Queen Rania Of Jordan

  Female      Jordanian      Royalty

  Born : Aug 31, 1970  

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Queen Rania of Jordan (born on 31 August 1970) is the Queen consort of Jordan. She is also known as Rania al-Abdullah. Since marrying the now King of Jordan, Abdullah bin Al-Hussein, she has become known for her advocacy work related to education, health, community empowerment, youth, cross-cultural dialogue, and micro-finance. She is also an avid user of social media and she maintains pages on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. She has two daughters and two sons and has been given various decorations by governments.

Rania Al-Yassin was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents Faisal Sedki al-Yassin and Ilham Yassin from Tulkarm. She attended the New English School in Jabriya, Kuwait, then received a degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo. Upon her graduation from the American University, she worked briefly in marketing for Citibank, followed by a job with Apple Inc. in Amman.[1]

In a September 2008 CNN televised interview with Fareed Zakaria, Queen Rania stated that she is not opposed to women choosing to wear the Islamic veil hijab of their own volition as long as it is not compulsory. She further noted that modern Islamic women must be entitled to wear any veil of their own individual choice and not be "pressured" by a traditionalist interpretation of Islamic law in society. Rania herself has been seen wearing a veil or a styled hat only on televised royal weddings and during private Papal audiences with the Pope in Rome...

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