Sunday, January 4, 2009

New interview with Haya of Jordan

A rather interesting interview-cum-profile of Princess Haya of Jordan.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-1103014/Princess-Haya-Jordan-A-modern-Arabian-tale.html

2 comments:

Amy said...

I'm surprised that she mentions Princess Muna being more of a mother to her than Noor. That seems strange since she was so young (and presumably at home) when her father married Lisa Halaby. I'm sure it couldn't have been easy to get a step-mother so quickly, but still...

Or is that one of those dog whistle delineations, as if she were drawing lines for the future when the next king needs to be decided. Abdullah's progeny vs. Noor's...?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Abdullah has already removed Noor's elder son as Crown Prince, further marginalizing that branch of the family.

I thought it strange that Haya said that her father married Alia but did not divorce Muna. Muna and Hussein were divorced in 1972, as it was reported in the press at the time.