Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, who calls herself a "mum and a wife with a really cool day job" spoke to "Good Morning America's" Diane Sawyer about her efforts to erase stereotypes, her love of social networking sites and her passion for education.
"At the moment, there's 75 million children who are out of school," she said. "To get them into school would cost about $11 billion a year.
"Now, that sounds like a lot of money. But let me put it into perspective. Americans spend that amount of money on their pets in three months. Europeans spend that amount of money on ice cream every year."
Queen Rania established an organization called 1Goal, which aims to provide education for every child in the world by 2015. She calls education a lifeline that gives children an opportunity to climb out of poverty.
Although the organization will likely not meet its goal by 2015, Queen Rania said she hopes to draw attention to the problem and spur leaders to act.
"I really feel that political will is born out of popular will," she said.
On her Twitter page, the queen once described education as "my shield, my sword and my olive branch."
"I'm sure all of your viewers, as well, we agonize over our kids' education," Queen Rania said. "Because we understand how important their education is for their future ... and we just need to realize that every parent feels that way toward their children. Every parent wants to give their children the chance at a better life."
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While many people in royal families might shy away from using social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook or YouTube, Queen Rania said she embraces it.
"It's difficult to make friends sometimes," she said. "And people are reluctant to speak their mind, because sometimes they feel they have to be formal or sometimes they feel like they don't want to be the bearers of bad news."
Web sites are places where she can connect with people to share "raw and natural and unedited" opinions, the queen said.
"It's a way for me to give people a window into my life," she said. "It's a great way for me to look into their lives and learn a lot."
The Internet is also a way for Rania to dispel stereotypes about Arabs and Muslims. She has nearly 850,000 followers on Twitter, and her YouTube channel has more than 22,000 subscribers. One of her goals is to foster communication and understanding in order to break down cultural barriers, she said.
Queen Rania answers questions and personally addresses issues in this video she posted on Facebook titled "Fact vs. Fiction."
But the queen also uses these sites to show her sense of humor. Upon accepting YouTube's Visionary Award for her work in breaking through stereotypes, the queen made a video spoof of David Letterman's Top 10 list.
"Well, tonight, I want to tell you the reasons why I launched my YouTube channel. No. 10, because I didn't have enough friends on Facebook," she said in the video, sitting at a desk looking into the camera and throwing her note cards in typical Letterman fashion. "No. 9 nine, because anything Queen Elizabeth can do, I can do better."
At the end of her video, Queen Rania said she started her own channel because "we are stronger when we listen and smarter when we share."
Click here to watch the YouTube video.