Gardiner, Antoinette (1941–)

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Gardiner, Antoinette (1941–)

Princess of Jordan. Name variations: Tony or Toni Avril Gardiner; HRH Princess Muna or Mona al-Hussein; also seen as Queen Muna or Mona; Muna Hussein. Born Antoinette Avril Gardiner, April 25, 1941, in Chelmondiston, Ipswich, Suffolk, England; dau. of Col. Walter Percy Gardiner and Doris Elizabeth (Sutton) Gardiner; became the 2nd wife of Hussein Ibn Talal (Jordan's King Hussein, r. 1953–1999), May 25, 1961 (div. Dec 21, 1971); children: twin daughters, Zein and Aisha (b. 1968); sons Faisal (b. 1963) and Abdullah II (b. 1962, king of Jordan, r. 1999–).

Was working as a secretary on the set of Lawrence of Arabia in the Jordanian desert when she met Hussein; on marriage, converted to Islam and took the name Muna al-Hussein.

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