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The Princess in Jenny Packham and Diamonds for Jordan Royal Wedding Banquet

The Princess in Jenny Packham and Diamonds for Jordan Royal Wedding Banquet

The Princess of Wales chose a Jenny Packham gown for tonight’s royal wedding celebration in Amman, Jordan.

The gala honored Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein and his bride, Princess Rajwa Al Hussein.

The bride and groom as they greeted the Prince and Princess of Wales

It was the third event marking the couple’s wedding today. The first was the religious ceremony and signing of the marriage contract at Zahran Palace.

The second was a reception for the newlyweds at Al-Husseiniya Palace.

A video. 

The couple as they prepare to slice an enormous wedding cake.

More about the venue from this Jordan News piece

The Palace compound is home to the offices of Their Majesties. Al-Husseiniya Palace combines traditional Islamic architecture elements with a simple and elegant design, with multiple archways and traditional motifs etched into its walls and doors. 

Built in 2006, Al-Husseiniya Palace, derives its name from adjacent King Hussein bin Talal Mosque. 

Another view of the Prince and Princess of Wales as they arrived this evening. 

And a video as they were in the receiving line.  

Tonight’s white-tie state gala was also held at Al-Husseiniya Palace.

We saw photos of some guests as they left their hotel. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden. 
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The couple as King Abdullah II and Queen Rania greeted them.

From The Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, and their daughter, Princess Amalia. 
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Mother and daughter. 
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And a look at the King and Queen being welcomed.  

King Philippe and Princess Elisabeth of Belgium. 

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. 

Queen Sofia of Spain and Queen Jetsun Pema (far right) of Bhutan. The bride wore a gown by Dolce and Gabbana.

Princess Beatrice and her husband were at tonight’s function. You see them, as well as Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, in this quick video. You also see Princess Hisako of Takamado and her oldest daughter, Princess Tsuguko, at the front of the video. 

Now for a quick look at what Kate wore this evening. 
She was in a dress by Jenny Packham that will be familiar to many readers, the”Georgia” style in a dusky pink shade. The green version of the gown was first worn at a reception during the 2019 Pakistan tour and repeated for the 2021 Royal Variety Performance.  

The tailored design features sequin-covered fabric with a row of crystal embellishments accenting the waist and neckline. Featured in the A/W 2019 runway collection, the gown is 100% viscose and fully lined with a back zipper. 

Here is a closer view and partial description as posted on Twitter by the brand.  

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was pictured wearing the design in a February 2022 Financial Times profile

The Princess carried her Prada logo box clutch. We saw the return of the Lover’s Knot tiara, shown below when it was worn for the 2018 diplomatic reception.

The tiara was commissioned by Queen Mary and made by Garrard; it is the tiara worn most frequently by the Princess.

The Princess wore the Greville Chandelier Earrings for the first time.

The Court Jeweller offers more in this piece about the earrings

The diamond and platinum earrings were made by Cartier in London over a period of years, starting in 1918 and ending in 1929. Initially they were a simple pair of brilliant drop earrings. In 1922, they were lengthened using twelve additional diamonds. The earrings were completed in their present form in February 1929, when ten more diamonds were added.

The Royal Collection notes that each earring features “a lexicon of modern diamond cuts.” These include a trio of pair-shaped diamond pendants, plus diamonds in baguette, baton, emerald, half-moon, trapeze, and square cuts. The ultimate effect is that of a modern girandole or chandelier earring, a technical and unique take on an earring shape that has been popular for centuries.

They were a favorite of the Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Below, the Queen wearing the earrings during a July 2010 visit to Canada.

The Princess also wore her Royal Family Order (on the yellow ribbon) and Royal Victorian Order (below center and right), all seen when worn to the November 2022 Africa State Dinner.

The Princess used her Bentley & Skinner brooch to hold the sash securely. 

Because photos have been coming in so slowly, I will do a separate post early next week looking at styles worn by the bride and other royals. If you missed the day’s first post, you can read it here


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Tuesday 6th of June 2023

Lovely dress Great to see these earrings I’d like to see her in a different tiara sometime though / the Russian fringe would be great on her


Tuesday 6th of June 2023

Postscript: I came across this today and thought I'd share it as this wedding was the first time Catherine wore the Greville Chandelier Earrings and last month debuted the the Festoon Necklace at the Coronation. Within is an image of the young QEII wearing both together along with Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik fringe tiara.

I hope this portends for the future and the Princess of Wales might possibly be loaned the smaller fringe tiara in the late Queen's collection - The Queen Mary's Fringe (mentioned in my OC) - with either the earrings, necklace or even all together. 💕


Monday 5th of June 2023

So many comments on this one! My biggest takeaway (other than her fitness routine must be intense) is how different she looks with the bigger hair paired with the tiara. I just read an article about 90s style supermodel blowouts (the Cindy Crawford look) were having a resurgence, and here is the PoW with big hair! I may need to dig out my BumpIt. She's glorious. As an aside, I once attended an event with Crown Princess Victoria (I once worked at Swedish Hospital in Seattle and the royal family came to a fundraising gala) and though I wasn't lucky enough to meet her, she radiated the same cheery energy that she does in photos.

Lee B.

Monday 5th of June 2023

Appropriate, of course, very princessey, and love the earrings. However, I don't understand how a dress encrusted with crystals can appear so . . . bland. Maybe it looks better in person, or maybe it's just because I'm disappointed that she wore 2 dresses pretty much the same color.

Caroline A.

Monday 5th of June 2023

@Lee B., I don’t think the photos do the gown justice. I think the lighting was not conducive to great photos. The photos of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wearing the same gown are much clearer.


Monday 5th of June 2023

I agree with you, Lee. Bland is the perfect word. I think the color looks better in person or at least I hope so!


Sunday 4th of June 2023

Sadly, I did not like the Elie Saab dress on Kate for the wedding ceremony, it engulfs her and the detailing on the dress and the salmon color are distracting. However, the Packham dress for the formal reception was perfect on Kate!

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