From October 15th to October 19th, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel made an official visit to Jordan and Lebanon. The purpose of this trip was to strengthen the good relations between Sweden and the two countries, highlight the UN sustainability goals within Agenda 2030, focusing on gender equality and climate and humanitarian issues.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel spent the first two and a half days in Amman, Jordan. On October 15th, they visited the Citadel of Amman, located on the highest of Jordan’s seven classic hills, Jebel al-Qala’a. In the evening, the couple attended a reception hosted by Sweden’s Ambassador to Jordan Erik Ullenhag, for UN organisations operating in Jordan with the Swedish government. The Crown Princess is an advocate for UN’s Sustainability Goals which were discussed during the reception.
For the day event, Victoria wore an ufo white blazer that she first wore last May with a new By Malina shirt (with thanks to Samantha!). She paired the outfit with her Rizzo pumps and a new pink crossbody bag. In the evening, she changed into a white shirt with her Baum und Pferdgarten skirt, Aquatalia black pumps, her Anya Hindmarch gold clutch and new Edblad earrings.
On their second day in Amman, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel made five-kilometre hike on the Jordan Route trail. The hike gave them the opportunity to discover the beautiful landscapes while learning about how several organizations are working to protect the environment. Afterward, the couple met with the organisation EcoPeace Middle East at the Dead Sea. They also visited the baptism site of Jesus, Scandinavian forest, and the Palestinian refugee camp Al Baq’a. In the evening, they attended another reception hosted by the Ambassador.
For the hike, Victoria wore a new Lexington printed shirt with Lexington trousers, old ufo earring and new sneakers. For the meetings afterward, she wore a new Tiger of Sweden blouse with the same trousers and sneakers as earlier in the day with her Anine Bing jacket and Hippi Grace bag. In the evening, she wore a new & Other Stories maxi dress that is not available online yet (with thanks to Svenskdam) with her Tiger of Sweden pumps and Swarovski clutch.
October 17th was their third and last day in Amman. They first visited the rehabilitation centre, the Al Hussein Society, that aims to help people with disabilities and the Jordan River Foundation - Queen Rania’s foundation - focusing on children’s safety, female entrepreneurship, and local development. Their last event in Jordan was a meeting with King Abdullah and Queen Rania at Al Husseiniya Palace. They departed Jordan after the meeting.
Victoria wore a new Samsoe & Samsoe matching top and pleated skirt with her By Malene Birger pumps and Kreuger earrings. For the meeting with the King and Queen of Jordan, she changed into a new printed dress with her YSL blue suede pumps and Kreuger feather earrings.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel officially arrived in Beirut, Lebanon a few hours later. In the evening, they were welcomed at the Presidential Palace in Beirut by Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun before attending a dinner hosted by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariris.
For their arrival, Victoria wore a new By Malina dress with her Abro clutch and Gianvito Rossi pumps. For the evening events, she wore a new white custom made Ida Sjöstedt dress based on an AW17 gown with Aquatalia black pumps and her Swarovski clutch.
On their second day in Beirut, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited the Palestinian refugee camp Burj al Barajneh and the Yarmouk Elementary School for Girls. Afterwards, they attended the conference “Lebanon Multi-Stakeholder SDG Forum” where Victoria made the keynote speech. They visited the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Livelihood Center before visiting the city of Beirut with the Prime Minister of Lebanon. In the evening, they attended a reception at the Swedish Embassy.
For the visit to the refugee camp, Victoria wore a new floral Stenströms shirt with her Marville Road trousers, her Chloé flats and Dulong Jewellery earrings. For the conference, she changed into a new Sandro dress with old blue suede pumps, her Anya Hindmarch clutch and another pair of Dulong earrings. In the evening, she wore a new By Malina maxi dress.
On their last day in Lebanon, Crown Princess Victoria only had solo events. She visited the KAFA organisation “Enough violence & exploitation,” and the UN Refugee Body UNHCR. She ended her visit with a visit to Beiteddine Palace.
For this last day, Victoria wore the Zadig & Voltaire dress she first wore for her birthday with her Rizzo pumps. She changed into her Chloé flats for her visit to the Palace.