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Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan marries Rajwa Al-Saif in Amman

The Crown Prince of Jordan has married Rajwa Alsaif in a ceremony in Amman.

The bride is now Crown Princess Rajwa of Jordan.

The ceremony was attended by royalty from around the world including the Prince and Princess of Wales. Around 140 guests, including the King and Queen of the Netherlands, the King of the Belgians, the Crown Prince of Norway, the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark and the Crown Princess of Sweden, were present for the ceremony.

The groom’s parents, King Abdhullah II and Queen Rania, watched as their younger son, Prince Hashem, walked the bride into the ceremony at the Zahran Palace in Amman.

The father of the bride, Khaled bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz Al Saif, and King Abdullah acted as witnesses to the wedding and were already seated for the ceremony with the presiding Imam, Dr Ahmed Al Khalaileh.

The Muslim ceremony was short and involved the signing of the marriage contract and words by the Imam before several women performed the Zaghrata (ululation). This is a sound made to express happiness in Jordanian and Arab celebrations.

The new Crown Prince and Princess then greeted their guests before travelling in the Red Motorcade to greet wellwishers on their way to Al Husseiniya Palace.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.