Rania's office gave a statement in response to the year end totals by that fashion blog, UFO No More.
From here: http://arabianroyalagency...t-from-queen-rania-office
STATEMENT FROM QUEEN RANIA OFFICE
"In accordance with the principle of transparency and the provision of the right information, we would like to highlight a subject that is occasionally circulated through social media sites and some media outlets.
At the beginning of each year, some foreign blogs publish estimates of the spending of clothing and fashion by members of the royal family around the world. We have also seen a number of inaccurate publications on social networking platforms about the cost of what Her Majesty is wearing during her daily activities.
Last year, the UFO No More estimates of Her Majesty’s spending on clothing were circulating in 2017. In view of their unrealistic and false assessments, we have asked the blog supervisors not to include Her Majesty in her annual reports.Over the years, there has been a lot of talk about Her Majesty’s spending on clothes until it has become the subject of controversy and discussion, Unfortunately, this sometimes came at the expense of much of Her Majesty’s efforts in various fields,Perhaps it would have been more useful for our Office to clarify this issue directly and explicitly throughout those years.
Therefore, and in recognition of Her Majesty’s interest in making the facts accessible to all to build their thoughts and opinions on them - positive or negative - we have decided to clarify some details on this subject. With Her Majesty the Queen seeking to represent Jordan properly, she is keen to balance this and moderate spending. The vast majority of Her Majesty’s clothes are either borrowed by fashion houses, offered as gifts, or bought at reduced preferential prices, while blogs rely solely on “market value” for clothes, creating a false impression of reality.
Some may deplore the principle of “Loaning” But it is a common practice globally and common among fashion houses as a way to highlight their designs. Some may deplore the fact that a person of Her Majesty’s status accepts the principle of “Loaning”, but we do not advertise or promote fashion Houses on any of Her Majesty’s pages on social networking platforms, unless the designs are Jordanian. The focus on clothing and spending leaders’s Wives in many countries and accusing them of waste - whether right or wrong, not new, It has been used as a historical political tool. Today, we see some in Jordan adopting this approach to portray Her Majesty the Queen as far from reality, far from the truth.So they may reject this clarification and question it in principle, in an effort to build a false public opinion.
Her Majesty is aware of the criticisms that are being circulated, Her Majesty previously Confirmed That criticism is an integral part of the public work and that it is with responsible criticism and respects it and always takes it seriously and responds to it.But today we find not only criticism, but to the extent of fabrication of information and resort to the method of ridicule and mockery in a way that is contrary to the values of our Jordanian society
We realize that this explanation may be out of the ordinary, but in the absence of facts spread rumors and false information and accumulate false impressions, so we put these hands in these details and leave you free to deal with."
I don't follow the Jordanian royals for personal reasons but I found this statement to be odd. Rania is basically saying that she doesn't spend a lot of money but rather uses her position as Queen to get gifts and loans...so, how is that any better? Gifts and loans still don't make up for the fact that her wardrobe could feed and clothe hundreds, if not thousands struggling in the country? Or fund proper programs to stop the violation of human rights in the country. It's just not a good look.