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Queen Rania of Jordan and Queen Mathilde: A royal date at the palace in Belgium


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January 14, 2016
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Queen Mathilde of Belgium welcomed Queen Rania of Jordan to the Belgian Royal Palace onTuesday. For theafternoon meeting Queen Rania looked elegant in light pink blouse, brownleather skirt and a camel and pink Balenciaga coat. Mathilde welcomed her guestwearing a light blue lace top, a grey a-line skirt and a silver waist belt, topull the look together.

While enjoying a private lunch, the royals discussed the issues that Jordan is facing after thousands of Syrians sought refuge in Jordan. Rania asked the Belgian royal to help her encourage other European states to support Jordan's education system, after more than 15,000 Syrians enrolled in the country's schools.

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Queen Rania of Jordan met with Queen Mathilde of Belgium for lunch at the royal palace Photo: Getty Images

After her meeting with the Belgian Queen, Rania met with European Commission PresidentJean-Claude Juncker before they both headed off to a meeting at the headquarters ofthe EU Commission in Brussels. The conference was arranged to try and find asolution for the Syrian migrant crisis.

King AbdullahII's wife has been in Europe to encourage political officials androyalty to support her country, following an influx of Syrian refugees. Sincewelcoming so many migrants the country’s resources, education system andinfrastructure have been affected.

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The royals discussed the plight of Syrian refugees Photo: Getty Images

A weekbefore her engagements in Brussels, Queen Rania visited the United Kingdom tospeak with the British Prime Minister David Cameron. The mom-of-four insistedthat a “new approach” and “bolder measures” must be taken to deal with the refugeeswho are fleeing the war torn country. During the discussions the 45-year-old stated that theEuropean nations must also, “address the needs of refugees.”

During herBritish visit the queen looked stunning in a bright pink knee-length dress, along black coat and simple black court shoes. On February 4 the royal willreturn to London to host the Syria Donors' Conference in the capital city.

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