The royal marked the anniversary of her late mother’s passing with her brother.

She was tragically taken from her family in a helicopter crash on February 9, 1977.

And now, 41 years on, Queen Alia Al-Hussein’s children are marking the anniversary of her passing with a heartfelt tribute.

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HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein shared an image of her late mother on Instagram over the weekend, whom she lost when she was just three years old.


“Forever loved. Forever remembered,” the royal captioned the striking black-and-white portrait.

HRH also revealed she spent the day with her younger brother, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, with the two reminiscing about their late parents.

“Together… remembering our loving parents,” Princess Haya wrote in memory of her mother and father, the late King Hussein of Jordan, who passed away in 1999.

Alia Baha ud-din Toukan, daughter of Jordan’s first ambassador to the UN, wed the then-King of Jordan in 1972.

In her role as Queen, the royal sired many social development projects, founded arts centres and galleries, and worked with non-profits.

Princess Haya has followed in her mother’s footsteps with her humanitarian work, and even donated US$39.5 million (Dhs145m) to fight hunger and poverty in Jordan in her late parents’ honour last year.

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“In memory of my parents, Their Majesties the Late King Hussein Bin Talal and Queen Alia Al Hussein (who was always fondly known by Jordanians as Mother of the Poor), Al Jalila and Zayed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and I today are proud to donate to Tkiyet Um Ali to help combat hunger in Jordan,” she said at the time.

“HM King Hussein taught us to stand together during the most difficult of economic times and as a result, with this donation, Tkiyet Um Ali can now feed the 30,000 families living below the poverty and hunger line across our beloved Jordan.”

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Tkiyet Um Ali, the non-profit that Princess Haya made the sizeable donation towards, was established by the royal herself in 2003.

The charity was based on an idea by the late Queen Alia, and provides hot meals and food parcels to Jordan’s underprivileged.

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Images: HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein/Instagram