Sunday, August 31, 2014

Royal Profile: Queen Rania of Jordan

Queen Rania of Jordan was born 31 August 1970 as Rania al Yassin and the daughter of two Palestinians form Tulkarm. During her youth, she attended schools in Kuwait and Turkey, earning a degree in Business Adminstration. After graduation, she worked for marketing departments for various international banks and computer companies {Source}.

In January 1993, she met her future husband and then Crown Prince of Jordan at a dinner party, and after a brief courtship and engagement, they were married in June 1999{Source}. Their first child was born a year later in June 1999, followed by baby # 2 two years later, and two more children after that in 2000 and 2004{Source}.

She once said, “I just wake up and feel like a regular person. At the end of the day you are living your life for the people that you represent. It’s an honour and a privilege to have that chance to make a difference – a qualitative difference in people’s lives – and it’s my responsibility to make the most out of that opportunity.”{Source}. For this reason, she keeps active within the Jordanian and global community. She is often visiting remote villages in Jordan in order to help them improve their livelihoods and prospects of Jordan{Source}. She encourages a national educational system, community empowerment, health care, Youth involvement, diversity (cross-cultural dialouge), among many other things.


In addition to her efforts as Queen of Jordan, she also enjoys water skiing, running and cycling{Source}. Queen Rania is also active in various social media , especially Youtube,Facebook, instagram, and Twitter (click the link to go to her pages).

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