Rania from Jordan celebrated her 50th birthday on August 31st. For the occasion, she posted on her Instagram account a beautiful family photo, surrounded by her husband King Abdullah II of Jordan and her four children, Crown Prince Hussein, 26, Princess Iman, 24, the Princess Salma, 20, and the youngest, Prince Hashem, 15. “Nothing is better than spending the day surrounded by the people you love the most in the world. Thank you all for your wishes, it made my day!”, She commented.
Today, the Queen is enjoying incredible family happiness. As a child, she had to go through a dark period. As Point of View magazine recalls, Rania from Jordan is originally from Palestine, born to a doctor father and a housewife mother in Tulkarm, an Arab town in the West Bank. At 10, she was forced to flee the country in order to escape Israeli strikes. “A striking experience for the one who will have to go into exile again a few years later, this time to flee a Kuwait invaded by Saddam Hussein”, explains the magazine.
A hard test which did not prevent him from studying well. She obtained a “Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration” – the equivalent of a license – from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, after studying in Kuwait. She then specialized in business management in Geneva, Switzerland. Six months after meeting Abdallah II at a dinner with mutual friends, she married the man of her life in 1993 and then became queen in 1999. A beautiful destiny.
Rania from Jordan © Dana Press