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Old 11-18-2005, 06:01 PM
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Her life changed forever in January 1993, when she attended a dinner party given by Abdullah's sister, Princess Aisha. "The minute Rania walked in, I knew it right there and then," says Abdullah. "It was love at first sight." His wife is more circumspect. "I knew he was KH's son and I was a bit wary of that," she says. "But I think he was quite interested, and he pursued it and it kind of happened." Five months later, the pair wed. "It was quick," says Rania, speaking in her flawless English. (Arabic is her first language). She says her own commoner's background allowed the romance to blossom naturally. "Nobody knew who I was, which was good."


How come they all fall in love the same way? When KH met QA it was at a dinner or a wedding party and when PA met Rym,it was love at first sight after seeing her at a dinner or a party as well and the same goes for Hamzah and Noor, they fell in love after meeting at family dinners and family gathering, well and Prince Faisal and P.Alia's story wasn't too different!
well...Isn't this too weird? it got me thinking for a moment,Sometimes I feel like I'm watching an American romantic Movie,lol,Which is sweet :P ehm


Please, can you tell me more about PA & PR love story??
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:10 PM
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The part where Rania mentions eating before they fast got me thinking, excuse my ignorance but I am not of her religion. My question is, what age do children start fasting? Surely not too young.

Rania sounds lovely, very down to earth.

Before she became Queen would she have lived a Royal like lifestyle, did King Abdullah have his own money? Just curious.
thats an very interesting question.
i thought they start with 13?!

hussein doesnt have this age already?---


to lil monkey: too much romantic - to believe its true^^
maybe they are all to lazy to think about a new story for themselve
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:41 PM
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Well, perhaps she does both but for People she handwrote a sheet of her diary in English. It's included in the article--an actual photograph of the diary written on a simple yellow legal pad! I thought it was quite interesting.:)

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could that be really true? It's amazing if it is. do u think she writes her Diary in Arabic or english?
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:48 PM
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The part where Rania mentions eating before they fast got me thinking, excuse my ignorance but I am not of her religion. My question is, what age do children start fasting? Surely not too young.

Rania sounds lovely, very down to earth.

Before she became Queen would she have lived a Royal like lifestyle, did King Abdullah have his own money? Just curious.
well,they start fasting at the age of ten,but if they are weak or can't fast it's ok untill they get well or become stronger.
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:49 PM
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to lil monkey: too much romantic - to believe its true^^
maybe they are all to lazy to think about a new story for themselve
No comment :o :p
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:50 PM
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Please, can you tell me more about PA & PR love story??
Sorry,I wish I knew the story,but I just have no Idea about it at all to be honest.
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:52 PM
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Well, perhaps she does both but for People she handwrote a sheet of her diary in English. It's included in the article--an actual photograph of the diary written on a simple yellow legal pad! I thought it was quite interesting.:)
Thank u MS,is there any chance that u can scan it and post it here please?
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:52 PM
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Perhaps this should go on the How Popular is Rania in Jordan thread but I spent the afternoon with a palestinian doctor who grew up in Jordan. I asked her about Queen Rania and she said she respects her and can relate to her as they are about the same age. Interestingly enough, she thought Queen Rania was most like Queen Alia because of similar backgrounds--and noted it seemed to her QR was looking to QA as a role model. She said the last time she was home, she had the opportunity to spend time with some friends, one of whom was a mutual friend of QR. She said the woman was fairly tight-lipped about QR but did mention she was a great cook--although she prefers KA's japanese cooking and said he was far more into multi-ethnic meals. She said the children are around a lot until bedtime, which is strictly observed and a house "rule." After they're in bed, the grown-ups "hang out, talk, laugh a lot" and QR and KA are "great hosts" with no staff hanging about. They're just "themselves, no airs." It was interesting to hear and made it seem to me what we see in the photos of the family is quite real.
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:34 PM
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I'll do my best although I do have someone else working on it too as my scanner is not operating properly.....One way or another, we'll get it up for you to read. It was interesting seeing QR's handwriting style, too. Not for any signficant reason but I like looking at how people write--particularly as my handwriting is so bad. I can't make out QN's for the life of me!!!! OK, I can see some of the words but it's hard. Jackie Kennedy's was half writing, half printing but full of flourishes. Just one of my interests......:)

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Thank u MS,is there any chance that u can scan it and post it here please?
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:46 PM
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I'll do my best although I do have someone else working on it too as my scanner is not operating properly.....One way or another, we'll get it up for you to read. It was interesting seeing QR's handwriting style, too. Not for any signficant reason but I like looking at how people write--particularly as my handwriting is so bad. I can't make out QN's for the life of me!!!! OK, I can see some of the words but it's hard. Jackie Kennedy's was half writing, half printing but full of flourishes. Just one of my interests......:)
Yea,I asked if u could scan it for me for the same reason,lol,I am curious to see her handwriting,It's an interest of mine too

Thank u MS for all :)
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:00 PM
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queen rania

I have a new pictures for queen rania from people magazin but I can not attach this pictures to queen rania thread i dont no why?
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:32 PM
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Perhaps this should go on the How Popular is Rania in Jordan thread but I spent the afternoon with a palestinian doctor who grew up in Jordan. I asked her about Queen Rania and she said she respects her and can relate to her as they are about the same age. Interestingly enough, she thought Queen Rania was most like Queen Alia because of similar backgrounds--and noted it seemed to her QR was looking to QA as a role model. She said the last time she was home, she had the opportunity to spend time with some friends, one of whom was a mutual friend of QR. She said the woman was fairly tight-lipped about QR but did mention she was a great cook--although she prefers KA's japanese cooking and said he was far more into multi-ethnic meals. She said the children are around a lot until bedtime, which is strictly observed and a house "rule." After they're in bed, the grown-ups "hang out, talk, laugh a lot" and QR and KA are "great hosts" with no staff hanging about. They're just "themselves, no airs." It was interesting to hear and made it seem to me what we see in the photos of the family is quite real.

thats a great anecdote. I dont find it surprising at all, from all the pictures I have seen of Queen Rania and King Abdullah sitting around in their kitchen with a group a friends or at a birthday party for one of the kids.
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a big thank you to maryshawn for the scans from People magazine.
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two of the new pictures from People. I thought I'd post them individually as well.
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Thanks Humera! You did a far better job than I could ever have done! The yellow legal sheet of paper on one of the pages is Queen Rania's journal notes.
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:25 PM
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Isn't it fascinating to see? It's like another small glimpse into a person..... It seems we both have an affinity for handwriting. Hope you can make out QR's handwriting OK!:)

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Yea,I asked if u could scan it for me for the same reason,lol,I am curious to see her handwriting,It's an interest of mine too

Thank u MS for all :)
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:34 PM
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I liked the anecdote, too. It was a pleasant surprise for a Friday afternoon.

Forgot to mention the only other thing the doctor said she'd heard. Their mutual friend said one of the women present was talking about cutting off her hair and Rania interjected "no, don't do it." She said longer hair allows you to have the best of all worlds as you can wear it up if you want it to look shorter. Then she said something about "with small children and any mom's schedule, it's so easy to pull back in a ponytail and still look OK." She said Iman and Salma love to play with her hair and her hair has been subjected to their "styling" sessions. I can easily see this happening. And it's another example of how much she loves being a mom and how well she gets along with her kids.......Very cute!!!!:) Then, KA said in mock-sadness "I just don't understand why they don't want to style my hair!" and laughed!
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Old 11-19-2005, 12:16 AM
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great story again maryshawn.
The part about the "styling sessions" is so cute and it reminds me of myself as a little girl. My mom has kept her hair really short since she got married so I could never play with her hair. But I remember playing with my aunt's hair, trying to style it, braid it. I think a lot of little girls enjoy that sort of thing.
Its so interesting to learn more about Queen Rania's personal life and how it is not very different from the rest of us.
She has always seemed so down-to-earth to me but Im surprised everytime I learn more about her life.
I think Rania not being born and brought up a royal must be such an advantage in that respect but then again I think she has a very affectionate nature which doesnt have anything to do with being royal-born or not.
We know of other women who've married into royalty and are not nearly as expressive and warm.
btw..your last post also explains why Queen Rania puts her hair up in ponytails so often, her busy schedule and lifestyle obviously account for that. Still she's lucky she can look good in them. Ponytails dont work for me.
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maryshawn I can't thank you enough it is great artical I like it

Humera thank you for working on these pictures and post it here ^_^
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I really enjoy sharing stories like these about Queen Rania--and King Abdullah, of course (I cracked up at his comment about "why does no one want to style my hair????!!! He's got such a wry, amusing wit!) What also has impressed me is that they have a close circle of friends from waaaay back--and continue to make sure those ties remain intact. Surely, these friends return this loyalty--as evidenced by the fact this one woman shared just a few anecdotes, the kind Queen Rania wouldn't mind being shared as they are the types of things one might comment on after a visit with any friend! I, too, am surpised when I hear about the "normalcy" of their lives--then think to myself "why am I surpised? This is entirely in keeping with what QR and KA have mentioned about their family life. Their mantra could be "we do our best to keep our family life simple and as normal as it can be." My daughter loves to play with my hair, too, so I could relate to that. I'm sure Rania has also walked about her house in some "interesting" hairdo's created by her daughters--laughing all the way! They are a model of family closeness, aren't they? It's marvelous to see/hear about.:)
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