King Abdullah and Queen Rania's daughter Princess Iman gets engaged

Princess, 25, is to marry Jameel Alexander Thermiotis

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Jordan's Princess Iman, 25, and Jameel Alexander Thermiotis are engaged, it has been announced by the Royal Hashemite Court over Twitter.

Princess Iman is the first daughter and the second child of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan.

Thermiotis was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1994 and is of Greek descent, said Jordan's royal court. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and works in finance in New York.

The court congratulated the king and queen on the engagement, wishing the couple "a lifetime of happiness".

The engagement, which took place on Tuesday, happened in the presence of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, as well as Princess Iman's siblings and several members of Thermiotis's family.

Queen Rania also posted a message to her daughter on Facebook and Instagram.

"Congratulations my dearest Iman; your smile has always been a gift of love that I’ve cherished since the day you were born. I wish you and Jameel a life filled with love and laughter!"

Princess Iman was born in Amman in 1996 and has two brothers, Crown Prince Hussein, 28, and Prince Hashem, 17, and one sister, Princess Salma, 21.

Her paternal grandfather was King Hussein and grandmother is Princess Muna.

The princess, who has a sense of style similar to her mother's, studied at Georgetown University in Washington, following in the footsteps of her brother Crown Prince Hussein.

She spends most of her time in Jordan, and regularly attends official events on behalf of the royal family, alongside her parents.

In 2020, Princess Iman made headlines after she and Queen Rania paid a visit to Umm Qais, a village in northern Jordan. The visit was designed to shine a spotlight on the country's sustainable tourism options that preserve "Jordan’s cultural heritage and natural resources", said Queen Rania's office.

The mother and daughter toured Beit Al Baraka, a bed and breakfast hotel, where they took part in a number of traditional experiences.

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Updated: July 06, 2022, 6:37 PM
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