The Royal Hashemite Court has announced the death of Her Royal Highness Dina bint Abdul-Hamid, the former Queen of Jordan, who died today – 21 August 2019 – in Amman.
Princess Dina’s funeral march will take place this afternoon at the Royal Guard Mosque and she will then be buried in the Royal Tombs.
Princess Dina was the first wife of the late King Hussein bin Talal between 1955 and 1957 and the mother of Princess Alia bint Hussein. Dina lost the title of Queen in their divorce was given the rank of a Princess of Jordan. She led a quiet life in Cairo and remarried in 1970 to lieutenant-Colonel Asad Sulayman Abd al-Qadir, a high-ranking official in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). He was imprisoned by the Israelis in 1982. A year later, Princess Dina negotiated one of the largest prisoner exchanges in history and freed her husband and 8,000 other prisoners.