Egypt

Princess Neslişah Sultan – A story of survival

Princess Neslişah Sultan was the granddaughter of Sultan Wahideddin, the 36th and last Ottoman ruler, therefore an acknowledged descendant of the Ottoman dynasty who once ruled over half of the world. At her death, in 2012, in Istanbul, the Turkish authorities organised a national funeral and recognised her as being of the same bloodline as Sultan Mohamed [read more]

Alia Al-Hussein

The tragedy of Queen Alia

Queen Alia of Jordan’s life was tragically cut short when she was just 28 years old. Born into a life of politics, she eventually would meet and fall in love with the Jordanian King. Alia Baha ud-din Toukan was born on Christmas Day in 1948 in Cairo, Egypt, to a Palestinian father who served as [read more]