HRH looks incredibly regal as she tours an Australian hospital during an official state visit.
First we developed a crush on the sequinned number she wore at the weekend’s Dubai World Cup, and now HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein has served up another dose of style inspiration.
The royal is currently in Australia on an official tour, where she’s been visiting local charities, international affairs think-tanks and news stations.
Her latest appearance took place at Canberra’s Centenary Hospital, in the Antipodean nation’s capital, where HRH met with staff and doctors.
Wearing a Fifties-inspired, pastel collared coat-dress, Princess Haya also chatted with many young patients, and later revealed she had “rarely seen such a happy, smiley hospital”.
“I hope my visit to Canberra’s Centenary Hospital did as much for the children as it did for me. This is such a warm and reassuring place, so full of innovation,” she posted on Instagram afterwards.
أتمنى أن تكون زيارتي لمستشفى سنتناري في كانبرا قد بعثت السعادة في قلوب الأطفال، كما أسعدتني. يحمل هذا المكان الكثير من الدفء والطمأنينة، وهو مليء بالابتكار. ونادراً ما رأيت هذا المستوى من السعادة في مستشفى. والشكر هنا للبروفيسور مارغريت ماكلويد التي تقود المستشفى بمهنية عالية، وتهتم بأدق التفاصيل، وتسعى لتقديم الأفضل في مجال رعاية المرضى. ويمكننا، في مدينة دبي الطيبة، تعلم الكثير من البروفيسور ماكلويد. وآمل بأن نتمكن من إنشاء علاقة تعاون بين هذا المستشفى ومستشفى الجليلة من خلال محادثاتنا المتواصلة. I hope my visit to Canberra’s Centenary Hospital did as much for the children as it did for me. This is such a warm and reassuring place, so full of innovation. I have rarely seen such a happy, smiley hospital. Professor Margaret McCloed leads the hospital with such true professionalism, conscious of every detail and striving to offer the very best in patient care. We, at Dubai Healthcare City, can learn from Professor McCloed and I very much hope that we can create a link with the Al Jalila Hospital and continue our conversations. #CentenaryHospital #Canberra
HRH later visited the Canberra branch of Lifeline, a telephone support service for those in crisis or battling mental health issues.
The royal was given a presentation on the charity, and mingled with staff.
“It is heartening to know that such a dedicated team is there to support those who feel so alone and vulnerable,” Princess Haya captioned images of her trip.
تعتبر مؤسسة “لايف لاين” في كانبرا شريان الحياة للكثيرين، وإنه لمن الرائع أن نجد مثل هذا الفريق المتفاني لدعم أولئك الذين يشعرون بالوحدة والضعف، ففي هذه الأوقات الصعبة، تتواجد “لايف لاين” على مدار الساعة. وقد كان معالي السفير عبيد الكتبي، سفير دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة إلى أستراليا حريصاً على الدوام على دعم “لايف لاين”، وإنه لمن دواعي سروري أن أساهم أيضاً بدعم هذه المؤسسة العامة. Lifeline, Canberra literally provides a “lifeline” to so many. It is heartening to know that such a dedicated team is there to support those who feel so alone and vulnerable. At those difficult times, Lifeline is there, 24/7. HE Dr Obaid Al Ketbi, the UAE Ambassador to Australia, has been a keen advocate for Lifeline, Canberra and I am delighted to add my support to such an important organisation. #Lifeline
What else has HRH been up to in Oz?
Earlier this week, the royal appeared on ABC News, where she called for a political solution to solve “chaos” in the Middle East.
Talking to Lateline journalist Jeremy Fernandez, HRH revealed the “most pressing concern for the world right now is the refugee problem, and the problem with migration”.
“I don’t believe there’s a country that’s not affected in one way or another,” Princess Haya said. “The tragedy of the problems that underpin that crisis is one that needs to be addressed through political solutions.”
The mum-of-two, who is also chairwoman of Dubai’s International Humanitarian City, spoke movingly about how parents are forced to leave behind everything they know in search of a better life.
“These problems are about individuals,” she said. “It’s impossible to fathom the disaster or the desperation that people must face when they decide to get on a boat and literally gamble with their lives, and the lives of their children.”
Images: HRH Princess Haya/Instagram