Camilla looks stylish as she and Prince Charles attend centenary celebration on foreign tour

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Prince Charles and Camilla attend a centenary celebration at the Jordan Museum in Amman, Jordan (PA)
Prince Charles and Camilla attend a centenary celebration at the Jordan Museum in Amman, Jordan (PA)

Camilla looked radiant in white as she and Prince Charles attended the centenary celebration on the second day of their Middle East tour.

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales appeared at the Jordan Museum in Amman, Jordan.

They left the UK on Charles’ 73rd birthday on Sunday, landing at Queen Alia International Airport the following morning.

Camilla looked elegant wearing all white (PA)
Camilla looked elegant wearing all white (PA)

The couple enjoyed some time in private before their engagements began on Tuesday at the Al Husseiniya Palace.

Charles and Camilla, 74, first met with Jordanian royals King Abdullah II and Queen Rania during their visit.

The Duchess of Cornwall was treated to an electrifying tour of Jordan’s capital Amman by Queen Rania, who drove her guest in a top of the range Tesla.

The two royal women enjoyed a 30-minute journey in the electric £90,000 Model X P90D, cruising across the capital city with a police escort to visit a children’s centre established in the Queen’s name.

Rania said the Queen is “somebody I look up to personally” and a “symbol of what it means to be a true figurehead and stateswoman and just giving inspiration to the rest of the world”.

Prince Charles and Camilla (PA)
Prince Charles and Camilla (PA)

Camilla later celebrated the power of women in Jordanian society as she cuddled a baby girl she described as “one of the women of the future”.

She could not resist cradling four-week-old Sarah Abu Ammerah during the Women of the World (WoW) Foundation event in the capital Amman.

“There are so many inspirational ladies here doing so many things and they have done it by themselves. We’ve got the first lady plumber here, someone from the army, so many things,” she told guests.

“I think here would be the perfect place to start a WoW. I feel we could do a great job here.”

Speaking in the Manara Arts and Culture Cafe, in the cultural district of the capital, Camilla spoke about the nation’s queen.

“I heard some wise words from Queen Rania,” she said.

“Her Majesty once said, ‘when a woman succeeds, she reaches out to those around her and pulls them up to her’. That is why, when you empower women, you empower a whole society.”

She added there was “serious reaching out and pulling up across our two countries”.

Camilla was presented with a picture of herself, framed with the words “Women Empowerer”.

She also received a quirky gift of a model man made from sink pipes, and a tap from a woman believed to be Jordan’s first female plumber, Khawla Al-Sheikh.

Camilla looked at it, smiled and said: “At least I know where to go now if I need a tap.”

Ms Al-Sheikh, 58, told the Duchess she had been inspired to train as a plumber after fixing her mother’s leaky tap, and has now trained more than 500 women in the trade, many of whom have gone on to start up their own businesses.

Jordan and the UK have close ties, with the two royal houses enjoying a warm relationship, and the Prince of Wales has been friends with successive generations of Jordanian rulers.

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