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King Hussein of Jordan and Lisa Halaby

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."Getty Images