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The Six Degrees of…George Clooney

George Clooney’s arrest for protesting against violence in Sudan has prompted Kipp to look out who might bail him out. Would Jordan’s Queen or Azerbaijan’s First Lady do it?

March 18, 2012 4:32 by

Queen Rania of Jordan

One of Queen Rania’s most documented visits to Azerbaijan was back in 2008, to meet with First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva. There are very small unconfirmed rumours that the two are close friends but their names are often spoken in the same breath when it comes to lists of the chicest First Ladies around the world.

With an active Twitter and Youtube account and a Facebook page to boot, Queen Rania is arguably the most overexposed female royalty in the Middle East. She has spoken at various conferences about Women’s Rights and about encouraging Entrepreneurship.

Prior to becoming royalty, Rania Al Yassin was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents, and she remains close to the Yassin family. Perhaps this closeness is what has led to some allegations of nepotism where the Yassin family have allegedly been gifted land from the government.

And once more it’s family connection that brings us to the fifth connection, which is this Princess…


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1 Comment

  1. Peter Moszynski on March 18, 2012 4:54 pm

    The crisis about which Clooney et al have been protesting is in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, not South Sudan, which became independent last July. The problem is that the Nuba have been left in the hands of northern Sudan, whose government has already committed genocide in Darfur.


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