As Jordanians market their country’s 75th Independence Day on Tuesday, May 25, the royal family came together at a special ceremony at Raghadan Palace. Attended by HM Queen Rania, HM King Abdullah, and HRH Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Salma, the event saw 140 Jordanians who ‘participated in building the nation and its institutions’, awarded with centennial medals by the King.
For the occasion, Queen Rania was dressed in an elegant ensemble courtesy of Arab designers. Her back embroidered kaftan with olive green accents was paired with accessories of the same color. Held in Queen Rania’s hands was the Lotus clutch by Egyptian handbag label Nuniz. Helmed by designer Nadia Zarkani, the brand is known for its handcrafted pieces made in Cairo and counts actor Hend Sabri among its fans.
Once again championing one of her favorite designers, Queen Rania wrote a pair of Olive Green Suede Lorenzo 105 Heels by Jannifer Chamadi. The Lebanese creative’s eponymous and royal – approved label has also been spotted on Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. ‘Seeing Queen Rania in my shoes is always an incredible moment’, shared Chamadi with us. ‘When designing, women like Queen Rania are always front of mind – women on mission who work to lift up and empower other women around them. It is always an honor to have these amazing women wearing my shoes and as a working mother, it fills me with pride for my daughters to see such a role model in my designs’.
Besides her philanthropic work, the Queen is known for her timeless sense of style which often highlights regional designers.