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Jordanian Royal Weddings: Wedding gown of Queen Noor

Queen Noor was the last wife of King Hussein of Jordan. The pair married on 15 June 1978 at Zaharan Palace.

For her nuptials, the American bride wore a bespoke wedding gown by French fashion house Dior. Very in line with the style of the 1970s, the white gown was Bohemian. The simple design was actually based on a gown Noor owned by Yves Saint Laurent.

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Noor felt it important that the white silk crepe dress be simple and form to Islamic ideals. As such, it featured long sleeves and a high neckline. To make it more unique, the sleeves were bell sleeves, and it featured a long white skirt. The gown had golden stitching that added a bit of colour and design to the plain dress.

Her veil was also quite simple, and she chose not to wear a tiara. Instead, the future consort elected to have a band of white flowers hold her veil in place. Noor also decided to forgo makeup.

Born and raised in the United States, Noor (who was born Lisa Halaby) did bring some Western traditions to the wedding, including something blue and something new. She wore a sapphire stick pin from Tiffany’s, which was a gift from her father, for her something blue; for her something new, Noor wore a pair of diamond drop earrings from a set given to her by Crown Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia. Sticking to her simple trend, she removed the diamond drop part of the earrings and only wore the studs.

King Hussein and Queen Noor were married until his death in 1999. Together they had four children: Prince Hamzah, Prince Hashim, Princess Iman and Princess Raiyah.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.