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Queen Rania hosts Henna party for Princess Iman ahead of wedding

Queen Rania of Jordan has hosted a Henna party for her daughter, Princess Iman, before the Princess’s wedding this weekend.

The party was held in Amman’s Al Husseiniya Palace and was attended by several members of the Jordanian Royal Family and women representatives from Jordan’s governorates.

Princess Iman’s paternal grandmother, Princess Muna, attended, as did Iman’s future sister-in-law, Rajwa Al Saif, the fiancee of the royal’s older brother Crown Prince Hussein.

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The traditional Henna party featured the first all-female musical ensemble in Jordan, Naya Group, who performed traditional Jordanian pieces that honoured Jordanian culture.

The modern Henna party is relatively new in Jordan. It used to be a more sombre occasion marking the daughter leaving the nest; however, it has now been converted into more of a celebration and wedding shower for the bride, according to the Arab Weekly.

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Princess Iman wore a white long-sleeved gown by Jordanian designer Reema Dahbour. However, her ensemble had a personal touch as she borrowed her mother’s belt from her 1993 wedding gown to top off the outfit.

The bride-to-be entering the party. Copyright 2023, Royal Hashemite Court

Queen Rania later shared images and a video of the party on her Instagram, saying there was “so much love in one room.”

Princess Iman will marry Jameel Alexander Thermiotis on 12 March in Amman. No further details have been revealed.

Iman’s elder brother, Crown Prince Hussein, will wed Rajwa Al Saif in June.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.