Swedish State Visit to Jordan

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are on a State Visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at the invitation of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, almost two decades after the Jordanian State Visit to Sweden in 2003, and more than three decades after the last Swedish State Visit to Jordan. 

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The State Visit began when King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were officially welcomed to Jordan by King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, and Crown Prince Al Hussein at the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman, which included a Review of the Guard was followed by a Private Audience, which also included Prince Ali and Princess Rym al-Ali.

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King Carl XVI Gustaf participated in a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah and Crown Prince Al Hussein, while Queen Silvia visited the Queen Rania Family and Child Center (QRFCC), with Queen Rania and Princess Rym, where they were later joined by the King to discuss IKEA’s collaboration with the Jordan River Foundation.  After a Lunch hosted by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives at the Fakhreldin restaurant, the King and Queen met Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Al Khasawneh before going to the official opening of the Swedish Dialogue Institute and the new, expanded Swedish embassy in Amman.

In the evening, King Abdullah and Queen Rania hosted a State Banquet in honour of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (wearing a Diamond Riviere, Diamond Earrings, a Brooch in her hair and King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch) at the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman. Both Kings gave Speeches. Crown Prince Hussein was also present, along with members of the extended Jordanian Royal Family.


On the second day of the State Visit, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Prince Al Hussein attended the “Building a Partnership for the Future – A Swedish-Jordanian Trade and Investment Forum” business seminar while Queen Silvia visited the Al Hussein Society Center for Training and Inclusion with Princess Majda and Prince Mired.

Later, the King and Queen visited the King Hussein Cancer Center, along with Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson, and Prince Talal bin Muhammad, before visiting As-Salt, where King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were given a Tour.


In the evening, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (wearing the Swedish Diamond Epaulette Earrings for the first time) hosted a Return Reception for the Jordanian Royal Family at the Ritz-Carlton in Amman, with a focus on organic and sustainable gastronomy created by the Swedish chef Paul Svensson.

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