Queen Noor of Jordan and her former husband, the late King Hussein. Photo: WireImage, AFP
Queen Noor of Jordan and her former husband, the late King Hussein. Photo: WireImage, AFP
Middle East

Queen Noor of Jordan: how the US-born royal became a respected symbol of ‘grace, style and courage’ in the Middle Eastern kingdom

  • Lisa Halaby was wealthy, ‘extremely well-educated, highly intelligent, strikingly beautiful’ and met King Hussein after the death of his third wife Queen Alia
  • After their marriage, she converted to Islam, perfected her Arabic and gained a Jackie Kennedy-like aura that she has held ever since Hussein’s death in 1999

Queen Noor of Jordan and her former husband, the late King Hussein. Photo: WireImage, AFP
Queen Noor of Jordan and her former husband, the late King Hussein. Photo: WireImage, AFP
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