In 1977, the widowed King Hussein Ibn Talal met American Lisa Halaby, who has a degree in architecture from Princeton University, when she came to work in Jordan. She later told Vanity Fair: "We courted on a motorcycle. It was the only way we could get off by ourselves."
COMMENTING POLICY:Readers are encouraged to post comments that are germane to the article. We reserve the right to remove any user, and to delete comments that contain abusive language or personal threats, as well as those that are racist or demeaning. Readers may report comments by clicking "Report Abuse." Once a comment has been flagged, a Baltimore Sun staffer will investigate. Click here for more information on commenting.