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Jordan's former Queen dies at the age of 89

Jordan’s former Queen, Dina bint Abdul-Hamid, died in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the age of 89. Dina was the first wife of the late King Hussein and like many children of Arab aristocratic families, she was sent to a boarding school in England. She later obtained a degree in English literature from Cambridge University as well as a post-graduate diploma in social science from…
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A look at the Jordanian line of succession

Continuing our summer series on the lines of succession to the world’s monarchies, we are looking at the line of succession to the Jordanian throne, which operates under agnatic primogeniture. Specifically, the line of succession is governed by Article 28 of…
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Reports circulate that Princess Haya has fled the UAE and is seeking asylum in Europe

Various reports are circulating across the globe that Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan, 45, has fled Dubai and her multimillion-dollar husband, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – the Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Reports suggest the Princess, who is a younger sister to King Abdullah II of Jordan, has escaped to Europe and is now in hiding, requesting asylum.
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Royal Weddings: King Abdullah II and Queen Rania

On 10 June 1993, then-Prince Abdullah married Rania 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…
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Royals of Jordan celebrate Independence Day

The Jordanian Royal Family celebrated Jordan’s Independence Day yesterday. The entire family turned out with the exception of Princess Iman, who had returned to university before the event. Iman, 22, studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. King Abdullah, Queen…
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The Queen’s hand takes centre stage as Jordan’s royals visit London

The Queen welcomed Jordan’s royals to Buckingham Palace this week. And one image of the previously unannounced meeting ended up causing some debate. For a closer look at the photos of Elizabeth II with her guests revealed what appears to be dark purple bruising on the Queen’s left hand. Buckingham Palace hasn’t commented (as you would expect) but there was plenty of debate on Twitter and…
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Taking a peek at the collective 2018 royal Christmas greetings

As it is Christmas Eve, let us take a look at the royal Christmas greetings sent out by the royals this year. In Britain, Clarence House released this year’s Christmas card featuring a summer picture taken by Hugo Burnand in the garden of Clarence House. Embed from…
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Queen Rania of Jordan lights Christmas tree in Fuheis

On Sunday, Queen Rania Al Abdullah was in Fuheis (located20 kilometres northwest of the capital Amman) where she joined the residents to light the Christmas tree in Qanater Amphitheatre. The Queen pushed the button to light the tree before delivering a short speech to those in attendance. She expressed the importance of the holy holiday for Christians which she said the lighting of the tree…
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