Queen of Jordan. Name variations: Queen Rania Al-Abdullah. Born Rania Al-Yasin, Aug 31, 1970, in Kuwait, to Palestinian refugee parents; father a physician; graduated with honors in business administration from American University in Cairo, 1991; m. Abdullah II, king of Jordan (r. 1999–), June 10, 1993; children: Prince Hussein (b. 1994) and Princess Iman (b. 1996), Princess Salma (b. 2000) and Prince Hashem (b. 2005).
Once worked for Citibank, then for Apple Computer in Amman; became queen (1999); developed an agenda of charity and change; became head of a foundation that combats child abuse; works with husband to promote Jordan's exports; focuses on women's and children's rights, and has campaigned against honor killings.