HM Queen Rania does Oprah

HM Queen RaniaRania and OprahSeveral days ago, I got the chance to watch Her Majesty Queen Rania on Oprah and I have to say, that besides looking absolutely stunning, the Queen was dignified, very eloquent and managed to present Jordan to an American audience in the best way possible.

I truly enjoyed watching the scenes from Amman being played on US national TV from my apartment in the suburbs of DC. I also loved seeing a number of Jordanian women talk about their daily existence as Jordanian mothers. For me, the show provided a wonderful image of home, serving as a reminder for me personally of how much I love Jordan and how much I’m attached to it.

HM Queen Rania in Jordan The queen managed to present a wonderful portrait of the kingdom and its people as tolerant, educated and very hospitable. The audience was very animated and reacted well to what the queen was saying and to the footage played during the show. More shows similar to this are needed to deconstruct stereotypes and to build bridges of mutual understanding, tolerance and respect. Here is a link to Oprah’s info on the show. And here is a link to what Jordanian blogger Qwaider had to say about it.

10 Comments

  1. Darren May 19, 2006 at 11:30 am

    Dignified, eloquent and (if you’ll permit me), pretty hot.

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  2. basbooos May 19, 2006 at 2:33 pm

    yeey natasha..you beat me to it;) i saw the interview, it was amazing. Queen Rania gave a wonderful image about our country and Jordanian women, the aspects of their daily lives plus her opinons on different subjects including islam. I loved the 3 examples they gave of Jordanian women and how they live their daily life. It was all exactly how we need to promote ourselves to the American audience.

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  3. shy May 19, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    I second Darren, pretty hot! :p I think Queen Ranis has been on Oprah before also

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  4. natasha May 19, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    Yeah I think she appeared on Oprah right after the 9/11 attacks

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  5. Khalidah May 19, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    Wonderful!
    I really wish we could watch the show soon …
    Thank you for the link Natasha šŸ™‚

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  6. jareer May 19, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    How can one watch the whole interview?

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  7. Hal May 20, 2006 at 4:49 am

    3o2baal ma Oprah to invite us Jordanian female bloggers onto her show and label us as Women Changing the World! Now THAT would make me happy. Here’s to hoping!!!!!!!!

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  8. amal May 20, 2006 at 10:36 am

    very cool šŸ™‚ must have made you feel very proud ya shagfeh

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  9. Omar May 29, 2006 at 1:07 am

    this interview has clairafied a lot and has made me proud to be a Jordanian Citezen

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  10. Tin Teodoro September 1, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    It was at Oprah Show when I first saw Queen Rania. I adored her rightaway. Her wit, beauty, humbleness & sincerity to help others is truly admirable.
    Her philanthropic works were great! I just hope she will dig deeper in the vaccines issue. Many were aware that it causes brain damages especially to kids..
    but overall she’s an extraordinary lady.Keep it up. Im a big fan!

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