Queen Rania and Ivanka Trump.
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Ivanka Trump allegedly met with Jordan's Queen Rania last week at the incoming First Family's palatial Trump Tower in New York, according to a weekend report by Vanity Fair.
The regal rendezvous Wednesday between the businesswoman daughter of US President-elect Donald Trump and the Middle Eastern monarch reportedly centered on the issue of women's rights.
The midday meeting with the Hashemite Kingdom's queen
consort was the latest in a string of high-profile convenings for Trump - whose gilded upbringing and subsequent success in business and as a former model have led the media to reference her as "American royalty."
A source familiar with the glamorous get-together told Vanity Fair
that Trump, a self-described champion of women's rights, vowed to the Jordanian royal family member that she will continue her advocacy of the matter after her father enters the White House on January 20.
Queen Rania, for her part, has been regarded as a leading voice in initiatives for females in the Arab-Muslim world.
While questions remain over the potentially active role Trump will have in her father's administration, she has recently landed meetings with high-ranking diplomats and decision-shapers such as Japanese Prime Minister Sinzo Abe, former US vice president Al Gore and business magnate Elon Musk.
Ivanka Trump saying that her father Donald Trump will work for all Americans on Feb. 21, 2016
Trump, who converted to Orthodox Judaism before marrying husband Jared Kushner in 2009, is reportedly expected to take on some of the duties that the first lady normally handles during her father's presidency
A federal nepotism law, which prevents public officials from hiring and promoting relatives, leaves the official details unclear.
Donald Trump's presidential campaign was marked by controversy in part over remarks he made about banning Muslim
s along with sexual harassment allegations and a scandal surrounding a 2005 video in which he is heard boasting of making physical contact with women without their consent.
In November, Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka, reportedly urged her father's team not to promote a campaign ad
she is featured in over fear that is would harm her personal brand.
According to the New York Times
, she appeared in a commercial aimed at garnering support from suburban women for her father's White House run with the intention of appealing to women who had recoiled from the brash real-estate mogul's scandals involving women and his use of salacious language.