Speeches, Orders, Diamonds and Gowns at Laeken For Jordan’s King and Queen

  May 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

Tonight the Belgian king and queen hosted a state banquet for king Abdullah II and queen Rania of Jordan at the palace of Laeken. Jordan’s king and queen both received the Leopold order while the king of Belgium wore the order of al-Hussein bin Ali.  Queen Mathilde received the Supreme Order of the Renaissance.

Queen Rania was dressed in a black and white dress, wearing a diamond bracelet as a bandeau in her hair. Queen Mathilde was sporting the base of the tiara of the nine provinces, a diamond and ruby bracelet and a new red gown. In his speech king Philippe paid tribute to ‘a great people and a befriended dynasty’ and referred to the mutual struggle of Belgium and Jordan against extremism.

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