Get an exclusive glimpse into the royal wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan and architect Rajwa Al Saif.
It’s wedding season, even for royals. This time all eyes are on the Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan, who will officially marry Saudi Arabian architect Rajwa Al Saif on the 1st of June.
Image courtesy of Royal Hashemite Court
As with many Arabic weddings, the affair is a matter of several festivities which culminate at the Zahran Palace. Built in 1957, the palace was previously used as the wedding venue for King Abdullah II and Queen Rania’s wedding, an event that happened back in 1993. The palace itself is modest, serving as the headquarters for the Hashemite court and officiating a myriad of royal weddings. According to Tatler, after the ceremony the couple will then transfer to a more modern Al Husseiniya Palace, home to the royal households of the king, queen, and crown prince, to greet guests and entertain before the banquet.
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So far Rajwa has already celebrated the traditional Henna night, a female-only event attended by the likes of Queen Rania, her daughters, and the extended Jordanian royal family. Queen Rania took to her active social media to post photos of the celebrations (there’s even a hashtag for it, #CelebratingAlHussein), where Rajwa is seen wearing Saudi designer Honayda Serafi. The dress, designed to express the love story between Rajwa Al Saif and Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan was intricate and ethereal, a white look with touches of golden embroidery. In turn, Queen Rania sported a bespoke Saiid Kobeisy couture floor-length kaftan gown.
As is the case with royal weddings, the guest list is nothing short of impressive. Amongst the attendees, we will see the likes of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Danieof Sweden, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Princess Takamado of Japan, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, as well as their daughter.