She’s a passionate advocate for a child’s right to education, so naturally HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan was in a celebratory mood when her own daughter hit a milestone moment.
Princess Salma, the youngest daughter of the royal, this week graduated from high school, with the big day marked by her proud mother on social media. Her Majesty shared several images of the momentous occasion, showing her tenderly helping 17-year-old Princess Salma adjust her blue mortarboard and white satin sash.
“Will always treasure these moments,” Queen Rania captioned the photographs.
Princess Salma is the third of Queen Rania and His Majesty King Abdullah II’s four children; the royal couple also share Crown Prince Hussein, Princess Iman, and Prince Hashem.
It is not yet known where Princess Salma will continue her studies, however, her elder sibling Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Iman both moved to the United States to pursue degrees. The Crown Prince obtained a bachelor’s degree in international history at Washington’s Georgetown University in 2016, while Princess Iman is also expected to graduate from the same institution this year.
Crown Prince Hussein, who has since attended the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK, was even on hand to help his younger sister graduate from high school this week.
The siblings shared an elaborate handshake as Princess Salma walked onstage to collect her credentials, with her fellow students clapping and laughing.
Earlier in the week, HM Queen Rania posted a touching tribute to her daughter, sharing a precious throwback image of the young royal.
“It feels like just yesterday that you took your first steps, said your first word, left for your first day at school,” Her Majesty wrote.
“This week, you graduate, but you will always be my precious little Salma.”