Monday, August 31, 2015

Royal Profile: 18 Facts about Queen Rania of Jordan

  1. Queen Rania of Jordan was born on 31 August 1970.
  2. Her parents were Palestinians from Tulkarm
  3. Her maiden name was Rania al Yassin.
  4.  During her youth, she attended schools in Kuwait and Turkey, earning a degree in Business Administration. 
  5. .After graduation, she worked for marketing departments for various international banks and computer companies {Source}.
  6. 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}. 
  7. Together, they have four children{Source}.:
    1. Princess Iman (1996)
    2. Crown Prince Hussein (1999)
    3. Princess Salma (2000)
    4. Prince Hashem (2005)
  8. She is the daughter-in-law of{Source}:
    1. King Hussein 
    2. Princess Muna al-Hussein
  9. She is the stepdaughter-in-law of:
    1. Queen Noor al Hussein.
  10. She is the sister-in-law of:
    1. Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan (1963)
    2. Zeina Lubadeh
    3. Princess Aisha bint Hussein (1968)
    4. Princess Zein bint Hussein (1968)
    5. Majdi Al-Saleh
    6. Princess Haya bint Hussein (1974)
    7. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
    8. Prince Ali bin Al Hussein (1975). 
    9. Princess Rym al-Ali bin Al Hussein 
    10. Abir Muhaisen, (born 1972, adopted 1976)
    11. His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah bin al Hussein of Jordan (1980)
    12. Princess Basma Bani-Ahmad 
    13. Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein of Jordan (1981). 
    14. Princess Fahdah bin Al Hashim 
    15. Her Royal Highness Princess Iman bint Hussein (1983)
    16. Zaid Azmi Mirza
    17. Her Royal Highness Princess Raiyah bint Hussein (1986)
  11. She is an aunt to:
    1. Princess Ayah
    2. Prince Omar,
    3. Princess Sara 
    4. Princess Aisha
    5. Aoun Juma
    6. Muna Juma
    7. Jaafar Al-Saleh
    8. Jumana Al-Saleh
    9. Tahani Al Shawan Al-Saleh
    10. Sheikha Al Jalila of Abu Dubai
    11. Sheikh Zayed  of Abu Dubai
    12. Princess Jalilah bint al Ali 
    13. Prince Abdullah bin Al Ali
    14. Princess Haya bin Al Hamzah
    15. Princess Zein bin Al Hamzah
    16. Princess Halaah bin Al Hashim
    17. Princess Rayet Al Noor bin Al Hashim
    18. Princess Fatima Al-Alia  bin Al Hashim
  12. 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}."
  13. For this reason, she keeps active within the Jordanian and global community. 
  14. 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 dialogue), among many other things.
  15. In addition to her efforts as Queen of Jordan, she also enjoys water skiing, running and cycling{Source}. 
  16. Queen Rania is also active in various social media , especially Youtube,Facebook, instagram, and Twitter (click the link to go to her pages).
  17. In 2006, she found herself as a member of Vanity Fair's Best Dressed Hall of Fame{Source}.
  18. She is in the royal company of:
    1. Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al Missned (2015 inductee)
    2. Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (2014 inductee)
    3. Prince Heinrich Von Und Zu Fürstenberg (2012 inductee)
    4. Princess Alexandra of Greece (2012 inductee, eldest daughter of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark, 2nd cousin of King Constantine)
    5. The Duchess of Alba (2011 inductee)
    6. Princess Mafalda of Hesse (2010 inductee, daughter of Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse)
    7. Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece (2008 inductee)

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