Princess Iman of Jordan is Engaged to a Venezuelan-Born Financier Jameel Thermiotis

Princess Iman of Jordan is engaged to Jameel thermiotis

There's a new royal wedding to watch out for! The Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan has just announced the official engagement of Princess Iman and Jameel Alexander Thermiotis, a Venezuelan-born businessman and financier

The official engagement of the couple was announced on July 6, 2022, by the royal palace of Jordan"The Royal Hashemite Court is pleased to announce the engagement of Her Royal Highness Princess Iman bint Abdullah II to Mr. Jameel Alexander Thermiotis, on Tuesday, 5 July 2022, in the presence of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, as well as Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince Hashem bin Abdullah II, and Princess Salma bint Abdullah II, in addition to members of Mr. Thermiotis’ family. 

Princess Iman of Jordan is engaged
Princess Iman and Jameel Thermiotis ©QueenRania instagram

The Royal Hashemite Court extends its sincere congratulations to Her Royal Highness Princess Iman and Mr. Thermiotis on this occasion and wishes them a lifetime of happiness", the official statement said.

Princess Iman's mother, Queen Rania, posted the official engagement photo on her official instagram with a caption: "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 of Jordan is engaged
Crown Prince Hussein (center) with the newly-engaged couple ©AlHusseinJo IG

Princess Iman's older brother, Crown Prince Hussein, also posted a photo on his instagram account posing with the newly-engaged couple. "Warmest congratulations to my dear sister Iman and to her fiance Jameel on their engagement, I wish you a lifetime of happiness together".

Queen Rania of Jordan and Princess Iman
Queen Rania, Princess Salma, Princess Iman. ©QueenRania instagram

The Royal Family of Jordan has not announced the wedding date of the couple but the wedding will surely be a grand royal affair as the House of Hashemite is one of the most popular royal families in the world.

Queen Rania constantly shares the limelight with Queen Letizia of Spain, Queen Maxima of The Netherlands, Duchess of Cambridge, and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, as the most stylish royals in the world.

The Jordanian royal family

The ruling house of Jordan is the House of Hashemite. The Hashemites, also called the House of Hashim. According to its official website, were at the forefront of Arab history. Their ancestor, Hashem, was the grandfather of Prophet Mohammad.

The current Hashemites family of Jordan was founded by Sharif Hussein bin Ali, who was also the Emir of Mecca. 

Royal Palace of Jordan
The Royal Palace in Jordan ©The Royal Hashemite Court

His eldest son, Ali, ruled Hejaz, a region where Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia is located. But he was ousted by Ibn Saud who would become the first King of Saudi Arabia.

Hussein's other two sons, Abdullah I and Faisal I, ruled Jordan and Irag respectively, in 1921. But the Iraq royal line ended when Faisal I's grandson, Faisal II, was executed in  1958, together with their relatives, in the July revolution in Iraq. The monarchy was abolished and was replaced by the republic of Iraq.

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan and their four children ©QueenRania instagram

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan

Abdullah I was assassinated in 1951 but his family still ruled Jordan today. The reigning Jordanian monarch, King Abdullah II, is his great-grandson. 

King Abdullah II is half-British. His mother, Princess Muna, the second wife of King Hussein, is born Toni Gardiner and was born and raised in Suffolk, England. 

King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Jordanian family ©QueenRania instagram

Who is Princess Iman

Born Iman bint Abdullah bin Hussein bin Talal on September 27, 1996, Princess Iman is the second child and eldest daughter of King Abdullah II of Jordan and his wife, Queen Rania. Princess Iman attended Georgetown University in the United States.

queen rania and princess Iman of Jordan
Queen Rania and her eldest daughter, Princess Iman ©QueenRania instagram

When she was only 13 years old and nine months, she accompanied her parents to the royal wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling, in June 2010 in Stockholm.

Princess Iman of Jordan attend Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wedding
King Abdullah II of Jordan, Queen Rania and Princess Iman attended the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Princess Iman of Jordan attend Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wedding
At the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. June 2010

She will most likely relocate to New York after the wedding because Jameel is a managing partner of a tech firm based in New York and currently living in the United States,

Unlike Japan where princesses are required to give up their royal titles upon marrying a commoner, Jordan is not known to have this kind of rule. Princess Iman will most likely keep her HRH Princess title after the wedding.

Her mother, born Rania Al-Yassin in Kuwait, had worked in the tech industry in Amman, the capital of Jordan, before marrying then Prince Abdullah in 1993. 

King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania
Queen Rania of Jordan, one of the most stylish royals in the world ©QueenRania instagram

Rania was proclaimed Queen Consort by King Abdullah II upon his accession to the throne in 1999, without the proclamation, Rania would only be Princess Consort, just like Princess Muna and Morocco's Princess Lalla Salman.

King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania
King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan ©QueenRania instagram

Unlike his father or other Arab monarchs, King Abdullah II has only one wife and has no other children apart from his four kids with Queen Rania. 

He is a British-educated monarch. He attended Oxford University and received his military training at the Royal Military Sandhurst, where Prince William and Prince Harry, also attended. The king also studied Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Princess Iman has three siblings: an older brother, Crown Prince Hussein, and two younger siblings, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem.

Who is Jameel Alexander Thermiotis

We don't have detailed information about Princess Iman's fiance but according to some sources, he was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1994. His parents had a Greek origin. 

He moved to New York to build a career in finance. Jameel is a successful businessman and financier. He co-founded Ventures Capital, a technology firm based in New York City. 

He presented Princess Iman with a Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring. Congratulations to the newly-engaged couple!

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