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Open Post – Swedish State Visit to Jordan (Updated Day 3)

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will pay a State Visit to Jordan on 15–17 November, at the invitation of His Majesty King Abdullah II.

Swedish Government website

We don’t have much information on this visit, so be patient with us while we wing it! The Swedish royal website has a page that they have updated with some excellent photos (I want to visit Jordan now), so if we don’t have something head there for the latest.

Tuesday, November 15

The Swedish King and Queen were greeted at an official welcoming ceremony at Al Husseiniya Palace. Their Majesties, King Abdullah and Queen Rania were accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein.

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Ah, it’s good to be Kings, isn’t it? Or, failing that, a Crown Prince!

The two Queens visited the Queen Rania Center. The Center focuses on empowering women and children and alleviating poverty. I don’t have identifications on any clothing yet. Queen Silvia has been leaning heavily into the Georg & Arend side of her closet lately, but I am not convinced that this bright number is their work. Queen Rania is beautiful as always, but I can’t help wish that her coat were just a little looser and longer.

At some point during the day, Queen Silvia decided to lose her hat. She and King Carl Gustaf also attended the inauguration of the Swedish Dialogue Institute.

There haven’t been tiara state banquest in Jordan in a couple of decades, and this evening state banquet was not an exception. The men were in business suits and the Queens wore lovely gowns. Rania doesn’t repeat a lot of clothes but for some reason her dress is familiar to me. Silvia continues her trend toward structured eveningwear, and I must say I enjoy it. Our Baguette Mrs. D. says she detects some hair bling, too.

Wednesday, November 16

While the King and Prime Minister BillstrΓΆm began the second day of the state visit by attending a business seminar arranged by Business Sweden, whilethe Queen visited the Al Hussein Society, where she was received by, among others, Princess Majda. If you feel the Queen was perhaps a bit too bright yesterday, you will appreciate this neutral suit.

In the afternoon, the King and Queen visited As-Salt, an old salt trading town, which since 2021 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sils very wisely changed her footwear to something flat and practical.

In the evening, the Swedish King and Queen hosted a reception at the Ritz-Carlton. The Queen continues to dial back the colors with each event, this evening wearing shades of silver/grey and the famous Swedish “epaulette” earrings.

Thursday, November 17

Silvia stuck with businesslike attire for the final day of the visit. The royal couple arrived at the Zaatari refugee camp together with State Secretary Diana Janse. Zaatari was established in 2012 and is the largest refugee camp in the Middle East.


Photos and news can be slow coming out of the Jordanian court, so please feel free to add any information you come across in the comments.