Rania Al-Yasin was born in Kuwait to
She met Jordanian king Abdullah bin Al-Hussein, then Prince, at a dinner party in January 1993. Two months later, they announced their engagement and on June 10, 1993, they were married.
She has been an outspoken advocate of women's rights but women’s rights have little improved in Jordan. Jordan itself was involved in women's rights struggles over honor killings and other issues. She was awarded by her husband King Abdullah the honorary rank of colonel in the Jordanian Armed Forces on June 9, 2004.
She was named the third most beautiful woman in the world in the 2005 top 100 of Harpers and Queens magazine. In addition, she was the youngest queen in the world at the time King Abdullah succeeded to the throne.
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