Monday, June 18, 2012

Queen Rania Al-Abdullah

Rania Al Abdullah

Rania Al Abdullah (Arabic: رانيا العبد الله‎ Rānyā al-‘abdu l-Lāh) (born Rania al Yassin on 31 August 1970) is the current Queen consort of Jordan as the wife of King Abdullah II of Jordan.
Queen Rania speaks on behalf of a variety of causes, both at home and abroad. In Jordan, her work concentrates on the calibre and quality of education for Jordanian children, while abroad she advocates for global education and for world leaders to fulfill their commitments towards the second Millennium Development Goal, Universal Primary Education.

Personal life

Rania Al-Yassin was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents 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 American University, she worked briefly in marketing for Citibank, followed by a job with Apple Inc. in Amman.
Known as a sharp dresser with expensive tastes for designer goods, she is a fixture in London society pages. She was ranked as the third most beautiful woman in the world by Harpers and Queen magazine in 2005

Married to King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of Jordan; they have 4 children: Prince Hussein, Princess Iman, Princess Salma, and Prince Hashem. Queen Rania’s office is based in Amman; her day to day work involves listening to and talking with the people of Jordan to learn from them the best way to improve their livelihoods and Jordan’s prospects. Repairing and revamping local schools is one way Queen Rania is helping Jordan’s children get the best start in life.

Abroad, Queen Rania calls for greater global action on access to quality education, and in her capacity as Eminent Advocate for UNICEF, she campaigns on behalf of children in need. She also participates in international gatherings, such as the Clinton Global Initiative and the World Economic Forum, of which she is a Board Member. As an Arab, Muslim woman, Queen Rania is committed to reconciling people of different faiths and cultures by encouraging cross-cultural dialogue, particularly amongst young people.

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