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Royal Weddings: King Abdullah II and Queen Rania

On 10 June 1993, then-Prince Abdullah married Rania al Yassin in a traditional Muslim ceremony in Amman. The 31-year-old Prince and his 22-year-old fiancé had only been dating for a few months, after meeting at a dinner party in August of 1992, when they became engaged in January 1993. Abdullah would tell People Magazine a few years later that “It was love at first sight.” What neither knew…
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Queen Rania of Jordan lights Christmas tree in Fuheis

On Sunday, Queen Rania Al Abdullah was in Fuheis (located20 kilometres northwest of the capital Amman) where she joined the residents to light the Christmas tree in Qanater Amphitheatre. The Queen pushed the button to light the tree before delivering a short speech to…
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Queen Rania makes it a point to highlight Jordanian and Arab designers

Queen Rania of Jordan makes it a point to highlight Jordanian and Arab designers while completing her official duties in Jordan and around the globe. Brands like Arab labels ZdSuzani (Jordan), Hussein Bazaza (Lebanon), Salim Azzam (Lebanon), Reemami (UAE), Bambah (Egypt), and Bouguessa (Algeria) have all had their pieces on one of the most recognisable faces in the Middle East. The Queen carrying…
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Queen Rania presents German Chancellor Merkel with Golden Victoria Honorary Award

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan was in Berlin, Germany, last evening to present German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Golden Victoria Honorary Award for Political Leadership at the Association of German Magazine Publishers (VDZ) Publishers‘ Night. The Queen spoke at the event praising the leadership of Chancellor Merkel as well as her moral courage and steadfast commitment in…
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Queen Rania calls for increased attention to the challenges faced by Arab women

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan spoke at the 2018 HeForShe Impact Summit in New York on Wednesday, 26 September. Speaking at the event held on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly, Her Majesty talked about the need for increased attention on the challenges Arab women are facing. Alluding to the ongoing Syrian conflict and other turmoil in the Middle East, Queen Rania stressed that women…
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