Jordan’s Queen Rania concerned for health of ‘strong’ UK monarch

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The Duchess of Cornwall with Queen Rania Al-Abdullah (Tim Rooke/PA) (PA Wire)
The Duchess of Cornwall with Queen Rania Al-Abdullah (Tim Rooke/PA) (PA Wire)

Queen Rania of Jordan has voiced her concerns for Britain’s head of state but said the UK monarch is a “strong woman”, as she hosted the Duchess of Cornwall.

Rania spoke about the Queen’s health after a sprained back forced her to cancel a much-anticipated appearance at the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph.

Camilla was treated to an electrifying tour of Jordan’s capital Amman by Queen Rania, who drove her guest in a top of the range Tesla.

Queen Rania driving Camilla to an event (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA) (PA Wire)
Queen Rania driving Camilla to an event (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA) (PA Wire)

The two royal women enjoyed a 30-minute journey in the electric £90,000 Model X P90D, cruising across the capital city with a police escort to visit a children’s centre established in the Queen’s name.

Afterwards Rania, who is married to Jordan’s ruling monarch King Abdullah II, was asked by ITV News about the Queen, who is only carrying out desk duties after being advised to rest by her doctors.

She replied: “We’re always concerned for her health, but she is a strong woman and even at this age is very active.”

Camilla and Rania during a visit to the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre in Amman (Tim Rooke/PA) (PA Wire)
Camilla and Rania during a visit to the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre in Amman (Tim Rooke/PA) (PA Wire)

Rania said the Queen is “somebody I look up to personally” and a “symbol of what it means to be a true figurehead and stateswoman and just giving inspiration to the rest of the world”.

Jordan and the UK have close ties, with the two royal houses enjoying a warm relationship, and the Prince of Wales has been friends with successive generations of Jordanian rulers.

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