Queen Rania of Jordan expressed her gratitude and joy as she celebrated her 53rd birthday on August 31st. The Queen took to Instagram to share glimpses of the celebrations, including the birthday decorations and a special lunch hosted by her loved ones. The entrance to the celebration was adorned with pastel-colored balloons and a banner, creating an inviting and festive atmosphere.
Among the photos shared by Queen Rania were snapshots from her birthday lunch, where she was seated next to her husband, King Abdullah II, and her daughter-in-law, Princess Rajwa. Princess Rajwa, who recently married Crown Prince Hussein in June, looked chic in a stylish jumpsuit from Zara. Queen Rania, dressed in a white cropped jacket paired with a knitted top and jeans, was seen warmly embracing the princess. It was a heartwarming moment capturing the closeness of their family.
In her Instagram post, Queen Rania expressed her gratitude, stating, “I thank my lucky stars for each and every one of you! Your Majesty, my family, and all the wonderful Jordanians out there, you have made me feel truly special.” The celebration was a testament to the love and admiration Queen Rania has garnered over the years.
Crown Prince Hussein also took the opportunity to honor his mother on her special day. He posted a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, sharing a picture from the birthday lunch. The Crown Prince wrote, “May God bless and protect you always, dear mother. Wishing you a happy birthday.” It is evident that Queen Rania’s children hold her in high regard and deeply appreciate her love and guidance.
Queen Rania’s birthday celebration comes after a year filled with personal milestones for the Jordan royal family. In March, Princess Iman, the second child of King Abdullah and Queen Rania, married Jameel Alexander “jimmy” Thermiótis. The royal wedding was a beautiful affair, with Princess Iman stunning in a long-sleeved A-line Dior gown and a diamond tiara by Chaumet.
May brought further reason for celebration as the Jordanian royals marked Prince Hashem’s high school graduation and Princess Salma’s graduation from the University of Southern California. Queen Rania proudly shared the moment with her followers on Instagram, writing, “Guys, can we slow down a bit? This mum needs to catch her breath! Another proud family moment at Hashem’s high school graduation today.” These milestones exemplify the dedication and commitment to education within the royal family.
In June, Jordan hosted a grand wedding and reception for Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Rajwa Al Saif. Royals from around the world, including the Prince and Princess of Wales and Princess Beatrice and her husband, attended the lavish celebration. Princess Rajwa was a vision of elegance, wearing a fitted gown with an asymmetric neckline by Elie Saab for the ceremony, and later changing into a Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda ballgown with intricate floral detailing.
The love story between King Abdullah II and Queen Rania began when they married on June 10, 1993, at Zahran Palace. King Abdullah ascended the throne on February 7, 1999, officially making Rania his queen. Their enduring love and support for one another are evident in their public appearances and the harmonious atmosphere within their family.
As Queen Rania celebrated her 53rd birthday, she was surrounded by the love of her family and friends. The joyous occasion was a reflection of the Queen’s warmth, grace, and dedication to her role as a royal and a mother. From colorful decorations to heartfelt tributes, the celebration was a testament to Queen Rania’s impact and the admiration she receives from those around her. As she enters another year of her remarkable life, Queen Rania continues to inspire and uplift not only the people of Jordan but individuals worldwide.