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    INTRODUCTION King hussein of Jordan laid to rest his young wife, Queen Alia, at a simple but moving ceremony in Amman on Thursday (10 February).

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    INTRODUCTION King hussein of Jordan laid to rest his young wife, Queen Alia, at a simple but moving ceremony in Amman on Thursday (10 February). The 28 year-old Queen had been killed in a helicopter crash the previous day.

    SYNOPSIS: Queen Alia became the King's third wife in 1972, and in 1975 they had a son, who was christened Ali. He is the King's only child who is eligible to succeed his father to the Hashemite crown. The couple's other child, a daughter, is now two years-old. Queen Alia came from a Palestinian family in Nablus, which is now in the Israeli occupied West bank of Jordan.

    The tragedy happened as the Queen was returning from Tafileh, a hill town overlooking the Dead Sea. She had been visiting a hospital after reading a complaint about it in the newspapers. In accordance with Moslem tradition, the funeral took place the following day, Wednesday. From a mosque where a prayer ceremony was held, the coffin was drawn on a gun-carriage, slowly past ranks of saluting soldiers to the Hashimiyeh Palace where the Queen was to be buried.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA42BP411F5ZAWAXTN1SXX7GTGH
    Media URN:
    VLVA42BP411F5ZAWAXTN1SXX7GTGH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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