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Queen Noor of Jordan, 61, who, like the Duchess, married into royalty when she was in her twenties, said she hoped that "in time" the Duchess would be an "inspiration to young women – to help them understand the potential they have to contribute to their society and the rights and the legal rights they have." The Duchess has been named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine but so far has been cautious in her public speaking roles – speaking for the first time as a member of the royal family this March - 11 months after her wedding. The queen said that the Duchess "had already demonstrated an understanding of concept of public service to something larger than oneself".She said: "Over time there will be a range of issues that are UK issues to which I am sure she will contribute." Queen Noor, 61, who is speaking about women's legal rights at a conference in London next month, was born and brought up in America before she married her late husband King Hussein in 1978, when she was 26.Part of the work of the Noor Al Hussein Foundation, one of the non-profit NGOs founded by Queen Noor focused on human security challenges in Jordan and the region, is providing loans to micro-entrepreneurs (primarily women) to either start up home-based businesses such as food production, handicrafts and clothing outlets; or to expand their enterprises such as children's nurseries, carpentry workshops, Internet centres, pharmacies and export trading offices.Along with her work with the NHF, Queen Noor is the president of the United World Colleges movement and an advocate of the anti-nuclear weapons proliferation campaign, Global Zero."I could not help but feel like a useless accessory." Queen Noor said that it had become easier to "spread ideas" since the advent of social media.She is on Twitter and "manages the account myself".
She attended exclusive private schools including the National Cathedral School in Washington D."The primary danger to women’s advancement is not religious, but economic and social, although these motives often hide behind a religious veneer.What I have seen at the community level in my work in Jordan is that where economic development is accessible to communities; where men in those communities enjoy a greater sense of security and where they feel that women are not competing for the same jobs - they are more disposed to recognising the critical role women are needed to play in family and community welfare." Polls show that men’s support for women’s employment appears to depend not on religious beliefs, but on men’s employment, level of education, and a high score on their countries' human development index.When asked by the American press in the 1980s what it was like to have been one of the first women to study at Princeton, she replied: "An excellent preparation for living in the Arab world." She met King Hussein when she was working on development of the Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan, when she was 25 and married him the following year (Hussein’s third wife, Queen Alia, had died in a car crash).As a wedding present Hussein renamed her Noor al Hussein (Light of Hussein) and she dropped Lisa Halaby.