born Jameel Thermiotis. Queen…
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King Abdullah opens new military hospital in Amman

King Abdullah II of Jordan has inaugurated Latrun Military Hospital in the country’s capital, Amman. His Majesty arrived at the new facility on Monday, 5th September, accompanied by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Major General Yousef Hneiti. The two military leaders listened to a briefing about the hospital capacity and plans for development by the Royal Medical…
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The four weddings of King Hussein

As we prepare for Princess Iman of Jordan’s wedding, we look at the weddings of her grandfather King Hussein, who was famously married four times. Embed from Getty Images Three years after his accession to the throne, King Hussein’s first wife was Dina bint Abdul-Hamid, who was also his distant cousin. Dina was born on 15 December 1929 in Egypt. She met her future husband in…
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