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Princess Firyal
a.k.a. (also known as)
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Princess Firyal of Jordan and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan at the 2008 Rita Hayworth Gala in New York. Photo: Patrick McMullan
Biography

Princess Firyal of Jordan is a prominent socialite. Her royal title comes from her former marriage to the brother of the late King Hussein of Jordan.

Education:
BA in American History Columbia University 1999

Personal:
Former long time companion to financier Lionel Pincus. 
Former long time companion of Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos.
Married to Prince Mohammed of Jordan in 1964. Two sons, Prince Talal and Prince Ghazi. Divorced in 1976.

Background:
Princess Firyal of Jordan was born as Jeredel Firyal Resheid in Jerusalem in 1945.  She married Prince Mohammed, the brother of King Hussein of Jordan in 1964  and later divorced him in 1976. A prominent hostess in London, Paris and New York, Princess Firyal is considered one of the best dressed women on the social scene.

She has been a relentless advocate of humanitarian causes and has participated in charity events worldwide. Her Hope Foundation, founded in collaboration with UNESCO, supports education projects for street and working children. She has given a prominent voice to women in rural areas and campaigns for the improvement of their living conditions the world over. Representing UNESCO at various international conferences, H.R.H. Princess Firyal helps to promote the rights of the family and children and the protection of the worlds cultural heritage.

Affiliations/Honors/Awards
Goodwill Ambassador, UNESCO since 1992
Board member, International Rescue Committee
Board member, United Nations Association
Former member, Dean's Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Trustee, New York Public Library
Member , International Committee of the "Musses des Arts Decoratifs" in Paris, France
Former Member, Chairman's Council of the Museum of Modern Art 
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10.Joel Klein
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1.Image Gallery: Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert Gala
2.Image Gallery: New York Public Library 2010 Library Lions Gala
3.Image Gallery: New York City Ballet 2010 Fall Gala
4.Calendar: New York Public Library - Annual Library Lions Gala
5.Image Gallery: 13th Annual Women & Science Lecture and Luncheon
6.Image Gallery: Cancer Research Institute 2009 Through the Kitchen Dinner
7.Image Gallery: NYU Child Study Center 2009 Fashion Benefit
8.Image Gallery: New York Public Library 2008 Library Lions Benefit
9.Image Gallery: The 2008 Rita Hayworth Gala
10.Image Gallery: Casita Maria Fiesta Kickoff Party
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