H.M. Queen Rania was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents. She was the daughter of a medical doctor, and thus grew up in a comfortable home on the West Bank with her two siblings. She received a thoroughly Western education, first at the New English School in Kuwait City and then at the American University in Cairo, where she graduated with a business degree.
Queen of Jordan
She married Abdullah on June 10, 1993. They have four children:
She has been an outspoken advocate of women's rights. As another mark of breaking traditional female roles in the Middle East, she was awarded the honorary rank of colonel in the Jordanian Armed Forces on June 9, 2004.
QueenRania is also establishing the first hands on children’s museum in the Kingdom with the mission to create interactive learning experiences that have the power to encourage and nurture lifelong learning for children and their families.
The Queen was invited to become a member of the Board in recognition of her concern for the state of the world and her commitment to engaging in collaborative efforts to meet the challenges of this century.
QueenRania is Patron of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), and in October 2001 was awarded the prestigious Italian Government-sponsored Life Achievement Award in recognition of her efforts for the international cause of osteoporosis.
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