British grandfather of Jordan king dies
The British grandfather of Jordan's King Abdullah II -- retired Colonel Walter Percy Gardiner -- died on Wednesday at his Amman home, a family friend said. He was 95."Colonel Gardiner died in his sleep in Amman, a few days before his 96th birthday which falls on December 12," the friend told AFP.Gardiner lived in Amman with his daughter, Princess Muna, born Antoinette Gardiner, wife of the late king Hussein and King Abdullah's mother.Originally from Norfolk in the east of England, Gardiner married Doris Sutton in 1938. She died in 1994.