Queen Rania wears coat she had worn previously with Queen Elizabeth to funeral

Jordanian royal says the queen's 'legacy will never fade or be forgotten'

Jordan's King Abdullah II and Queen Rania arrive at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: Royal Hashemite Court
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Queen Rania of Jordan has paid tribute to the life of Queen Elizabeth II by wearing a coat she had previously worn to meet the late monarch.

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She first wore the black coat, with a ruffled fabric lapel detail, during a visit to Windsor Castle in November 2001 with King Abdullah II.

For the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, she wore the coat with a simple black hat, Manolo Blahnik clutch and Jennifer Chamandi pumps.

Queen Elizabeth II with King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan at Windsor Castle on November 6, 2001. Getty Images

"Bidding farewell to a Queen whose legacy will never fade or be forgotten. With His Majesty at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in the UK," Queen Rania wrote on Instagram after the funeral.

Queen Rania paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth during an interview with the UK's ITV News on Sunday.

“Despite being the most important person in the room, she always made you feel like the most important person in the room,” she said. “She just had a very gentle and subtle way about her. Her elegance wasn’t just in her appearance but in the way she lived her life.

“I just have the most wonderful memories of her,” she continued. “Throughout the years, every time I met her, I felt she was warmer and warmer. She didn’t always presume that you wanted her advice but she was very generous when you asked for it. I really looked up to her. To me, she is the queen of the world.”

For the interview, Queen Rania wore a Rasario blazer with trousers and, again, Jennifer Chamandi pumps.

For the funeral, Catherine, Princess of Wales, chose to wear a pair of earrings made from Bahraini pearls.

The princess wore the queen's Bahraini pearl drop earrings, which are part of the royal collection. They are the same earrings the princess wore to Prince Philip's funeral last year.

The earrings were made from a selection of seven pearls given to Queen Elizabeth for her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947 by Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain.

Each earring features one brilliant-cut round diamond, four small round diamonds and three baguette-cut diamonds, with the Bahraini pearl dangling below.

Scroll through the gallery below for the latest images from the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Updated: September 20, 2022, 4:15 AM
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