Queen Rania and family
Photo: Royal Hasemite Court
Queen Rania of Jordan is one of the most intriguing and beautiful women on the planet—but she's also a working mom at heart. In addition to tackling the issues that face her country, the queen also drives car pool for her four children and also makes a mean chocolate chip cookie!

Born in Kuwait to middle-class Palestinian parents, Rania al Yassin was busy pursuing her own career when she met Jordan's Prince Abdullah at a dinner party. Five months later, 22-year-old Rania married the prince and started a family.

In 1999, Jordan's ailing King Hussein named his son, Prince Abdullah—not his own brother—as heir to the throne. At 28 years old, Rania became the world's youngest queen.

When she's not taking care of her family, Queen Rania is a modern monarch on a mission to help girls around the world secure an education.

FROM: Fridays Live with Jordan's Queen Rania and Melissa Etheridge
Published on April 23, 2010

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