Queen Rania of Jordan's bombshell confession: 'I had moments of doubt'

QUEEN RANIA of Jordan admitted she had had doubts over her ability to be a royal in heartbreaking interview footage.

PUBLISHED: 09:55, Fri, Oct 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:39, Fri, Oct 16, 2020

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Jordan's royal couple have ruled over the country since 1999. King Abdullah II and Rania, Queen consort of Jordan, have been noted as particularly unique in the world of royalty. Unlike other royal families, like Britain's Windsors, Abdullah and Rania have actively engaged in global political discourse.

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Abdullah has several times mentioned his being keen to modernise Jordan and thus the Middle East in pitting women as equals to men despite cultural differences.

Meanwhile, Rania has appeared at multiple global forums discussing pressing issues.

She has particularly focused on the Israel-Palestine conflict; Rania herself is Palestinian.

Queen Rania: Jordan's Queen revealed how she had had doubts over her own capabilities early onQueen Rania: Jordan's Queen revealed how she had had doubts over her own capabilities early on (Image: GETTY)

Royal family: Rania has been Jordan's queen for 21 yearsRoyal family: Rania has been Jordan's queen for 21 years (Image: GETTY)

Despite her being well-placed in royal and political life, during a 2001 '60 Minutes Australia' interview, Rania admitted that she often felt she wasn't up to the job.

She explained: "I always had moments of doubts.

"I think that's healthy because feeling over-confident can be a very dangerous thing.

"You have to push yourself.

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Royal wedding: Rania and Abdullah pictured at their wedding in 1993Royal : Rania and Abdullah pictured at their in 1993 (Image: GETTY)

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