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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 February 2019

Queen Rania sports emerging Georgian designer on Tunisian trip

The Jordanian royal wore a powder-blue dress from a Tbilisi-based label on a working visit with King Abdullah II

Queen Rania and King Abdullah II with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, and first lady Chadlia Saida Farhat. Courtesy Queen Rania / Instagram
Queen Rania and King Abdullah II with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, and first lady Chadlia Saida Farhat. Courtesy Queen Rania / Instagram

She has long been regarded as one of the world's most stylish royals, and it's a role that Queen Rania of Jordan appears to take rather seriously.

As well as sporting some of the world's most renowned labels, from Dior to Bottega Veneta, the mother-of-four also frequently champions both emerging and established brands from the Middle East.

Case in point: Queen Rania's working visit to Tunisia this week. The royal jetted into the North African country with King Abdullah II on Sunday, where the couple met with President Beji Caid Essebsi and first lady Chadlia Saida Farhat.

For the occasion, Queen Rania sported a powder-blue midi dress by Dalood, as identified by Instagram account @passion__4_fashion.

The Georgian label is the brainchild of Tbisili-based designer Maka Kvitsiani, and first launched in 2014. The designer, who studied at London's Central Saint Martins, founded a boutique in Moscow with a focus on labels from her home nation, before establishing her own brand.

During her visit to Tunisia, Queen Rania visited the town of Sidi Bou Said, where she met a group of local entrepreneurs and startup founders. Her trip followed a short visit to Turkey, where she and King Abdullah II met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and first lady EmineErdogan.

Queen Rania and King Abdullah's overseas visits come a week after the royals inaugurated the Queen Rania Teacher Academy's new premises in Amman.

Following a tour of the campus, which includes 34 classrooms, lecture halls, computer labs and a library, on Sunday, Queen Rania delivered an address that praised her husband, among others.

"When I faltered, you offered a steadying hand and reassured me that getting back up is the only way forward, and that this journey is worth the struggle," Queen Rania said. "You are always generous with your advice when my doubts get the better of me. And, above all else, you reinforce my faith, every day, in the importance of educating our children and supporting their teachers."

Updated: February 4, 2019 12:07 PM

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