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.
Watch: Jordan’s newlyweds Crown Prince Al Hussein and Princess Rajwa are welcomed to their wedding reception by a traditional Jordanian zaffa. #RoyalWedding #CelebratingAlHussein https://t.co/dZg5RIfjXI pic.twitter.com/fmewLKG0Ay
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) June 1, 2023
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.
Princess Kate made an absolutely stunning entrance at the royal wedding banquet of Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa Al Saif in a glittering pink sequin column gown by Jenny Packham paired with the Lover’s Knot Tiara 👑 💗 💗 💗 #KateMiddleton #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/LGorMOct5q
— HELLO! Canada (@HelloCanada) June 1, 2023
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.
Princess Beatrice, Edo and Prince Sébastien.
— ChristinZ (@ChristinsQueens) June 1, 2023
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.
The Georgia gown from the AW19 Collection features crystal floral embellishments and rose pink sequins handsewn on tulle. For further information on this style please contact email@example.com #jennypackham #AW19 pic.twitter.com/yRHGU1wY0A
— Jenny Packham (@jennypackham) September 6, 2019
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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The Prince and Princess of Wales arriving at the banquet in honour of the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Rawja. pic.twitter.com/cxkeVRE1Uf
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