Wednesday 19 September 2018

Jordan's Queen Rania stuns in blush pink as she matches Melania Trump in White House visit

First lady Melania Trump walks with Jordan's Queen Rania at the White House, Monday, June 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
First lady Melania Trump walks with Jordan's Queen Rania at the White House, Monday, June 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Queen Rania of Jordan attends a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Rania of Jordan attends a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Rania of Jordan exits her vehicle before meeting U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the White House June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan on their arrival at the South Portico of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
First lady Melania Trump (R) and Queen Rania of Jordan walk the colonnade of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
First lady Melania Trump (R) and Queen Rania of Jordan walk the colonnade of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan on their arrival at the South Portico of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
First lady Melania Trump attends a meeting with King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan in the Oval Office of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
First lady Melania Trump (R) and Queen Rania of Jordan walk the colonnade of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
Jordan's Queen Rania arrives at the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SmialowskiBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. first lady Melania Trump escorts Jordan’s Queen Rania after her arrivial at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. first lady Melania Trump escorts Jordan’s Queen Rania after her arrivial at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose with Jordan’s King Abdullah and Queen Rania as they welcome them to the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome Jordan’s King Abdullah and Queen Rania at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
First lady Melania Trump listens to President Donald Trump speak during a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, June 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
First Lady Melania Trump listens to President Donald Trump speak during a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania (Evan Vucci/AP/PA)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Queen Rania of Jordan brought her typically understated style for her second visit to the White House in the last 14 months.

The 47-year-old royal, often regarded as one of the best dressed women in the world, joined US first lady Melania Trump, in a complementary blush pink dress, for afternoon tea at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Rania opted for a pair of satin trimmed crepe wide leg pants by Adeam with a matching top and a Loeffler Randall mini-tote, while Melania wore a midi Proenza Schouler dress with belt detail.

Rania's husband King Abdullah II is in Washington D.C. for a brief trip in the hope of influencing the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan. He yesterday met with President Trump and had dinner with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen on Monday night.

The Jordanian royals first met the Trumps last year and were among the first international guests they hosted after the inauguration. The contrast between both Rania and Melania has been highlighted on social media after their second meeting, as the first lady's appearance comes days after she visited a migrant youth detention centre, a facility where children who have been forcibly removed from their parents crossing the border, wearing a jacket that says, 'I don't really care, do u?'

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan on their arrival at the South Portico of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan on their arrival at the South Portico of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

On the other hand, many have been quick to point out Rania's well documented human rights efforts during her reign 19-year reign, and she is the Honorary Chairperson for the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative. She previously said she hopes her advocacy can "empower people and make them believe that they can be role models and leaders for change."

Meanwhile, Mrs Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham hit back at the critics of the first lady's jacket.

"It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn’t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe."

U.S. first lady Melania Trump escorts Jordan’s Queen Rania after her arrivial at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. first lady Melania Trump escorts Jordan’s Queen Rania after her arrivial at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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