Crown Prince of Jordan Weds In Glittering Ceremony

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The newlyweds, Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Rajwa, during the royal procession. Picture: Reuters
The newlyweds, Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Rajwa, during the royal procession. Picture: Reuters

The wedding cemented the role of the 28-year-old crown prince, as King Abdullah II’s heir and successor.

AMMAN — After a week of festivities, Crown Prince of Jordan, Al Hussein bin Abdullah II tied the knot to fiancée, Saudi born Rajwa Al-Saif in a glittering wedding ceremony, attended by royalties and dignitaries and broadcasted live across the world.

The Islamic marriage ceremony took take place at Zahran Palace in Amman at 4 pm local time, where the couple signed marriage contracts with their fathers acting as their two witnesses. Sheikh Ahmed Al Khalayla oversaw the ceremony and the couple read the Al-Fatihah verse from the Quran before exchanging rings.

In the garden of Zahran Palace, where the couple and their fathers signed the marriage contract in an Islamic ceremony known as “Katb Al-Kitab” and exchanged rings. Picture: RHC Twitter

Rajwa wore a silver tiara and a white asymmetrical wedding gown and veil designed by Elie Saab. She was escorted through the venue by Hussein’s younger brother, Prince Hashem. Hussein has two other siblings, Princess Iman, 26, who married Jameel Alexander Thermiotis, a Venezuelan venture capitalist of Greek descent in a smaller ceremony in March; and Princess Salma, 22.

Meanwhile, Hussein wore black, white, and red military regalia complete with gold embellishments.

Queen Rania wore a full-length black dress with a gold choker and cuff detailing from Christian Dior’s fall 2022 showcase.

Rajwa Was Bestowed With The Title Princess of Jordan By King Abdullah

Outside the palace, jubilant crowds cheered and waved flags as the motorcade carrying the newlyweds passed along a six-mile route across the capital. Streets had been adorned for days with photos of the couple and the Jordanian flag.

The royal procession took place after the ceremony, starting from the palace and ending at the Al Husseiniya Palace, where guests will finish the night at the wedding party and a banquet.

King Abdullah bestowed the title Princess of Jordan on Rajwa Al-Saif after her marriage to Crown Prince Hussein. — mediahit