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Old 11-19-2005, 02:02 PM
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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!)
It makes me think of the story JFK had when he and Jackie and Lyndon Johnson and his wife were on a trip together somewhere in the States. There was a press conference and JFK said, "Everybody always wants to know what Jackie will wear. How come nobody wants to know what Lyndon and I will wear?" :p
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Oh, thank you, Alexandria!!! I'd forgotten about JFKs quote about this. He had such an amusing wit, too. I once saw a video of outtakes of press conferences and he dealt with questions with such ease and humor! That was a classic! :)

quote=Alexandria]It makes me think of the story JFK had when he and Jackie and Lyndon Johnson and his wife were on a trip together somewhere in the States. There was a press conference and JFK said, "Everybody always wants to know what Jackie will wear. How come nobody wants to know what Lyndon and I will wear?" :p[/quote]
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Old 11-19-2005, 04:23 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!:)
Yea think u soo much for the scans,ur the best!
THe handwriting is interesting...but what I loved so much,is the view from her office,look at it,I didn't think Amman looks that lovely,it is Amman,isn't it?:o :p
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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!
LOL this is very cute :p
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Old 11-19-2005, 04:33 PM
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I 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!
well,I guess whether Royalty or not friends are meant to keep each others' secrets,but in this case when ur dealing with sm1 famous,U should count to ten before saying anything to strangers about their personal life,not everything can be said I guess,smtimes some people use those "so called insiders' news" to hurt those famous people or maybe make a big deal out of it and twist the facts,I think it gets harder when dealing with Royalty,cuz it can cause serious trouble...well,at least I THINK it's harder dealing with them,I never dealt with a royalty,so I am only assuming,LOL. (Typical me,I guess,I always assume things happen,:o )
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Old 11-19-2005, 06:57 PM
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It is Amman she's looking at from her palace office at their new home. Thanks for pointing it out. I saw it and also thought this is so lovely! They must be up on a hill or ridge overlooking the city......I would guess.

Humera did a great job of getting the scans looking great and posted! I appreciate it very much!:)

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Yea think u soo much for the scans,ur the best!
THe handwriting is interesting...but what I loved so much,is the view from her office,look at it,I didn't think Amman looks that lovely,it is Amman,isn't it?:o :p
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Old 11-20-2005, 05:06 AM
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I have a question: are you sure that this is rania's real hndwriting... because i have the feeling these are just printing letters on a yellow paper which are different from the ones used for the article, but in no way rania's handwriting
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It is Amman she's looking at from her palace office at their new home. Thanks for pointing it out. I saw it and also thought this is so lovely! They must be up on a hill or ridge overlooking the city......I would guess.

Humera did a great job of getting the scans looking great and posted! I appreciate it very much!:)
And Many thanks yo Humera aswell :)
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Old 11-20-2005, 01:46 PM
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Jordan's Queen Rania speaks to a group of Jordanian and international students at the 4th annual session of the Amman Model United Nations (AMMUN) in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005. The conference discuss the key role of youth in addressing the global challenge of terrorism and extremist ideology. POLFOTO
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QR joins group of Jordanian and international students.
http://www.petranews.gov.jo/nepras/2...v/20/2906I.jpg
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At Getty Images there is a series of photos with the following title:

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LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 19: Women For Women International Honoring Queen Rania of Jordan at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
There are photos of Zainab Salbi, President and Founder of Women for Women International, and actresses such as Melissa Fitzgerald, Roma Maffia, and Joely Richardson in attendance.

I have not seen any pictures of Rania however. Does anyone know anything about this event and who the previous recipients or honourees of this event are?

Here are the related links at Getty for the image series:
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:22 PM
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Alexandria I posted info. about this event on page 3,
King Abdullah & Queen Rania- Current News & Photos XI
unfortunately because of the attacks in Amman QR had to cancel her trip and couldnt attend this event along with the John Paul II legacy dinner.

This was the first annual Women of the World Awards Gala so Queen Rania is the first to receive the award. She is the organization's global ambassador.
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:35 PM
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Jordan's Queen Rania speaks at a student debate on terrorism in Amman November 20, 2005. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
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Alexandria I posted info. about this event on page 3,
King Abdullah & Queen Rania- Current News & Photos XI
unfortunately because of the attacks in Amman QR had to cancel her trip and couldnt attend this event along with the John Paul II legacy dinner.

This was the first annual Women of the World Awards Gala so Queen Rania is the first to receive the award. She is the organization's global ambassador.
Thanks Humera; I must've missed your original post.

It's nice however that they still honoured Rania even though she could not attend. I'm sure Rania appreciated such an honour and the terrorist incident is evidence of what a "woman of the world" Rania is! :)
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Thank you for all the photos and information everybody, especially Humera and cute_girl.

PS- I love your avatar, Humera.
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King Meets Bahraini Crown Prince</STRONG>
Pet0798 4 0206 King Meets Bahraini Crown Prince Amman, Nov. 20 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II met on Sunday with Bahraini Crown Prince, Prince Selman Ben Hamad Al Khalifa, who arrived in Jordan on Saturday. Prince Selman expressed condemnation over the terrorist attacks, reiterating his country's support for Jordan in this time. King Abdullah expressed thanks for the brotherly stands of Bahrain, hailing the stands of His Majesty King Hamad Ben Eisa Al Khalifa of Bahrain towards Jordan. His Majesty reiterated that Islam will beat terrorists, who try to distort the tolerant image of Islam, calling for greater Arab and international cooperation in war against terrorists. Prince Selman, who departed Amman, was seen off at the airport by His Majesty the King and HRH Prince Ali Ben Al Hussein. //Petra// 201731 Local NOV 2005 
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King Congratulates President of Lebanon</STRONG>
Pet0847 4 0117 King Congratulates President of Lebanon For Papers Use Only..................... Amman, Nov. 21 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday sent a cable to President Emile Lahoud of Lebanon congratulating him in his name and on behalf of the Jordanian people and government on the occasion of his country's Independence Day. King Abdullah wished President Lahoud continued good health and happiness and the people of Lebanon further progress and prosperity. //Petra// 211705 Local NOV 2005 
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you're welcome Little_star, I love your avatar too, very cute:)

Queen Rania speaks to youth

AMMAN (JT) — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Sunday joined a group of Jordanian and international students for the 4th annual session of the Amman Model United Nations (AMMUN) Conference to discuss the key role of youth in addressing the global challenges of terrorism and extremism.

This year's conference was scheduled to include over 20 schools from Jordan and around the world. Due to the bombings in Amman earlier this month, however, several countries cancelled their participation.

http://www.jordantimes.com/mon/homenews/homenews2.htm
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I was surprised to read this in KA's profile on his website:

"He had also assumed the position of Crown Prince at birth by a Royal Decree until April 1st, 1965"
http://www.kingabdullah.jo/main.php?...0&lang_hmka1=1

I didnt know about this until now. I had assumed that Prince Hassan had been Crown Prince from the beginning (ie, since before Prince Abdullah's birth)
Its quite interesting. Prince Abdullah was Crown Prince for the first 3 years of his life. KH must've always had Abdullah in mind as CP but politically and security-wise it wouldn't have been easy to have someone so young in that position at that time and so Prince Hassan had to take over the role from his nephew. Im actually surprised that he remained CP for the next 30 years or so and Prince Abdullah didnt assume the role as soon as he was of age. But KH's marriages to Queen Alia and then Noor might, in part, explain the delay. Naturally the two women would've wanted their sons to be proclaimed CP.
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newe.....

:) :) ....the Duke of luxembourg arrive to amman ......:) :)
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