Jordan

Princess Rym Ali – A story of war and love

If you are an internationally renowned journalist working for respectable media outlets such as BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, United Press International, and Radio Monte Carlo, if you have an outstanding career and the freedom to be whoever you want to be…. would you give it all up to become a princess? Probably this is a complicated [read more]

Dina bint Abdul-Hamid

Queen Dina – A lost chance for Jordan?

Compatibility and long-term happiness are challenges for any relationship but when you throw in the mix the restrictions of royal life, a strong-willed mother-in-law and a complicated political situation…these challenges sometimes become the road to failure in a marriage. This much can be said about a royal couple that unfortunately didn’t last long but nevertheless [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]

Jordan

Queen Noor – An American Queen

It was on 15 June 1978 in Amman that an American, with Syrian roots, Lisa Halaby married King Hussein and became the Queen of Jordan. She relinquished her American citizenship, converted to Sunni Islam and took the name of Noor Al-Hussein. She became his fourth wife after the twice-divorced King was widowed when Queen Alia was killed in a helicopter [read more]