Queen Rania of Jordan

Rania
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Queen Rania during a visit in May 2018
Queen consort of Jordan
Tenure7 February 1999–present
Proclamation22 March 1999
BornRania Al-Yassin
(1970-08-31) 31 August 1970 (age 48)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Spouse
IssueCrown Prince Hussein
Princess Iman
Princess Salma
Prince Hashem
Full name
Rania Al-Abdullah
FatherFaisal Sedki Al-Yassin
MotherIlham Yassin
ReligionIslam

Rania Al-Abdullah (Arabic: رانيا العبد الله‎, Rāniyā al-ʻAbd Allāh; born Rania Al-Yassin on 31 August 1970) is the queen consort of Jordan. Born in Kuwait to a Palestinian family, she later moved to Jordan for work, where she met the then prince Abdullah. Since marrying the now King of Jordan in 1993, 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, Instagram and Twitter. She has two daughters and two sons and has been awarded various decorations by governments.

Personal life

Early life

Rania Al-Yassin was born in Kuwait, to Palestinian parents. She 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]

Marriage and family

She met Jordanian Abdullah bin Al-Hussein, who was a prince at that time, at a dinner party in August 1992. Six months later, they announced their engagement. On 10 June 1993, they were married. The couple has four children:[2]

Her husband ascended the throne on 7 February 1999, and proclaimed her queen on 22 March 1999.[3][4] Without the proclamation she would have been a princess consort, like her mother-in-law, Princess Muna al-Hussein.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Raniyə əl-Abdullah
български: Рания ал-Ясин
bosanski: Rania al-Jasin
brezhoneg: Rania al-Yassin
čeština: Ranija al-Jasín
français: Rania al-Yassin
Bahasa Indonesia: Rania dari Yordania
مازِرونی: رانیا عبدالله
Nederlands: Rania al-Yassin
português: Rania da Jordânia
Simple English: Queen Rania of Jordan
српски / srpski: Ранија ел Абдулах
українська: Ранія аль-Абдалла