Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal weddings from the past - King Hussein and Queen Noor (1978)


King Hussein of Jordan married Elizabeth "Lisa" Halaby on June 15th, 1978, in Amman, becoming his fourth wife and Queen of Jordan. She renounced her USA citizenship. Upon marriage she accepted Islam as it was her husbands religion, becoming known as Noor Al-Hussein (which means Light of Hussein). The Constitution of Jordan did not require her to accept Islam, but if she had not done so, her descendants would not have had succession rights. She is now known as Queen Noor, queen dowager of Jordan, upon her husband's death in 1999.

1 comment:

Jo Ann said...

That's strange for a law since the religion passes through the father. Had she remained Christian, her children would be Muslim all the same. :-/