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Previous Queens (and Kings for that matter), kept their private life to themselves. Yes Noor's wedding dress was Dior, but back then nobody knew how much it cost. And that is the kicker, instant knowledge about almost every aspect of royal expenditure. I think it is going to take quite some time for Rania to regain people's trust. Her Lavish 40th Birthday Bash was just the last and most representative of her excesses.

She is not all bad, she is not evil, but unfortunately people rarely remember the good . . . the bad sells newspapers, magazines and headlines the TV News, and let's not get started with our friend the Internet which is with us forever. She rushed to embrace technology and seemed to lose her common sense. Her compulsive Twittering has exposed a very private part of herself that really should have remained personal. It also showed her complete lack of decorum, twittering during important visits, attending royal weddings, etc. That is just plain wrong, and she did it to herself.
Well, that's the negative side of using technology. On the other hand, being active in social media helped the queen to draw a bright & modern image for her self & JRF in general. Many people in Jordan & all around the world like her twitter & instagram family photos. It gave them a great opportunity to have a look at the royal family life, no matter from the queen's perspective.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:54 PM
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I believe that QR didn't choose alone all this kind of image that she has, she is not that so independent from her invironment, I think that she was incouraged to do all these thing like UN events and WEF events etc by her husband and hi whole invironment. I don't believe that she could do anything without his consent.
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Previous Queens (and Kings for that matter), kept their private life to themselves. Yes Noor's wedding dress was Dior, but back then nobody knew how much it cost. And that is the kicker, instant knowledge about almost every aspect of royal expenditure. I think it is going to take quite some time for Rania to regain people's trust. Her Lavish 40th Birthday Bash was just the last and most representative of her excesses.

She is not all bad, she is not evil, but unfortunately people rarely remember the good . . . the bad sells newspapers, magazines and headlines the TV News, and let's not get started with our friend the Internet which is with us forever. She rushed to embrace technology and seemed to lose her common sense. Her compulsive Twittering has exposed a very private part of herself that really should have remained personal. It also showed her complete lack of decorum, twittering during important visits, attending royal weddings, etc. That is just plain wrong, and she did it to herself.
well said!!
I think in that area she lost controle and things get mixed for her and couldn't put a line between been a royal and been a celebrity and that was the main reason behind the criticism she got in her country IMO;
i remember one of her last private pic she publish few weeks ago she was wearing her bedroom robe call me old fashion but for a Queen this is just tooo tacky that's kinda Miley Cyrus
I know some blame her origins for the criticism it might be true and maybe that make her a weak target but honestly and if we want to be logical Rania can only blame her lifesyle and her showy way she exhibits it to the world IMO.
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i remember one of her last private pic she publish few weeks ago she was wearing her bedroom robe call me old fashion but for a Queen this is just tooo tacky that's kinda Miley Cyrus

What is this pic?
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What is this pic?
( thanks to Salma)
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...54827073_n.jpg
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:57 PM
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well said!!
I think in that area she lost controle and things get mixed for her and couldn't put a line between been a royal and been a celebrity and that was the main reason behind the criticism she got in her country IMO;
i remember one of her last private pic she publish few weeks ago she was wearing her bedroom robe call me old fashion but for a Queen this is just tooo tacky that's kinda Miley Cyrus
I know some blame her origins for the criticism it might be true and maybe that make her a weak target but honestly and if we want to be logical Rania can only blame her lifesyle and her showy way she exhibits it to the world IMO.
I could never imagine even in my worst nightmares the words "Miley Cyrus" side by side with the name Queen Rania.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:21 PM
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lol Godiva that name here caught my eye and I had to open thread !
I think what's been said so far has truth no matter if ones opinion is good or bad. Ranias not bad/wild but she was getting a bit showy. If she were a queen for a rich country I don't think we'll have so much to say. Jordan is in a difficult place to be queen 1: she have to remember the economys not good for averge people 2: she has to balance conservative sensitivities (remember her bikini pics from the early years ). I don't know if they were shown there but even qnoor knew to cover up when she's outside on holiday. now petra covers qr pics up lol but the internets wider now like Marg says. Im not a fan but i think she does a lot of good & she'll be remembered for that! also she's smart enough to put her name on enough works to mark territory for when the new queen comes lol .
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I could never imagine even in my worst nightmares the words "Miley Cyrus" side by side with the name Queen Rania.
that was only an imagery maybe extreme one
so if it hurt you're feeling do like i change Miley name with other celebrity; the idea is: we all here are fan of the royal world because of the sparkle and the fairy tale effect there is no charm in watching a royal turning to jetsetter celebrity IMO;
we are not saying Rania is evil or something we are only talking about the real reailty not the fluffy image of magazines,we are talking about negatives side of some part of her work and lifestyle;you know criticism is good it even help ppl to be better.
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What is the occasion and where? the other persons are dressed. Is it really her?
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What is the occasion and where? the other persons are dressed. Is it really her?
That's her and it's a post on her official Instagram. An unfortunate attempt to make other moms relate to her IMO, a little too personal
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I can only imagine how difficult it is for Queen Rania however this latest media debacle of Rania "getting down with all the other Mother's out there in Jordan" is just plain fatuous. The only saving grace is that while we saw the fluffy robe we were spared the fluffy slippers!

The idea that her normal start to the day is the same as any other working mum is a complete nonsense and, to be honest, I think she is insulting the intelligence of her target audience.

The only advice I can give her is:

Put your hands in the air and step away from the Tablet and Iphone!
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What is the occasion and where? the other persons are dressed. Is it really her?

It is their own home. Kids go to school.
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I can only imagine how difficult it is for Queen Rania however this latest media debacle of Rania "getting down with all the other Mother's out there in Jordan" is just plain fatuous. The only saving grace is that while we saw the fluffy robe we were spared the fluffy slippers!

The idea that her normal start to the day is the same as any other working mum is a complete nonsense and, to be honest, I think she is insulting the intelligence of her target audience.

The only advice I can give her is:

Put your hands in the air and step away from the Tablet and Iphone!
I think you're reading a little too much into this. All she posted is a picture of herself helping her son put his coat on before he went to school. She's not proclaiming "Look at me, I'm the average supermom!"
If we followed your logic then all pictures of royals dropping their kids off to school or baking cookies with them (as many royals do at Christmas for example) is an attempt at brainwashing everyone into thinking they're perfectly "normal" parents with "normal" lives.
Sometimes a picture is just a picture. And Queen Rania is not the only royal with a social media account, nor is she the only royal mom who posts pictures of her kids.
Even Obama was seen posing for selfies with the UK and Danish prime ministers at Mandela's funeral. Social media is a sign of our times and like it or not, it isn't going away. Those that don't like it don't need to participate in it but we simply cannot stop others from doing so.
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I think you're reading a little too much into this. All she posted is a picture of herself helping her son put his coat on before he went to school. She's not proclaiming "Look at me, I'm the average supermom!"
If we followed your logic then all pictures of royals dropping their kids off to school or baking cookies with them (as many royals do at Christmas for example) is an attempt at brainwashing everyone into thinking they're perfectly "normal" parents with "normal" lives.
Sometimes a picture is just a picture. And Queen Rania is not the only royal with a social media account, nor is she the only royal mom who posts pictures of her kids.
Even Obama was seen posing for selfies with the UK and Danish prime ministers at Mandela's funeral. Social media is a sign of our times and like it or not, it isn't going away. Those that don't like it don't need to participate in it but we simply cannot stop others from doing so.
I fully agree with your post. I think Rania isn't trying to be "too normal". Marie Chantal of Greece also posts a lot of casual family photos on Instagram. I personally like the idea of royals having social media accounts and think that what Rania is doing is fine, we're in the 21st Century where social media and technology is a major part of our lifestyle, so it's only natural that royals will start to have social media accounts and share such photos with the world.
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You can not compare Marie-Chantal of Greece, who does not represent any country, to Queen Rania, whose spouse is a reigning monarch. To the best of knowledge, Marie-Chantal of Greece spends her own trust-fund.
It was not a shrewd move on Queen Rania's part to start instagramming.
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I think its nice she is using twitter, facebook, instagram. But she is not a celebrity so she needs take care with the pics that she uploads.
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But she DOESN'T feel like a queen, cant' you see it? She doesn't believe in monarchy, she hates the royal protocol IMO and tries to be more close to people. As I am not a fun of monarchy and royalty but I am absolutely fan of QRania, this thing doesn't bother me.
I strongly believe that even these people live a normal life in their home. Remember that Rania was not a royal from her birth, so she lived a very normal and simple life till her marriage, so she can't forget her past
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Where do you get the idea that she "doesn't believe in monarchy" when she married the eldest son of a reigning king, and has been photographed on more than one occasion in tiara, sash and full regalia?

And sorry, but spending millions on her birthday party is not something that makes her sound like she is trying to be close to the people!
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You can not compare Marie-Chantal of Greece, who does not represent any country, to Queen Rania, whose spouse is a reigning monarch. To the best of knowledge, Marie-Chantal of Greece spends her own trust-fund.
It was not a shrewd move on Queen Rania's part to start instagramming.
I don't think I was comparing Marie Chantal and Rania. I was just giving her (Marie Chantal) as an example. Also, I was quite confused by your post as you referred to Marie Chantal as Marie Chantal of Greece, and then said that she didn't represent any country. But, this is off-topic here.
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Marie Chantal of Greece is more of a courtesy title. It has been my understanding that Prince Pavlos of Greece is not too involved in Greece and its affairs. Furthermore, I do not think Prince Pavlos and his spouse were viewed as representatives of Greece at any events.
So Marie-Chantal of Greece's instagramming draws less criticisms/negativie attention than Queen Rania's one. Reigning royal houses must be very careful what they or their PR communicate via twitter, instagram, or facebook as their words/photos can be misconstrued or taken out of the context.
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