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Queen Rania Wore This Meghan Markle-Loved Lebanese Shoe Designer to Celebrate Jordan’s Independence Day

HM Queen Rania and HM King Abdullah. Photo: Instagram/@queenrania

As Jordanians marked their country’s 75th Independence Day on Tuesday, May 25, the royal family came together at a special ceremony at Raghadan Palace. Attended by HM Queen Rania, HM King Abdullah, and HRH Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Salma, the event saw 140 Jordanians who “participated in building the nation and its institutions,” awarded with centennial medals by the King.

Photo: Instagram/@queenrania

For the occasion, Queen Rania was dressed in an elegant ensemble courtesy of Arab designers. The black traditional dress worn by her was gifted by the ladies of Bani Abbad Tribe and designed by Ibtisam Abed Manaseer. The royal paired the olive green accents of the kaftan with accessories of the same color. Held in Queen Rania’s hands was the Lotus clutch by Egyptian handbag label Nuniz. Helmed by designer Nadia Zarkani, the brand is known for its handcrafted pieces made in Cairo and counts actor Hend Sabri among its fans.

Once again championing one of her favorite footwear designers, Queen Rania wore a pair of Olive Green Suede Lorenzo 105 Heels by Jennifer Chamandi. The Lebanese creative’s eponymous and royal-approved label has also been spotted on Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. “Seeing Queen Rania in my shoes is always an incredible moment,” shared Chamandi with Vogue Arabia. “When designing, women like Queen Rania are always front of mind – women on a mission who work to lift up and empower other women around them. It is always an honor to have these amazing women wearing my shoes and as a working mother, it fills me with pride for my daughters to see such a role model in my designs.”

Photo: Instagram/@queenrania

Besides her philanthropic work, the Queen is known for her timeless sense of style which often highlights regional designers. Click through the gallery below to see some of her best looks.

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