Thesis: Queen Rania of Jordan A Political Biography

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Queen Rania Al-Abdullah was born Rania Al-Yassin on the 31st of August 1970 to an upper middle class Palestinian family originally from Turk am. Their ancestry can be traced back to an area near the west bank of the Jordan River. This area was once a part of Palestine but was eventually annexed by Jordan after the Arab-Israeli war in 1948. It was once again taken back by Israel in 1967 and eventually became part of the much disputed west bank. Rania’s father saw the inherent dangers of political instability and decided to immigrate to Kuwait in the early 1960s. Rania’s father was originally a pediatrician back in Jordan, however once they moved it was her mother who found great success. They eventually gave birth to three children one of whom was Princess Rania (

From childhood to the meeting with the Prince

Born in Kuwait she attended Primary and Secondary classes at the New English School in Kuwait. Eventually she went to a University and earned a degree in business administration from the American University in Cairo. She graduated in 1991 and went to work at Citibank as a bank teller and Apple Computer as a marketer in Amman Jordan. Her work contacts allowed her access to a party held by the sister of Prince Abdullah. At the party in January 1993 she met her future husband and married him 5 months later (

Crowning of the Queen

In a revelation which shocked Jordan King Abdullah named his eldest son by Princess Muna, Prince Abdullah Al-Hussein the heir to the throne. Six weeks after being sworn in as King on March 22, 1999, Rania was named as Queen of Jordan by her husband in an elaborate ceremony held on March 22, 1999. She currently has four children with her last child being born in 2005.

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