Princess Noor bint Asem
of Jordan, born on 6 October 1982 as Noor bint Asem , is a member of the Jordanian Royal Family.
Her father is Prince Asem bin Al Nayef
Prince Asem "Abu Bakr" bin Al Nayef was born in Alexandria, Egypt on 27 April 1948. He is the son of Prince Nayef bin Abdullah I and Princess Mihrimah Sultan Osmanoğlu...
, a grandson of King Abdullah I of Jordan
Abdullah I bin al-Hussein, King of Jordan [‘Abd Allāh ibn al-Husayn] عبد الله الأول بن الحسين born in Mecca, Second Saudi State, was the second of three sons of Sherif Hussein bin Ali, Sharif and Emir of Mecca and his first wife Abdiyya bint Abdullah...
and her mother is Firouzeh Vokhshouri. Her mother currently lives in Madrid, Spain, where she is an attaché for the Jordanian Embassy.
Princess Noor's parents divorced in 1985 and in 1986 her father married Princess Sana Asem
Princess Sana Asem is a Jordanian princess. She is the daughter of Adnan Mawloud Kalimat, leader of the Circassians tribal council of Jordan and mukhtar of the Circassians in the city of Amman. -Marriage and children:...
- Princess Yasmine (born 30 June 1975)
- Princess Sarah (born 12 August 1978)
- Prince Nayef (born 22 January 1998)
- Princess Salha (born 14 June 1987)
- Princess Nejla
Princess Nejla bint Asem is the daughter of Prince Asem bin Al Nayef and Princess Sana Asem.-Siblings:Full*Prince Nayef *Princess Salha Half*Princess Yasmine...
(born 9 May 1988)
Having studied her IGCSE's at King's College Madrid, Spain, she then went on to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Political Communication
Communication is the activity of conveying meaningful information. Communication requires a sender, a message, and an intended recipient, although the receiver need not be present or aware of the sender's intent to communicate at the time of communication; thus communication can occur across vast...
from Emerson College
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On 29 August 2003, the Royal Jordanian Court announced Princess Noor's marriage
Marriage in Islam is an Islamic prenuptial contract between a man and woman to live as husband and wife. It is a formal, binding contract considered integral to a religiously valid Islamic marriage, and outlines the rights and responsibilities of the groom and bride involved in marriage proceedings...
to Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, her second cousin, had taken place. The marriage ceremony was held at al-Baraka Palace in Amman. The celebration of the marriage (Zifaf
Walima or Valima , or the marriage banquet, is the second of the two traditional parts of an Islamic wedding. The walima is performed after the nikah, or marriage ceremony. The word walima is derived from awlam, meaning to gather or assemble. It designates a feast in Arabic...
) was held on 27 May 2004 at Zahran Palace in Amman
Amman is the capital of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The Greater Amman area has a population of 2,842,629 as of 2010. The population of Amman is expected to jump from 2.8 million to almost...
They divorced on September 9, 2009. Although the divorce wasn't confirmed by the Royal Jordanian Court until, an announcement was made in March 2010. Thereafter Princess Noor reverted to the use of her maiden name HRH Princess Noor bint Asem.