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HELLO! exclusive: Intimate look back with Queen Rania ahead of dual celebrations

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In this week's issue of HELLO! - number 1076 - Rania of Jordan gives a world exclusive interview about her role as queen, wife and mother, to mark the 10th anniversary of her and King Abdullah's joint coronation 

08 JUNE 2009

June is an important month for Jordan's beautiful Queen Rania. On Tuesday, June 9, the mum-of-four and her husband King Abdullah II celebrate a decade having passed since their coronation, swiftly followed by another, even more personal, occasion the next day – their 16th wedding anniversary. And in a world exclusive interview with HELLO! magazine this week the dazzling royal reflects on life so far.

"I have a much more positive outlook on life than I did ten years ago," she admits. "I've learned to take things a little more easily, to be a little more forgiving of myself." And in photo-packed issue number 1076, she goes on to address both her role as a mum and royal.

Sipping camomile tea in her office in the Royal Hashemite Court building, Rania opens up on everything from her 47-year-old husband, whom she first met at a dinner party in 1993, and the subsequent success of their marriage – "we view each other as partners, confidantes and sounding boards" – through to her passion for tackling difficult issues like child abuse.

She also talks about her beloved family - Princes Hussein, 14 and Hashem, four, and her two girls, Princesses Iman, who's 12, and eight-year-old Salma - and the husband she describes as a "dream dad".

Also in this week's issue you'll find out who topped our Most Stylish poll and why Prince Harry is the royal family's new secret weapon. 

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