Before Queen Rania was married, she worked as a marketing employee at Apple in Amman, Jordan. She was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents and was raised in the West Bank. Queen Rania's father was a physician, and the family was forced to flee from Kuwait because of the first Gulf War of 1991. Queen Rania is well known for her charitable works in health, education and women's rights.
Queen Rania received a degree in business administration from the American University in Cairo and has also worked at Citibank. Her Royal Highness met Prince Abdullah II bin al-Hussein at a party thrown by Prince Abdullah's sister. The couple quickly fell in love and got engaged two months after they met. The couple married on June 10, 1993, and her husband was named king on Feb. 7, 1999.
As of 2015, the couple has four children, and their son Prince Hussein became heir to the throne in 2009. In 2005, Harpers & Queen magazine named Queen Rania as the third most beautiful woman in the world. Queen Rania has millions of followers on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and she aims to use her social media accounts to correct misconceptions about the Arab world.