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Rare Photo of Queen Rania of Jordan’s Mother Proves Ageless Beauty Runs in the Family

Queen Rania of Jordan, 52, shared a snap of her mother at Princess Iman’s pre-wedding Henna party.


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The radiant Queen Rania of Jordan is known for her ageless beauty. But, as a new photo reveals, she has her mother to thank for her impeccable genes.

The Jordanian queen, 52, shared a photograph of her mother, Ilham Yassin, on Instagram to mark Mother’s Day and it is difficult to believe the pair are more than a few years apart. Taken at Princess Iman of Jordan’s pre-wedding Henna party, the photograph features the bride with her mother, grandmother Ilham and a third woman, thought to be Rania’s sister. Sharing the image with her 8.1 million followers, Rania wrote: “Thank you for always reminding us of what is important in life… and today that is you!”

A royal wedding to remember: Princess Iman and Jameel Thermiotis. Photo: Getty

Queen Rania of Jordan stands proudly at the centre of the image with one arm around her mother and the other around her daughter. Princess Iman dazzles in an embellished gown by Jordanian designer Reema Dahbour, cinched with the Bruce Oldfield belt Queen Rania wore on her wedding day 30 years ago. The three other women are elegantly draped in creations in shades of deep red, gold, green and pink.

The Henna party was held days before Princess Iman, 26, wed Jameel Alexander Thermiotis in spectacular fashion. Resplendent in a white Dior gown, lace veil and twinkling Chaumet tiara, the 26-year-old looked every inch the fairytale princess as she arrived on the arm of her proud older brother, Crown Prince Hussein.

King Abdullah II, Princess Iman, Crown Prince Hussein and Queen Rania. Photo: Getty

Princess Iman and Thermiotis, who announced their engagement last summer, were married in a traditional ceremony at the Beit Al Urdun Palace in Amman (once famous in Britain as the venue where Prince William and Crown Prince Hussein watched football). As part of the service, the Iman laid out the terms of the marriage before the bride and groom signed the wedding contract, in the presence of three witnesses: the bride’s father, King Abdullah II, and two brothers, Crown Prince Hussein and Prince Hashem. The radiant couple also exchanged rings.

Also in attendance was the bride’s British-born paternal grandmother, Princess Muna al-Hussein.

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