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The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived in Jordan earlier today to attend the Royal wedding of Crown Prince Al Hussein and Rajwa Khaled at Zahran Palace. After much speculation about the RAF aircraft that landed in Amman earlier in the evening, we finally have a glimpse of The Royal couple.
F900 – G-ZAHS – RRF06
RAF positioning flight to RAF Marham.
ACARS has a flight plan to Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan departing Marham at 10:30.
As airspace has been NOTAM’d, looks like Royal rather than ministerial, not sure which Royal. pic.twitter.com/zdMv47CGWb
— Jack Doyle (@jdoyle597) May 31, 2023
In the evening an RAF Aircraft left from RAF Marham and since then there have been speculations going on about the passengers it was carrying. There was no confirmation from Buckingham Palace or Kensington Palace about who will be attending the Jordan Royal wedding. My guess was it would be The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh but I am so happy to see William and Catherine stepping up and attending a Foreign Royal event.
The couple was seen arriving at St Regis Amman – 5 Star Luxury hotel in Amman. Embracing the sophistication and timeless heritage of the world-famous St. Regis New York, The St. Regis Amman, is an established luxury hotel in Jordan’s capital city. Showcasing a 5th Circle location in the district of Abdoun, it’s moments away from noteworthy attractions in Amman. I believe St Regis is the couple’s headquarters for the visit.
Looking closely at the video clip, it seems The Princess of Wales might be wearing the same outfit that she wore when she arrived in Boston with a white top this time. An Alexander McQueen suit in purple.
It is not clear yet whether they brought their three children with them or not. My guess is yes as George, Charlotte and Louis are on school break until June 05th.
Jordan is not a new place for The Prince and Princess of Wales. Catherine spent three years of her childhood in Amman when her father was posted in Jordan. The Prince of Wales undertook a solo official visit to the country in 2016.
In 2021, during the fall term school break, The Prince and Princess took their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to Jordan for a family break. They released a picture from that vacation in 2021 as their Christmas Card.
We can expect a Tiara appearance from the Princess at the Jordan Royal Wedding Banquet. The Jordan King and Queen will be hosting two receptions after the wedding of Crown Prince Al Hussein and Rajwa Khaled Al Saif at the Al Husseiniya Palace – first a black-tie reception and then a wedding banquet where the dress code is set to be a white-tie. So far we have seen The Princess of Wales wearing three tiaras since her wedding.
Catherine first wore Cartier Halo Tiara at her wedding in April 2011. Designed by Cartier in 1936 the diamond ‘halo’ tiara formed as a band of 16 graduated scrolls is set with 739 brilliants and 149 baton diamonds, each scroll divided by a graduated brilliant and with a large brilliant at the centre. Read more here.
The Princess of Wales, Catherine’s second tiara of Royal life was Lotus Flower (Papyrus) Tiara. She wore it at her first Diplomatic Reception in December 2013. The tiara was originally owned by Queen Mother Elizabeth. The Tiara features a lotus flower topped with diamond arches and pearls. More details on the Tiara are here.
Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara is The Princess of Wales’s go-to tiara. Debuted in December 2015, the tiara originated in 1913, when Queen Mary commissioned Garrard & Co. to make a copy of the original Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara owned by her grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, using her own diamonds and pearls. French in its neo-classical design, the tiara has 19 oriental pearls suspended from lover’s knot bows each centred with a large brilliant.