This week, Prince Charles celebrated his 70th birthday and the guest list read like who’s who of royal families. Kings, queens, princesses and princes from Monaco, Denmark, Belgium, Greece and Spain were all in attendance, and repping the Middle East was Queen Rania of Jordan and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain, who were both papped in the car arriving at the black tie dinner at Buckingham Palace.
To commemorate the occasion, Clarence House released two family portraits, lensed by royal photographer Chris Jackson, of the British royal family. Meghan Markle is pictured wearing a black and white belted dress, whilst Kate chose a polka dot number by Alessandra Rich.
Wishing a very Happy 70th Birthday to The Prince of Wales!
Two new photographs of The Prince of Wales and his family, taken by @ChrisJack_Getty in the garden of Clarence House, have been released to celebrate HRH’s 70th birthday. Visit @ClarenceHouse for more pic.twitter.com/nQwDOPGVkx— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 13, 2018
Prince Charles has a long-standing relationship with the Jordanian royals. The Prince of Wales has visited Amman several times, where he and the Duchess of Cornwall have both been pictured during meetings with Queen Rania and King Abdullah II.
King Abdullah II of Jordan was notably absent from the occasion as he was back in Jordan to receive the 2018 Templeton Prize for promoting religious harmony both within Islam and other faiths.
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لسنوات عديدة، صوتك الذي يدعو للسلام والاعتدال علا على أصوات التطرف التي تنادي بالكراهية والانقسام. وجهود جلالتك المستمرة من أجل الوئام خصوصا في الظروف التي مر بها العالم في العقدين الماضيين استحقت التقدير من جائزة تمبلتون لهذا العام #جائزة_تمبلتون #الأردن #حب_الأردن For many years, your voice of peace and moderation has transcended the rhetoric of hate and division advocated by extremist factions, who operate on the fringes of Islam. With everything the world has weathered over the past two decades, your unrelenting efforts are worth no less than the 2018 Templeton Prize #TempletonPrize2018 #Jordan #LoveJO #Repost @rhcjo … جلالة الملك عبدالله الثاني يتسلم #جائزة_تمبلتون للعام 2018 من رئيسة مؤسسة جون تمبلتون هيذر تمبلتون ديل تقديرا لجهود جلالته في تحقيق الوئام بين الأديان وهو مضمار لم يسبقه فيه أي زعيم سياسي آخر على قيد الحياة His Majesty King Abdullah II receives the 2018 Templeton Prize from Foundation President Heather Templeton Dill for doing more to seek religious harmony within Islam and between Islam and other religions than any other living political leader #TempletonPrize2018
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