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Queen Rania Shines at New York Award Ceremony with Husband King Abdullah II

Another day, another sartorial win for one of the most stylish royals in the world: Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan. Shimmering in an Ermanno Scervino wool suit embellished with glitter from the FW 19-20 collection, Queen Rania was a picture of contemporary elegance in New York this week, pairing the classic Prince of Wales check motif with a crystal belt and black Bottega Veneta clutch.

Her Majesty was accompanying King Abdullah II to a ceremony at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) in Manhattan recognizing the King with the 2019 Scholar-Statesman award for his “wise policies and efforts towards peace, stability, harmony, and tolerance in the Middle East,” according to a Royal Court statement. 

“You have led your country with strength, compassion, moderation, and wisdom,” remarked WINEP Chairman of the Board of Trustees James Schreiber to His Majesty. 

HRH Crown Prince Hussein also attended the ceremony, where King Abdullah emphasized the importance of empowering youth not only in his country but also in the world in a conversation with WINEP Executive Director Robert Satloff during the evening.   

“As challenging and as confusing as our part of the world looks, I am optimistic; we will move to the future and I get that inspiration, not only from my family but from young men and women in Jordan that have that aspiration to make life better,” His Majesty said. “Youth want to move forward, live together, and make a better world for themselves and that’s what gives us, I think, the energy to continue.” 

“Believe in your people, because they do want to have the right thing but give them the opportunity. And I am not just talking about our part of the world in the Middle East. This is all over the place. So, give the young people your love and your consideration, because they will make the world better if we give them a chance.”

Queen Rania posted an image on Instagram congratulating her husband of 26 years for receiving the honor, whose previous recipients include US President Bill Clinton and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. “I am always so proud and overwhelmed by people’s love and admiration of Your Majesty around the world,” Her Majesty wrote. “We’re so blessed and lucky to have you! Congratulations on receiving the 2019 Scholar Statesman Award in New York.”

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