- NAME: Queen Rania
- OCCUPATION: Women's Rights Activist, Business Leader, Political Leader, Queen
- BIRTH DATE: August 31, 1970 (Age: 42)
- EDUCATION: New English School, American University Cairo
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Kuwait City, Kuwait
- Originally: Rania al Yassin
- AKA: Queen consort of Jordan
- ZODIAC SIGN: Virgo
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Queen Rania of Jordan is best known for her advocacy work in public health, education and as an outspoken opponent of the practice of "honor killings."
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Queen Rania eventually turned to technology to advocate for her causes and to help dispel Western stereotypes about the supposed backwardness of the Middle East. In March 2008, she created her own YouTube channel aimed at engaging Western viewers in a discussion about their perceptions of the Arab world. Her first video post was viewed some 1.4 million times within days of its release. Perhaps befitting a former Apple employee, Queen Rania also has a Facebook page; her own Web site; and 600,
000 followers on her Twitter account, where she describes herself as "a mum and a wife with a really cool day job."
"I just wake up and feel like a regular person," Queen Rania writes on her site. "At the end of the day you are living your life for the people that you represent. It's an honour and a privilege to have that chance to make a difference - a qualitative difference in people's lives - and it's my responsibility to make the most out of that opportunity."
Queen Rania and King Abdullah have four children: Crown Prince Hussein, born June 28, 1994, who was appointed heir to the throne in July 2009; Princess Iman, born September 27, 1996; Princess Salma, born September 26, 2000; and Price Hashem, born January 30, 2005.
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