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Queen Rania Celebrates Her Son’s Graduation in Style

Queen Rania of Jordan attends the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on August 11, 2017 in Camberley, England. Photo: Getty

HRH Queen Rania attended her son Prince Hussein’s graduation ceremony from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England accompanied by her husband, King Abdullah II (who also attended the academy in his youth). Her Majesty was the picture of class, exuding regal elegance in a vivid red and white coat dress with a pleated hem. She teamed the bold ensemble with a matching pair of scarlet pumps and a black, quilted Louis Vuitton Micro Lady handbag.

The look was in line with the sartorial choices we’ve come to expect from her, which include streamlined dresses, perfectly tailored coats, and ladylike skirt suits from international and regional brands such as Givenchy, Chanel, Giambattista Valli, and Fashion Prize alumni Ralph Masri. Her Majesty punctuated the outfit with a triangle pendant necklace and diamond earrings.

Ahead of the Commissioning Parade, the proud mother took to Instagram to share her joy, uploading an image of her son aged four wearing a cadet beret. She captioned it: “As I look at this photo from 1998 I am thrilled about seeing you graduate from Sandhurst Military Academy tomorrow, Inshallah.”

She also shared a photo embracing the fresh graduate, sweetly captioned, “You have given us countless reasons to be proud of the man you have become. Congratulations on graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, in the footsteps of your father, we are both so very proud of you.”

The 23-year-old prince’s siblings, Princess Iman, Princess Salma, and Prince Hashem, were also present at the ceremony to cheer on their oldest brother.

Prince Hussein enrolled in the prestigious military school (which was also attended by Prince Harry and Prince William) a year ago after completing an undergraduate degree in international history from Georgetown University in Washington DC. The royal holds the rank of first lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and is also a skilled helicopter pilot.

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