Princess Zein bint Hussein
She attended Westover School
, where she captained the volleyball team and graduated in 1986; her father spoke at the commencement.
She married Sayyid
Majdi Al-Saleh on 3 August 1989 (younger son of Sayyid
Farid Al-Saleh).[Note 1]
Together, they have two biological children: Ja'afar Al-Saleh, born 9 November 1990, and Jumana Al-Saleh.
They also have an adopted daughter, Tahani Al-Shahwa.
Princess Zein has been involved in humanitarian efforts since the 1990s. She offered financial support to the Gulf Peace Team, a nonviolent protest group during the Gulf War
In 1997, King Hussein ordered Hashemiyeh Palace, then used to house foreign dignitaries, converted into an orphanage
after learning of poor conditions for orphans in Amman.
He selected Princess Zein to run the new facility and act as its patron; it opened nine months later as Dar Al Bir.
In 2013, she visited Miami Children's Hospital
for a demonstration of telehealth
Princess Zein and her half-sister Alia
are also sisters-in-law.
Ancestors of Princess Zein bint Hussein
7. Doris Elizabeth Sutton
15. Dora Elizabeth Alderton
The Romanization of Arabic
is not standardized, and various sources render the surname of Princess Zein's husband and biological children in slightly different ways. The Jordanian government uses Saleh
in the official Hashemite family tree, Routledge spells the name as-Saleh
, and many other sources prefer al-Saleh
(as used here).
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- ^ Mukhlis, Nadia (1997-12-04). "Monarch inspects renovations of Royal Palace donated to orphans, officially opens 'Dar Al Bir'". Jordan Times. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
- ^ "HRH Princess of Jordan Visits Miami Children's Hospital". South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report. 9 (10). 2013. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
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