Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar

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Happy Birthday to Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar, who turns 60 today! The daughter of Nasser bin Abdullah Al-Misned, in prison due to his political activities against the ruling Emir of Qatar, she grew up in Kuwait during her family’s self-imposed exile, only returning to Qatar in 1977, the year she married Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the then Heir Apparent of Qatar, ascending the Throne in 1995. The couple had five sons and two daughters, including the current Emir of Qatar. Sheikha Moza received a BA in Sociology from Qatar University in 1986, and has led education and social reforms in Qatar, founding national and international development projects, including the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Sheikha Moza has also become known for her glamorous style, customizing haute couture designs to fit Islamic modesty guidelines. We wish HH a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!

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