Jordan’s Queen Rania celebrates 52nd birthday with family, including new additions


AMMAN: Queen Rania Al-Abdullah is celebrating her 52nd birthday on Wednesday.

The royal shared a photo of herself celebrating with her family, including new additions Crown Prince Hussein’s fianc?e Rajwa Al-Saif and Princess Iman’s fianc? Jameel Alexander Thermiotis.

“My heart is full! Couldn’t ask for a better way to celebrate than with all my loved ones around me,” Queen Rania tweeted.

To commemorate the queen’s birthday, the Royal Hashemite Court unveiled a new portrait of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania together on its official Instagram page.

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The Royal Hashemite Court extends its warmest wishes to Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah on the occasion of her birthday

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Crown Prince Hussein also paid tribute to his mother on Instagram, writing: “Thank you for pouring so much of your heart into everything that you do for us. Happy birthday.”

Queen Rania has been a fierce advocate of youth empowerment through programs led by the Jordan River Foundation and the Queen Rania Foundation. She has often paid visits to the youth to learn about their projects and offer support for their ambitions.

Her foundations also aim to foster Jordanian talent through the establishment of several local associations.

As an ardent supporter of education, Queen Rania has launched a number of initiatives in collaboration with Jordanian civil society organizations to reform and improve education. These initiatives work to develop programs for children and families, as well as other skill-building and training programs to help potential entrepreneurs.

The royal has made numerous visits to Jordanians in the Kingdom, encouraging them to establish their own income-generating projects.

Through her regional and global reach, she aims to boost interest in and support for both Jordanian and international causes, such as improving the rights and conditions of refugees.

As a member of Prince William’s Earthshot Prize Council, Queen Rania is vocal about combating climate change, most recently through virtual remarks delivered at the Foreign Policy Virtual Climate Summit in April and the first-ever Earthshot Innovation Showcase at Expo 2020 Dubai.