HRH Princess Ghida Talal
HRH Princess Ghida Talal is an alumna of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Following her graduation from Georgetown, Princess Ghida pursued a highly successful career in journalism, and after marrying Jordan’s Prince Talal bin Muhammad in 1991, the late King Hussein called upon her to establish an International Press Office for the Royal Hashemite Court, and to serve as his official press secretary.
Following the creation of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center, HM King Abdullah II appointed Princess Ghida as chairperson of the foundation and center. As the wife of a cancer survivor, she has tirelessly devoted herself to the fight against this devastating disease.
Along with her wholehearted commitment in the fight against cancer, Princess Ghida Talal is also a passionate supporter of education. She served two terms on Georgetown University’s Board of Regents, and currently serves of the board for the university’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program. In 2007, she joined the board for the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund. She played a significant role in the launch of the Iraq Scholar Rescue Project, which led IIE to present her with the organization’s Humanitarian Award for International Cooperation.
Princess Ghida currently lives in Jordan with her husband, HRH Prince Talal bin Muhammad, and their three children: Prince Hussein, born in 1999, and twins Princess Rajaa and Prince Muhammad, born in 2001.