The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
News & Events
  • Print Preview
  • Print: 
  •  Send to Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  •  Send to Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Send to E-mail (Opens in a new window)
  • Share: 


Visit to Canada of His Majesty King Abdullah II

April 27, 2015

Governor General of Canada Welcomes
His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, is delighted to announce the State visit to Canada of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on Wednesday, April 29 2015.

“It is a great honour for Sharon and me to welcome His Majesty back to Canada,” said the Governor General. “This is an excellent opportunity to reaffirm our ties of friendship and to strengthen the important relationship between our two countries.”

The visit will commence with an official welcoming ceremony. His Majesty King Abdullah II will then meet with the Governor General and attend a State luncheon in his honour.

The detailed itinerary of the events taking place at Rideau Hall can be found below.

Wednesday, April 29

12:00 p.m.
Official Welcoming Ceremony
An official welcoming ceremony, with military honours, will be held at Rideau Hall. His Majesty will inspect a guard of honour.
Rideau Hall grounds

12:20 p.m.
Meeting Between the Governor General and His Majesty King Abdullah II
Large Drawing Room, Rideau Hall
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY—At the beginning of the meeting

12:45 p.m.
State Luncheon
Their Excellencies will host a State luncheon at Rideau Hall in honour of His Majesty King Abdullah II on the occasion of his visit to Canada. The Governor General and His Majesty will deliver remarks.
Ballroom, Rideau Hall
MEDIA POOL—Official remarks at the beginning of the State luncheon in the Ballroom


Media accredited with the Parliamentary Press Gallery must confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office. It is requested that members of the media arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to official events. For more information on accreditation, please contact the Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-6517 or

Media information:
Dominique Collin
Rideau Hall Press Office

Follow GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall on Facebook and Twitter.