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Jordan’s Queen Rania begins 2022 with visit to Al Salt

Queen Rania of Jordan has begun her official engagements of 2022 with a visit to Al Salt.

The Queen of Jordan met with founders of youth-led initiatives and received a tour of Al Khader Street. In addition, she met representatives from Al Khader Center, Darbk Salek, Handrah Program, and the Balqawi Wedding Experience.

Queen Rania learned about what the founders do to preserve the cultural heritage of Al Salt while also offering training and awareness programmes regarding issues relevant to them.

Her Majesty was able to see the Al Khader Center’s bazaar that took place the previous Friday, where local artists and producers are able to sell their goods and handmade crafts like jewellery, pillows and other items.

While there, she spoke to founding members of the Al Khader Center, Saif Jaghbeer and Yazeed Kloub. She wanted to learn about the future plans for the centre and the types of events and organisations it supports.

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Queen Rania also spoke to the artisans at the centre and commended them for their hard work and determination.

From there, she moved on to the Jordan Heritage Shop to look at handmade products before visiting the Balqawi Wedding Experience. Her Majesty’s Office explained that the Experience is an “initiative that simulates authentic wedding ceremonies of the governorate of Al Balqa, to which Al Salt belongs through acting performances held for visitors and tourists. The interactive experience aims to celebrate authentic wedding traditions of Al Balqa and keep them alive.”

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While there, she spoke to the business’s representatives and youth representatives who want to improve Al Salt.

After her visit, Her Majesty said on social media: “So proud of Jordanian youth for their drive, dedication to their communities, and love of Jordanian heritage.”

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.