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53 of Queen Rania’s Best Style Moments, in Honor of Her 53rd Birthday

Queen Rania at her son’s wedding. Photo: Getty

Well-wishes are in order for Queen Rania of Jordan, who celebrates her 53rd birthday on August 31. The embodiment of regal grace and charm, the ageless Queen Rania has distinguished herself as one of the world’s most elegant royals.

Since marrying the then Prince Abdullah of Jordan (now King Abdullah II) in 1993, Queen Rania has captivated the world with her impeccable royal style. As elegant in traditional Jordanian clothing as bedecked in diamonds at lavish gala dinners, the philanthropist and education advocate knows how to dress for any occasion.

It remains to be seen how the royal will mark the occasion but she certainly has plenty to celebrate: her son Crown Prince Hussein married the beautiful Princess Rajwa earlier this year, months after her daughter Princess Iman’s wedding.

Indeed, her look at Crown Prince Hussein’s wedding was one of her most stylish ever. Queen Rania of Jordan looked captivating in a black long-sleeved gown from the Dior A/W 2022 couture collection. The Jordanian queen swept her hair into a sleek updo, revealing intricate embroidery down the back. The look was finished with a structured handbag and simple black stilettos.

Similarly triumphant sartorial displays came at the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in May and on a visit to Spain, where Rania went toe-to-toe with Queen Letizia to deliver a series of sensational outfits.

To mark her 53rd birthday, we celebrate some of her most memorable style moments.

For lunch with the king and queen of Spain in Madrid, 2023

Attending Prince Hashem bin Abdullah’s high school graduation, 2023

Donning a Saiid Koebsiy kaftan gown for her daughter-in-law’s henna party, 2023

Attending the coronation of King Charles III, 2023

At the henna party in honour of her daughter Iman’s wedding, 2023

Hosting King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, 2022

On her 52nd birthday, 2022

On her 52nd birthday, 2022

On her 52nd birthday, 2022

A portrait on her 51st birthday, 2021

A portrait on her 51st birthday, 2021

At the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, 2019

With Brigitte Macron, Emmanuel Macron and King Abdullah at the Élysée Palace in Paris, 2019

With Queen Maxima of The Netherlands at the Royal Palace of Amman, 2019

At the official ceremony for the state opening of the of Jordan Parliament, 2018

With Melania Trump, Donald Trump and King Abdullah at the White House, 2018

At the opening of the ordinary session of parliament in Amman, 2017

At the Fashion For Relief party at Cannes Film Festival, 2017

With Melania Trump at the White House, 2017

At the Ein Herz Fuer Kinder Gala, 2016

At the Met Gala, 2016

Arriving at Barajas Airport, 2015

At the UN Foundation’s Gender Equality Discussion, 2015

At the World Childhood Foundation USA Thank You Gala, 2015

At the 5th Dinner for Women at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 2010

With King Abdullah of Jordan at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling, 2010

At the 60th Sanremo Song Festival, 2010

Meeting mayor Gianni Alemanno of Rome, 2009

At the Quantum of Solace premiere in Paris, 2008

Visiting Casa Arabe in Spain, 2008

A the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors annual gathering meeting, 2007

With King Abdullah, 2004

At the wedding of Prince Felipe of Spain and Letiza Ortiz, 2004

At a charity ball in Versailles, 2002

In Versailles, 2001

At the Midsummer Night’s Dream gala in London, 2001

On a Royal visit to Paris, 2001

With King Abdullah, 2000

At the Senate in Paris, 1999

At Paris City Hall, 1999

With King Abdullah at a state ceremony in Paris, 1999

Arriving at Orly airport, 1999

During a photoshoot, 1999

Attending the Memorial Service For King Hussein At St Paul’s Cathedral, 1999

With King Abdullah at Raghadan Palace, 1999

With Queen Elizabeth, 1999

During a photoshoot, 1994

During a photoshoot, 1994

With King Abdullah at their home, 1994

At her home, 1994

At her wedding to King Abdullah of Jordan, 1993

At her graduation from the American University in Cairo, 1991. Photo: Getty

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