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Old 04-17-2004, 06:31 PM
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What is the problem with Queen Rania?

For years she was a "wonderful Queen","a symbol".For years people admired her "elegance", her "natural taste for fashion". nobody cared about the money she spent .But suddenly , this year, i have began to read criticisms about her.
What happened ?
Has the "most beautiful queen of the world" became a monster ? Or , have the medias suddenly fucussed on her tedancy to buy and buy...? and Why ?
What is going wrong now that didn't before ?

What is your opinion about this phenomenon?

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Old 04-17-2004, 07:52 PM
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That is an interesting question. I think the media has certainly focused on her "image" as a beautiful woman who must spend a fortune on clothes and jewels and accessories. I have read little of substance about Queen Rania's contributions to the people and her "work." She seems to spend a lot of time jetting around looking gorgeous and that's about it. Now, either the media are just focusing on one aspect of her or she has discovered she is a beautiful woman and is having more fun playing that up. Certainly, she has changed so much since her marriage when she was a pretty, demure young lady--her weight loss alone is so dramatic and amazing, appearance preoccupies a great deal of what she does and projects. It's too bad. I think her predecessors spent a lot more time with the people of Jordan than she does but, again, perhaps the media doesn't report the less exhiliarating aspects of her life. If she is indeed doing a lot to help the people, her press office is letting her down by not promoting that aspect of her life. We'll see; she, God willing, has a long reign ahead of her. Perhaps, with age, she will become more focused and less consumed by style.

Mary Shawn

Queen Rania is beautiful but my goodness she is so thin now. But lovely photos, thanks.

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Old 04-18-2004, 05:47 AM
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A similar thing happened with Diana and with Sarah Ferguson. For the first 2 or 3 years they could do no wrong. Sarah was billed as being a "breath of fresh air" into the royal family. We then saw it turn, drastically with Sarah, but more subtely with Diana and the press began to focus on what they wore, where they went for holidays etc.
Fortunately Rania has a husband who will support her until this blows over.
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Old 04-18-2004, 03:57 PM
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So, according to both of you, it is more a problem about medias and the way they focuss on QR than a problem with QR herself?

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Hmm...I have yet to see a negative article on Queen Rania in the media, at least in the west. As for the Arab media, it seems to me she is the darling of magazines such as Laha. The only negativity I have encountered in regards to Queen Rania is here on the internet in forums such as this one.
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:15 PM
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What do you think of Rania' hair? We always saw her with wonderful hair, I wonder if in these pictures it's the natural look ...
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:58 PM
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Here's the link to the conference: http://www.sofex.com.jo/SOFEX2004.htm
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Old 04-29-2004, 02:36 PM
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AMMAN, JORDAN: French Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie (L) talks to Jordan's Queen Rania during their meeting in Amman 26 April 2004. Alliot-Marie is on official visit to Jordan to attend the international conference and military trade fair. AFP PHOTO JACK GUEZ



Jordan's Queen Rania shakes hands with wellwishers as she takes part in an anti-terrorism protest which drew more than 250,000 people 29 April 2004 in Amman, following Jordan's disclosure it had foiled an attack that could have cost tens of thousands of lives. The demonstration was organised by trade unions and a number of political parties to condemn the suspected Al-Qaeda chemical bombing plot that Jordanian authorities announced earlier this week they had foiled.

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Old 04-29-2004, 05:23 PM
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What a different look for her! She looks great. Pathetic that this foiled attack really hasn't made the news here in the US. But what could the French Defense minister possibly have to say to her? I mean what was that meeting all about?
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MAY 3: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger ® talks with Jordan's King Abdullah II (L) at Abdullah's Al Barakeh palace May 3, 2004 in Amman, Jordan. Later the leaders had lunch together at the palace. (Photo by John Decker-Pool/Getty Images)



AMMAN, JORDAN - MAY 3: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger ® talks with Jordan's King Abdullah II (L) near the helipad at Abdullah's Al Barakeh palace May 3, 2004 in Amman, Jordan


AMMAN, JORDAN - MAY 3: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (2nd L) lunches with Jordan's King Abdullah II (2nd R) at Abdullah's Al Barakeh palace May 3, 2004 in Amman, Jordan. Joing the leaders are Paul Wachter (L) a close friend of Schwarzenegger, Pat Clarey (3rd L), Schwarzenegger's chief of staff; Jordan's Prince Ali (3rd R), and Samer Muasher (L), the Jordanian Royal Film commissioner. (Photo by John Decker-Pool/Getty Images)
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I cant undersatand how he meet with such a person and in amman? Schwarzenegger shows strong support to Israel to prepare himself to be the president of US .
He is unwelcomed to our beloved capital.
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:01 AM
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I cant undersatand how he meet with such a person and in amman? Schwarzenegger shows strong support to Israel to prepare himself to be the president of US .
He is unwelcomed to our beloved capital.
And Why you are surprised that he met someone (Schwarzenegger) who is supportive of Israel. Your country has relations with Israel anyway and your king paid a visit to Israel which was supposed to be secretive even to Jordanians. If it were not Israeli media who made that visit known, no one would have known about such visit.
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Originally posted by Laila@May 3rd, 2004 - 11:11 pm
I cant undersatand how he meet with such a person and in amman? Schwarzenegger shows strong support to Israel to prepare himself to be the president of US .
He is unwelcomed to our beloved capital.
He can't become president of the United States, as he isn't a US citizen by birth. Being born American is a pre-requisite for the top job.
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Old 05-04-2004, 12:11 PM
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I cant undersatand how he meet with such a person and in amman? * Schwarzenegger shows strong support to Israel to prepare himself to be the president of US .
He is unwelcomed to our beloved capital.

Schwarzenegger went to Jordan only after Arabs in California protested why he went to Israel (to open the Israeli branch of the Museum of Tolerance--which is a branch of a similar museum in Los Angeles, which will "focus on issues of human dignity and responsibility and seek to promote unity and respect among Jews and between people of all faiths" and to commemorate an Israeli company opening a branch in Los Angeles, which will provide jobs for several hundred Californians).

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"Tonight, as part of my first trip abroad as California Governor, my message to Israel is that California is open for business. We have the best educated workforce, the perfect climate and now we have a government that is making it easier for you to do business in California."

As evidence of the governor's commitment to helping companies around the world do business in California, he introduced five Israeli companies that will expand in the Golden State, resulting in the creation of more than 800 new jobs. "

http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/a...078&newsLang=en


I know that Israel has been trying to open factories and provide jobs in Jordan too, but since the Jordanians have forbidden most people from doing business with Israelis, well, you get the picture.

What was your reference to "such a person?" What are you angry about?
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Originally posted by Humble+May 4th, 2004 - 1:01 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Humble @ May 4th, 2004 - 1:01 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Laila@May 3rd, 2004 - 11:11 pm
I cant undersatand how he meet with such a person and in amman? &nbsp; Schwarzenegger shows strong support to Israel to prepare himself to be the president of US .
He is unwelcomed to our beloved capital.
And Why you are surprised that he met someone (Schwarzenegger) who is supportive of Israel. Your country has relations with Israel anyway and your king paid a visit to Israel which was supposed to be secretive even to Jordanians. If it were not Israeli media who made that visit known, no one would have known about such visit. [/b][/quote]
No, this was in the Jordan Times, and I am sure the Arab press in the US would have covered it, since it was Arab pressure that forced him to go to Amman.
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Old 05-04-2004, 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by Laila@May 3rd, 2004 - 11:11 pm
I cant undersatand how he meet with such a person and in amman? Schwarzenegger shows strong support to Israel to prepare himself to be the president of US .
He is unwelcomed to our beloved capital.
Hold on to your seat, because it turns out that he is friends with your king. Abdullah has even eaten at his home while in California.
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Originally posted by Bubbette+May 4th, 2004 - 10:12 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Bubbette &#064; May 4th, 2004 - 10:12 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
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I cant undersatand how he meet with such a person and in amman? * Schwarzenegger shows strong support to Israel to prepare himself to be the president of US .
He is unwelcomed to our beloved capital.

And Why you are surprised that he met someone (Schwarzenegger) who is supportive of Israel. Your country has relations with Israel anyway and your king paid a visit to Israel which was supposed to be secretive even to Jordanians. If it were not Israeli media who made that visit known, no one would have known about such visit.
No, this was in the Jordan Times, and I am sure the Arab press in the US would have covered it, since it was Arab pressure that forced him to go to Amman. [/b][/quote]
No Bubbette, Humble&#39;s right. And she was talking about the kings&#39; visit to israel and not about arnolds&#39; visit. The kings&#39; visit was supposed to be a secretive one- until the visit was reported on israeli television and radio, that sort-of forced the jordanian media to report it as well.
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Ah, thanks for the clarification&#33; But there is free press in Israel, so if he really wanted to keep it a secret, I guess it would have been better to hold it somewhere where the press only prints what the government allowed it. However, since the Jordan Times only prints what censors allows, you can&#39;t blame their publishing it on the Israeli press&#33;
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Yes. Good photos. That Arnold has one big head&#33; That is good. Fits his ego. :P
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I just remembered reading somewhere that King Abdullah was an extra on an episode of Star Treck. Maybe he&#39;s looking to get into acting for a bit. hehe.
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