Queen Rania of Jordan

by andrew on November 11, 2014

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Birth Name: Rania Al-Yassin

Place of Birth: Kuwait City, Kuwait

Date of Birth: 31 August 1970

Ethnicity: Palestinian Arab

Queen Rania of Jordan is the Queen Consort of Jordan, and the wife of Abdullah II of Jordan, who has been King since 7 February, 1999.

Queen Rania’s parents, Faisal Sedki Al-Yassin and Ilham Yassin, were Palestinian Arabs, from Tulkarm in the West Bank. Queen Rania is a Muslim.

Queen Rania has four children with her husband. Their oldest child, Hussein, Crown Prince of Jordan (born 28 June, 1994), is first in line (heir apparent) to the throne of Jordan. The Crown Prince’s ancestry is one quarter Jordanian Arab, one quarter English (both through his father), and one half Palestinian Arab (through Rania, his mother).

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Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 9:52 pm

I find that she looks extremely old, like an aged up lady.

Devotion November 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm

Looks like Rose Byrne (English) and Natalie Portman (Jewish).

AW October 9, 2015 at 12:18 am

It’s not surprising that some Middle Eastern people such as her look like Europeans. They’re both Caucasian after all. I’ve mistaken Iranians for Italians or Greeks.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:32 am

Same thing with Assyrians.

andrew September 2, 2015 at 6:10 am

she did a nose job

cwm85 August 5, 2015 at 2:18 pm

She’s probably from European Orgin. Some parts of Middle east there simply are Caucasians living there. Their are Caucasians is Iran, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq. Like someone said of Mediterranean roots. I think many people would be surprised at how diverse the Caucasian race is. Pale skin, blonde hair and blue eyes are just stereotypical looks of Europeans.

neiltennant August 1, 2015 at 6:26 am

i swear she could be the sister of cindy crawford

Freerk May 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm

On this picture she looks like a sister of Natalie Portman … not ethnically, but genetically the peoples of the Levant are closely related.

alberto.r7 April 8, 2015 at 4:26 pm

She seems to be mostly white, some people in Palestina are predominantly of white roots.

Capricious April 8, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Well, Middle Eastern people are Mediterranean.

They don’t look like ethnic Arabs like the Saudis who have recent African ancestry (darker skin, wider noses, bigger lips).

andrew November 22, 2014 at 5:31 am

could you add a picture?

andrew November 25, 2014 at 4:51 pm

thank you.

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