The Royals

From Commoner to Royalty: The Women Who Did It

From Queen Rania of Jordan to Sarah Ferguson, meet the royals who weren't born into privilege

RANIA AL YASSIN

Country: Jordan
Considered one of the most powerful women in the world, Queen Rania was on a career track (at Citibank and Apple) before marrying then Prince Abdullah II on June 10, 1993, after a five-month courtship. Since becoming Queen, the mother of four has stepped into the role of global ambassador for education and community empowerment, using social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to connect with her growing legion of supporters.