Queen Rania wore Dior as she welcomed Prince Charles & Camilla to Jordan

Royal Tour of the Middle East - Day 1

On Tuesday, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania formally welcomed the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman. Charles and Camilla left the UK on Monday and it doesn’t take *that* long to fly from the UK to Jordan, so my guess is that Chaz and Cammy arrived in Jordan on Monday evening and they got to rest overnight before their tour really began. Plus, royal reporters always say that Camilla doesn’t travel as well as Charles and she often needs more time to adjust, so it’s quite likely Camilla arrived in Jordan a day early to really acclimate herself.

Did you guys know that Rania is 51 years old? Bonkers. Good genes, she takes care of herself… and maybe a little bit of plastic surgery? I’m just saying, I didn’t recognize her at first. Rania wore a Dior coatdress and Dior heels – I love the gold belt, it’s flashy without being gauche. I have to say this about Camilla… I actually do appreciate the fact that she looks her age. She hasn’t gotten a facelift, no little nips and tucks. She looks like what she is, an old wine bag. I also appreciate Camilla’s blousy, boozehound style. She generally looks comfortable and like she doesn’t care that she’s standing next to one of the most glamorous royal women in the world.

Crown Prince Hussein joined his parents in greeting Charles and Camilla. I had to look it up – Hussein is 27 years old! He’s cute and he’s a Georgetown graduate. I don’t think he’s married? He’s on Instagram!!

Royal Tour of the Middle East - Day 1

Royal Tour of the Middle East - Day 1

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the Al Husseinnlya Palace, Amman, Jordan and are officially welcomed by King Abdullah II and Queen Rania

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Instar Images.

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  1. Noki says:

    Am I the only one who gets a kick out of seeing the more famous royals of the world have to bow/curtsy to other royals with higher ranks. I must say Princess Anne always seems humble enough to do it.

    • Basi says:

      @noki I am here for it too!
      I can’t help but wonder what’s going thru Queen Ranias mind. You know she knows these people are racist. Queen Rania is elegant, glamorous, stunning…and not white.

    • Mac says:

      Bowing before an autocrat with a poor human rights record doesn’t give me a kick. I find it alarming.

      • The Truth Piper says:


        Despite Queen Rania’s alleged glamor, she’s married to an Authoritarian King who used the COVID Pandemic to destroy the small amount of freedom the Arab country once had — including Abdullah’s criminalization of sharing news that would “cause panic” about the pandemic in the media or online with a penalty of up to three years in prison.

        What defines “news that would cause panic” remains a mystery.

        Plus, Jordanian women STILL need the permission of a male guardian to marry, and marriages between Muslim women and non-Muslim men are not recognized.

        Beauty is only skin deep. I’ll take “blousy, boozehound style, looks her age” Camilla any day over Fascist Rania.

        Dior, Schmor. A pleasing appearance is NOT a guide to a person’s character. It’s a shame the world has become so superficial it fails to see the TRUTH that stares it in the face.

      • GraceB says:

        In terms of human rights, Jordan does marginally better than the rest of the Middle East, but that isn’t me making excuses for them.

        I don’t think you can box things like the rules around muslim marriage into the same argument that the country is terrible, because that comes down to a cultural difference.

        However, King Abdullah has recently been called out a lot for his dealings. The control over the media is something else. The corruption certainly seems to run deep.

      • The Truth Piper says:

        I was simply stating that Jordan is an Authoritarian Regime that’s becoming even more corrupt and oppressive under Abdullah.

        The fact that Jordanian women STILL need the permission of a male guardian to marry ANY man is repressive and more than a cultural difference.

        While Jordan is marginally better than most of the Middle East, the Arab country still has a poor human rights record.

  2. Alexandria says:

    Uh Rania looks different.

  3. swirlmamad says:

    Funny thing is, if Kate styled her coatdresses the way Queen Rania has here, she’d look SO much better (and age-appropriate). I like this outfit — way to make a coatdress look stylish and fresh!

  4. Becks1 says:

    Queen Rania looks great. She just has a great sense of style, so she can wear a coatdress without looking stuffy like some other royals (cough).

    I do appreciate that Camilla is just Camilla. Her dresses are all the same style, her hair has been the same for decades, she’s not worried about having some wrinkles or not looking like she did 40 years ago.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Rania has great style because she wears clothes very well and know exactly what clothes to wear.

      IMAO, have of the effort with style is knowing what looks good on you and then having those clothes perfectly tailored for a perfect fit.

      • Haya says:

        Even though I live in the UK, Jordan is my home country. Queen Rania is extremely problematic because Jordan is a poor country, filled with corruption, and QR is very flashy. She does not dress appropriately for the country she represents. Also she herself has been accused of appropriating funds in order to fund her lifestyle.

        Let’s also not forget the Pandora papers recently and the way in which this family finds their lifestyle.

        I know everyone loves to hate on the British royals, but the Hashemites would give them a run for their money when it comes to shady dealings, any day!

      • Becks1 says:

        Thanks for the extra info – but just to clarify that thinking she dresses well isn’t necessarily praise on her as a person. Kind of like when I think Kate looks nice sometimes – she’s still a garbage person. I also kind of think if you dive into any royal family, you’re going to find shady dealings, but a comparison chart could be helpful sometimes lol.

    • josephine says:

      I was thinking that Camilla’s hair looked really nice. But that dress – that just does not seem appropriate for the ocassion, and I’m guessing she’ll just get a pass with the British press because she’s white and a doormat.

    • Chicago says:

      @Haya – you just answered a question I haven’t asked. QR is always dressed in the latest fashion creations by the top designers. I always wondered about how she is perceived at home given the state of things at Jordan. Also, she fairly recently had started getting massive amounts of Botox injections, hence she is not easily recognizable.

  5. Amy Bee says:

    I shouldn’t know these things, but I saw it on twitter, Charles and Camilla left for Jordan on Sunday evening but only arrived on Tuesday. That means they made a stop somewhere before reaching Amman. As for Camilla, no face lift but she’s over 70 and still blond.

    • Monica says:

      I get the impression that Charles just loves her hair that way. She’s never changed it.

      • Noki says:

        Do they ever really change their hairstyles? From the Queen,Anne,Kate ,Camilla..they never veer off to anything different from their original styling. There must be a clause somewhere to not go to drastic

    • Mac says:

      Amman is a four plane ride and two hour time difference from London. I don’t buy Camilla needed time to acclimate. They definitely stopped somewhere along the way.

    • Nic919 says:

      Camilla supposedly has vertigo which would seriously affect her ability to travel. And she’s in her mid 70s so it takes longer to recover from things.

      Really if the Cambridges weren’t such useless tools it should be them doing all this travel, but they remain hidden away only showing up for gala events in London.

  6. Sofia says:

    I like Rania’s fashion. I think she can dress very well. And from what I’ve seen, she’s very confident and articulate and can really hold her own against diplomats and she’s very passionate about things like women rights and challenging the perception of Muslims (particularly women). And she’s very good at speaking out about those.

    But she’s also a problematic person who brought trucks of water for her friends to use during her 40th birthday while the area she was holding it was dealing with massive water shortages. She also went after bloggers for documenting the price of her clothes because Jordanians were seeing how expensive her clothes were while a lot of the country lives in poverty. There also seems to be a general dislike of her in her own country. Which I think is legitimate as there’s lots of corruption accusations and not just “we don’t like this female royal” you see in some other countries.

    I think it’s important to acknowledge what she does well but also highlight the negative aspects of her personality.

  7. mariahlee says:

    I surprisingly like this look on Camilla. Rania looks fantastic. I’ve no idea what she looked like pre-work, but she looks great.

  8. Red Weather Tiger says:

    Queen Rania looks gorgeous. Cams looks dumpy and dull.

    If we (rightly) criticize Kate for looking the same and being boring year after year, I won’t give Cams a pass because she’s an old lush. QE2 is much older and still looks like she tries to put together stylish, colorful outfits (shoes and bags notwithstanding). Cams looks like she could be going to her granddaughter’s ballet recital, not meeting kings and queens.

  9. Gil says:

    Maybe Camilla knows/ knew that no surgery could help that face and she is embracing that proudly. On the other hand , Queen Rania has an amazing surgeon. She looks flawless

  10. FHMom says:

    An old wine bag. Hahaha I do wish she invested in a better bra. Raina looks lovely, but she’s definitely been visiting a plastic surgeon.

  11. Crowned Huntress says:

    Queen Rania is very stylish, I would’ve never considered this a coat dress after all the coat dresses I’ve seen on Kate. She even looks more youthful than Kate despite being nearly 20 years her senior.

    • Same says:

      12 but that’s close to 20 – I have to disagree a little , the real housewives look actually ages her IMO, she could be Kates much more stylish and elegant mother , but she definitely looks stretched and toxed.

      The shoes are awesome as is the outfit,
      Not sold on the belt but it does bring it together .

  12. Southern Fried says:

    Like Kate the bar is set lower than low for Camilla. Show up no private parts on display, no boogers or wet spots and it’s considered a success. Both appear to be dumb as rocks, hateful, vengeful with zero skills.

    • Tangerinetree says:

      Nailed it.
      And Camilla is wearing a very nice house coat today.
      Let’s see what she wears tomorrow.

  13. Lauren R says:

    I love her outfit here; I don’t know much about Queen Rania but I do remember Queen Noor of Jordan, her predecessor who was an American born women and who spoke at my college graduation back in 2001. The two women seem to be so different!

    • Mumzy says:

      Yes! Her maiden name was Lisa Halaby—a Princeton grad! Her autobiography is an excellent read, btw.

  14. Same says:

    Cams is dressed for bingo at the church

  15. Barbie1 says:

    Queen Rania looks like a movie star. Always elegant and glamourous.

  16. Le Nugget says:

    Crown Prince Hussein has grown up to be a handsome young man!

  17. MarcelMarcel says:

    Not a fan of the dress or blouse she wore under it. BUT I do *love* a coat paired with a belt! It’s nice to see another glamorous royal besides Meghan covered here.

  18. Abby says:

    She looks like Kyle Richards in the header pic!

  19. L4frimaire says:

    I like Rania’s outfit and she actually does look 51 to me. She takes care of herself and her face looks well maintained,probably a little Botox. As for Camilla, my biggest gripe with her is the fact that she does not have the correct undergarments. The lack of support is obvious, and these old fashioned tea dresses make her invisible. She really should get a few smart pants suits to mix it up a bit.