Jordan Royal Wedding: Prince Hussein bin Abdullah marries Rajwa Seif

Jordan Royal Wedding: Prince Hussein bin Abdullah marries Rajwa Seif
Jordan is celebrating its first royal wedding in thirty years, complete with a royal convoy in the capital Amman, festivities across the regions and provinces, and prominent royals in attendance including Prince William and Princess Kate
11 min read
01 June, 2023

Jordan is eagerly preparing for the wedding ceremony of Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II. The celebration commences in couple of hours with the arrival of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah at Zahran Palace in the heart of Amman, a place of great social significance for the Hashemite family. 

Following the royal couple's arrival, the Crown Prince himself arrives at Zahran Palace. Shortly thereafter, his fiancée, Rajwa Khaled al-Seif, will make her entrance to the same palace, heralding the announcement of their union in holy matrimony.

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5:02 PM
The New Arab Staff

We are now wrapping up this live story as the wedding concludes with the prince and princess ending their procession through the streets of Amman.

Here's a recap from AFP:

Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah married Saudi architect Rajwa Al Seif on Thursday in a ceremony attended by royals from across the globe.

The ceremony was held in the mid-century Zahran Palace in the capital Amman -- the site of other key royal weddings including that of King Abdullah II to Queen Rania as well as that of his father, the late King Hussein bin Talal.

The king's eldest son and Al Seif, both aged 28, tied the knot at a ceremony attended by their families and 140 guests, including US First Lady Jill Biden and the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Other notables included the Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, as well as Belgium's King Philippe and Crown Princess Elisabeth and Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary.

The highly anticipated nuptials were met by celebrations across Jordan, with thousands gathering to witness the procession in Amman in streets decorated with pictures of the couple and banners.

A royal red motorcade, reserved for special occasions, crossed the capital to celebrate the bride and groom.


4:17 PM
The New Arab Staff

After the ceremony, the crown prince and princess exchanged rings and then walked to the palace grounds for photos.

The prince and princess then transferred to a Range Rover as Ammanis wait outside for their royal convoy.

The procession has now begun

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