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Jordan marks 45th anniversary of Queen Alia’s death

1. Queen Alia
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Wednesday marks the 45th anniversary of the death of Her Majesty Queen Alia, who passed away on February 9, 1977.

The late Queen was born in Cairo on December 25, 1948, where her father, Baha Uddin Toukan, served as the Kingdom’s ambassador. She majored in political science at Loyola University in Rome, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Since marrying His Majesty the late King Hussein and until her passing, Queen Alia contributed to various women’s and charitable activities. She also supported activities related to improving citizens living conditions in various locations.

Active in charity and social work, Queen Alia represented Jordanian women at many international conferences, and served as a model for Arab women by encouraging their causes and their participation in socioeconomic development.

In memory of Queen Alia, HRH Princess Haya established Tkiyet Um Ali, a charity which aids underprivileged families. The project was originally an idea introduced by the late Queen, who sought to help these families.

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