Queen Rania of Jordan

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Queen Rania in 2006, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Rania Al-Yassin

Place of Birth: Kuwait City, Kuwait

Date of Birth: 31 August, 1970

Ethnicity: Palestinian Arab, likely one quarter Turkish

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. She has been an advocate for education, health, community empowerment, youth, cross-cultural dialogue, and micro-finance.

Queen Rania’s parents, Faisal Sedki Al-Yassin and Ilham Yassin, were Palestinian Arabs, from Tulkarm in the West Bank. She has also stated that her maternal grandfather was Turkish. Her family left for Amman, Jordan, in 1991, following the Gulf War. 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 approximately one half Palestinian Arab, through Rania.

21 Responses

  1. mel89 says:

    Rania said her mother is half Turkish.
    Yassin is not a Turkish surname though.
    But Rania’s grandfather could have been Turkish because Palestine was under Ottoman control hence why some Turks used to work there.
    Plus in the past Turks had no surnames maybe her grandfather picked an Arabic surname while he was there. Rania’s mom look whiter than her too.
    If this info is correct it means Rania is 1/4 Turkish.

    • peekaboo mewmew-ricans mutts with no race says:

      If you see her and her relatives as white like Europeans you need eyeglasses they’re all Levantine typically Mid Easterns look to their features their faces they can also be easily mistaken for Hispanics.

  2. Adrian1Cram says:

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

  3. Devotion says:

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

  4. AW says:

    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 says:

      Same thing with Assyrians.

    • Yeravam says:

      She doesn’t look European to me.

      Lebanese and Syrian probably.

      • NOTREALLY says:

        she looks overly European in this picture and these people obviously don’t look exactly like ethnic Arabs, but if look up more of her pictures she doesn’t really look AS European as in this one

        • guzel says:

          So you think all arabs are brown like indian? There is light skin arabs in levant. Dont be silly.

          • NOTREALLY says:

            and you think skin colour = race, which is even sillier, no, my remarks are not based off her skin complexion, some middle easterns look death pale white and still don’t look European, you don’t have to enlighten me, I’m pretty sure I’m eternally more knowledgeable on race than you :) in this pic here, for whatever reason, be the angle, lighting or whatever, she looks SLIGHTLY more European than she doesn in most of her pics, period,

        • guzel says:

          Dont care with your European propaganda. She is arabs from Levant Asian. I never forget what did Nazi Racialism to Gypsy and Jewish people. Period

        • guzel says:

          I relpy AW not you.

          • NOTREALLY says:

            I guess European = Nazi according to your logic, you’re totally no deranged btw

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