Sunday, November 6, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Ameera bint Aidan bin Nayef Al-Taweel

Princess Ameera bint Aidan bin Nayef Al-Taweel was born 6 November 1983 as the daughter of Aidan bin Nayef Al-Taweel Al-Otaibi {Source}. She was raised by her divorced mother and grandparents{Source}.

When she was eighteen years old, she met Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal while conducting a school newspaper interview{Source}. She would later become his third wife, and stepmother to his two children{Source}. They were divorced in November 2013, but remain on good terms {Source}

She attended schools in Saudi Arabia, and the United States. She attended the University of New Haven, graduating with a magna cum laude honors degree in business administration {Source}.

Princess Ameera bint Aidan bin Nayef Al-Taweel is an active philanthropist. She is vice-chair and head of the executive committee of the Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation both in Saudi Arabia and Global. She is chairwoman of Time Entertainment.  Princess Ameera supports a wide range of humanitarian interests in both Saudi Arabia and around the world. The Foundation is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting programs and projects aimed at poverty alleviation, disaster relief, interfaith dialogue and, women's empowerment. 
The Princess has inaugurated the Alwaleed Bin Talal Village Orphanage in Burkina Faso and traveled to Pakistan to provide aid and relief to the country's flood victims and to support education. Together with The Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Ameera also formally opened the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge, where she accepted, from Prince Philip, an 800th Anniversary Medal for Outstanding Philanthropy. Most recently she has spearheaded a relief mission to Somalia, where she and her ex-husband, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, oversaw the distribution of Foundation-sponsored aid.

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