Shilpa invites Queen of Jordan for T20 match

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 03, 2009 11:07 hrs

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty says Queen Rania of Jordan has accepted her invitation to watch a T20 cricket match between South Africa and Australia.

During her stay in Johannesburg, Shilpa got to meet the 39-year-old queen who was staying in the same hotel as her.

"While at the hotel I was staying in at Johannesburg, I got to know that Her Highness Queen Rania of Jordan was staying there too. I invited her for a match.

"Queen Rania was kind enough to accept the invitation I extended and join us in the president's box at the Wanderers stadium to watch her first ever T20 cricket match, South Africa vs Australia. Very sweetly she was trying to understand the game" Shilpa posted on her blog

Shilpa, who is completely in awe of the queen known for pushing more rights for women and children in Jordan, said that Queen Rania made her realise "the importance of charity".

"Every time I met her, respect for her just grew. Her radiance, her kindness left me spell bound. She made me realise the importance of charity and giving back to society. It really amazed me that a lady in her position is still so down to earth, her simplicity just amazed me. For me, she wasn't just the Queen of Jordan but the Queen of hearts."

Queen Rania is the wife of King Abdullah II.

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