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Rania of Jordan, in the look the memory of Queen Elizabeth

Whether or not the lights distort the color of the Rania of Jordan (in the eyes of many it is navy blue instead of black as required for the sovereign’s funeral), what makes her outfit special and memorable is something else.

Sovereigns at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

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The wife of King Abdullah II has indeed decided to honor the late sovereign putting on an elegant overcoatcharacterized by important ruffles on the to review and tightened at the waist by a maxi belt. But not just any one, but just the same one sported years before, exactly in 2001, to kick off the state visit with her husband to the UK. On that occasion Rania met the Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The rulers of Jordan along with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh in 2001

The rulers of Jordan together with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 2001

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