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King Abdullah at the Sovereign's Parade, Sandhurst: August 11, 2006

Actually, the king and queen and their whole family are now in London on holiday so they haven't necessarily changed their plans.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:55 AM
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King Abdullah II & Queen Rania of Jordan attend the Passing Out Parade at Sandhurst Military Academy
August 11, 2006
Surrey, England, United Kingdom


Here's the link for pictures from Getty :
Sovereign's Parade At The Royal Military Academy

and here are some photos by Tim Graham/Corbis

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Old 08-11-2006, 11:00 AM
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Queen Rania looks very pretty today. I like her hairstyle.
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She doesn't look tired for once,I see that her holidays paied,but sorry,I won't agree for her style,look like a mess,diamond evening earrings with customs necklace and what's that thing on her hair?!It was a carnaval party?
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THey both look relaxed, but still look tired to me. Not crazy about the white band in her hair nor the earrings, but like the jacket. King looks great as usual.
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:54 PM
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The King looks great. Rania does seem to have a lot going on doesn't she? Maybe she forgot to bring another pair..I know I don't feel complete unless I am wearing earrings. And nix that headband!
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I agree, the headband looks a bit unusual. But its rare to see the Queen do a bit of experimentation so I dont mind it at all!
And she has been wearing those earrings very often since the beginning of this year, for both evening and day engagements, they must be a particular favourite of hers.
I guess it wont be too long before we see Prince Hussein at Sandhurst.
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King Abdullah is representing Queen Elizabeth II at the parade:


Prince William on parade before king of Jordan

LONDON (AFP) - Prince William and his fellow Army officer cadets have marched in the traditional Sovereign's Parade at the elite Sandhurst military academy before King Abdullah II of Jordan.

King Abdullah, a former Sandhurst cadet, stood in for Queen Elizabeth II at the end-of-term passing-out parade. AFP

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Old 08-11-2006, 02:56 PM
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This is a good article, with excerpts from King Abdullah's speech:

Royals line up for Sandhurst parade

Middle East royalty watched with pride today as their sons joined Prince William at the Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst.
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King Abdullah II of Jordan represented the Queen at the parade and took the salute of the Sandhurst recruits and also inspected the cadets.

He told them: "Although we are trained in the profession of arms never forget you are soldiers, not warriors. "And that armed conflict is always the worst and must be the very last way to settle disputes." Daily Mail
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Old 08-11-2006, 04:28 PM
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I love how Rania looks today. Very youthful and cute.
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She doesn't look tired for once,I see that her holidays paied,but sorry,I won't agree for her style,look like a mess,diamond evening earrings with customs necklace and what's that thing on her hair?!It was a carnaval party?
I agree TamaraKhan - she looks a mess and the headband!!!!!!! In addition at occasions like Passing Out Parades at Sandhurst, it is considered good etiquette to wear a hat, esp if your husband is taking the salute for HM Queen Elizabeth, who herself always wears a hat and appropriate outfits for the occasion - and before anyone contradicts, my father is a British Army Officer as was my grandfather and my brother and all 4 of my cousins and it was my first career choice so Ido know what I am talking about.

A more formal outfit was required, even Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al maktoum wore traditional formal robes and looked very appropriate.
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I agree TamaraKhan - she looks a mess and the headband!!!!!!! In addition at occasions like Passing Out Parades at Sandhurst, it is considered good etiquette to wear a hat, esp if your husband is taking the salute for HM Queen Elizabeth, who herself always wears a hat and appropriate outfits for the occasion - and before anyone contradicts, my father is a British Army Officer as was my grandfather and my brother and all 4 of my cousins and it was my first career choice so Ido know what I am talking about.

A more formal outfit was required, even Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al maktoum wore traditional formal robes and looked very appropriate.
Really? I didn't know that. Well, anyways, I have NEVER seen her wear ANY sort of a hat. Except a visor, and that is not a hat.
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Pictures from Abaca Press:
http://www.abacausa.com/ximagi/searc...nment_id=32237

and for those who speak spanish: an article from Hola.com:
http://www.hola.com/casasreales/2006...nia-guillermo/
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Is it usual to be represented by an other royal from an other royal family at SandhurstMilitary Academy Parade?because I am wondering why King Abdalah of Jordan represented Queen ElizabethII of Great Britain?!
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Is it usual to be represented by an other royal from an other royal family at SandhurstMilitary Academy Parade?because I am wondering why King Abdalah of Jordan represented Queen ElizabethII of Great Britain?!
It is an honour that HM Queen Elizabeth bestows sometimes on visiting royals and also members of her own family. For example Prince Charles has officiated and also the honour was accorded to Abdullah's father King Hussein.
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Oh thanks lizz70 for this information,didn't know that,and who are the royals from the other royal families (Not GB) to whom happened representing QEII at this parade?
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Oh thanks lizz70 for this information,didn't know that,and who are the royals from the other royal families (Not GB) to whom happened representing QEII at this parade?
Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah; King Hussein of Jordan (twice); King Olav of Norway; King Juan Carlos of Spain; Queen Margrethe of Denmark; The Grand Duke of Luxembourg; The Emir of Qatar and Sultan Qaboos of Oman. This rare honour is given to ex-cadets of Sandhurst who have become heads of states.
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Queen Margrethe of Denmark also was an ex-cadet of Sundhurst?
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Queen Margrethe of Denmark also was an ex-cadet of Sundhurst?
I think in her case it is an honorary thing but in addition to her roles in her own country, the Queen is also the Colonel-in-Chief of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires), an infantry regiment of the British Army, following a tradition in her family. She is related to QEII and as an army officer (honorary rank) and a royal, she is allowed to take the salute.

The position of a Royal Colonel or Colonel-in-Chief is an honorary appointment by tradition held by the Sovereign, members of the Royal Family, and by foreign monarchs. Such Colonels are kept informed of all major regimental or corps matters and consulted when decisions are needed on any matters of tradition, regimental procedure, etc. The regimen or corps concerned has the right of direct access.

Appointments are normally for life, and Royal Colonels will visit their regiment or corps and meet the senior officers when they are appointed. When a Royal Colonel dies, the post is not instantly or automatically re-filled.

There are other non-British Colonels: Queen Margrethe of Denmark is Colonel of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshire), whilst the former Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Grand Duke Jean, is Colonel of the Irish Guards.
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