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Queen Rania of Jordan takes part in Christmas festivities


Copyright 2019, Royal Hashemite Court

Queen Rania of Jordan took part in the Christmas festivities in Fuheis, Jordan, on Wednesday.

She visited the town’s annual Christmas market where she was able to browse the shops and speak to community members. She also watched a group of school children perform different Christmas tunes.

The Queen heard children sing “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and “Deck the Halls” in English.

Photo: Copyright 2019, Royal Hashemite Court

On Instagram, Her Majesty wished everyone a happy Christmas writing, “May the spirit of Christmas fill your hearts and homes with happiness, and mark a peaceful year ahead for our beloved Jordan.”

Fuheis is roughly 20 kilometres north of Amman, and most that live there are Christians with the majority being Greek Orthodox, followed by Catholicism.

Queen Rania isn’t the only member of the Jordanian Royal Family to attend Christmas festivities ahead of the holiday. Her two sons with King Abdullah, Crown Prince Hussein and Prince Hashem, recently participated in a Christmas tree lighting in the city of Madaba.

This took place on Sunday, 15 December with the tree lighting symbolising the start of the holiday season.

The Crown Prince wished Jordanian Christians a happy Christmas and extended his warm wishes for a good new year.

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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. Her love of royals began in middle school, and 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.