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Princess Muna al Hussein

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Walter Percy Gardiner


Walter Percy Gardiner

Princess al-Hussein

Doris Elizabeth Sutton

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25 May 1961 – 21 December 1972

25 April 1941 (age 83) Chelmondiston, East Suffolk, England (

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Hussein of Jordan (m. 1961–1971)

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Hussein, Crown Prince of Jordan

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Princess Muna al-Hussein (born Antoinette Avril Gardiner; 25 April 1941) is the mother of King Abdullah II of Jordan. She was the second wife of King Hussein; the couple divorced on 21 December 1972. She is British by birth, and changed her name to Muna al-Hussein upon marriage.



  • She is King Abdullah II of Jordan's mother and is originally from the UK.
  • As a student in Malaysia, she excelled in field hockey.
  • Her father served in the British Army during World War II.
  • She was King Hussein of Jordan's wife from 1961 to 1972 and had four children with him.
  • She resides and works in Jordan post-divorce.
  • She has significantly contributed to nursing in Jordan, establishing a scholarship fund and a college in the field.
  • She has been recognized with several international honors including prestigious orders from Jordan, Greece, Iran, Malaysia, Romania, Sweden, and Tunisia.

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Early life

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Toni Gardiner was born in Chelmondiston, the daughter of Doris Elizabeth (née Sutton) and Walter Percy Gardiner. She attended Bourne School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which was administered by the British Families Education Service for the children of British Service personnel stationed overseas, where she was an A-grade field hockey player. The school closed when British Forces withdrew from Malaya.

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Gardiner's father was a high-ranking British Army Officer stationed at Long Marston in Warwickshire in the 1960s.

Marriage and children

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Gardiner met the King of Jordan, Hussein, while working as a secretarial assistant on the film set of Lawrence of Arabia. The King had allowed his troops to work as extras on this film and would occasionally visit to monitor the production's progress. However, there is another report, stating that Gardiner and the King met when her father began to work as a Military Adviser in Jordan.

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Gardiner married King Hussein in Amman, Jordan, on 25 May 1961. The Jordanian constitution requires that any heir to the throne be born of a legitimate couple, and both parents should be Muslims. She kept the title Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al-Hussein after the divorce. Together they had four children:

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Princess Muna al-Hussein sitting on the sofa with her two children in her arms, including Abdullah II of Jordan. Jordan, 24th March 1964.

  • Abdullah (born 1962; now King Abdullah II of Jordan).
  • Faisal (born 1963).
  • Aisha (born 1968, twin of Princess Zein).
  • Zein (born 1968, twin of Princess Aisha).
  • They were divorced on 21 December 1972. After her divorce, she was allowed to keep the style of Royal Highness and the title of Princess of Jordan. She continues to work and live in Jordan.

    Causes and activities

    She is involved in the development of nursing in Jordan, founding the Princess Muna Scholarship Fund for Nursing. In 1962, Princess Muna founded the Princess Muna College of Nursing, now the Princess Muna College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions.

    National honours

  •  Jordan: Knight Grand Cordon with Collar of the Order of al-Hussein bin Ali
  •  Jordan: Knight Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Renaissance, Special Class
  • Foreign honours

  • Greek Royal Family: Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Beneficence
  • Iranian Imperial Family: Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the 2,500 year Celebration of the Persian Empire
  •  Malaysia: Honorary Dame Grand Cordon of the Order of the Defender of the Realm
  • Romanian Royal Family: Extra Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Crown
  •  Tunisia: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Republic
  • References

    Princess Muna al-Hussein Wikipedia

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