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Princess Zein bint Hussein
Princess Zein bint Hussein (born 23 April 1968[1]) is the sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan and the twin sister of Princess Aisha bint Hussein.
Princess Zein bint Hussein
Born23 April 1968 (age 53)
Amman, Jordan
SpouseSayyid Majdi Al-Saleh
IssueJa'afar Al-Saleh
Jumana Al-Saleh
Tahani Al-Shahwa (adopted)
Names
Zein bint Hussein bin Talal bin Abdullah
HouseHashemite
FatherHussein of Jordan
MotherMuna Al-Hussein
Biography
She attended Westover School, where she captained the volleyball team and graduated in 1986; her father spoke at the commencement.[2] 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.[1] They also have an adopted daughter, Tahani Al-Shahwa.[3]
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.[4][5] 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.[6] He selected Princess Zein to run the new facility and act as its patron; it opened nine months later as Dar Al Bir.[7][8] In 2013, she visited Miami Children's Hospital for a demonstration of telehealth programs.[9]
She and her husband also own Royal Ja'afar Stud, where they breed Arabian horses.[10]
Princess Zein and her half-sister Alia are also sisters-in-law.
Honours
National
 Jordan
Foreign
Ancestry
Ancestors of Princess Zein bint Hussein
8. Abdullah I of Jordan
4. Talal of Jordan
9. Musbah bint Nasser
2. Hussein of Jordan
10. Jamal Ali bin Nasser, Sharif of Mecca, Governor of Hauran
5. Zein al-Sharaf
11. Wijdan Shakir Pasha
1. Princess Zein bint Hussein[citation needed]
12. Arthur Gardiner
6. Walter Percy Gardiner
13. Mabel Jane Tovell
3. Antoinette Avril Gardiner
14. Arthur Sutton
7. Doris Elizabeth Sutton
15. Dora Elizabeth Alderton
Notes
^ 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).
References
  1. ^ a b "Reigning Royal Families: Jordan". World Who's Who. Routledge. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  2. ^ Johnson, Dirk (1986-06-07). "'Proud Parent' Hussein Addresses 45 Graduates". New York Times. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  3. ^ "The Hashemite Royal Family". The Royal Hashemite Court. Archived from the original on 2019-04-06. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  4. ^ "Gulf Peace Campers Heading for Kuwait". Nonviolence Today (18): 5–6. 1990–91.
  5. ^ Weber, Thomas (1993). "From Maude Royden's Peace Army to the Gulf Peace Team: An Assessment of Unarmed Interpositionary Peace Forces". Journal of Peace Research. 30 (1): 45–64. doi​:​10.1177/0022343393030001005​. S2CID 110698378.
  6. ^ Torriero, E.A. (1999-07-06). "Orphanage Fit For a King". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  7. ^ "Human Rights". The Royal Hashemite Court. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "HRH Princess of Jordan Visits Miami Children's Hospital". South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report. 9 (10). 2013. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  10. ^ Kirkman, Mary (2013). "Royal Jafaar Stud". Arabian Horse Times. 44 (3): 1–24.
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