Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia Characters

Jean Sasson
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Sultana is the daughter of a prince of the royal family of Saudi Arabia. Sultana's uncle was the king of Saudi Arabia, giving her family a special place in Saudi Arabian society. Sultana grew up in four palaces, one in each of the cities where her father liked to conduct business and to relax. Sultana was one of ten daughters born to her father and his first wife. Sultana's father also had three other wives and many brothers and sisters, but she spent the majority of her childhood among the siblings she shared with her biological mother and father. Sultana's father was a man who believed deeply in the culture and traditions of Saudi Arabia. As a consequence, Sultana was treated as an afterthought by her father, who put all his energies into his son rather than wasting time on his daughters.

Sultana was a difficult child...

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