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Royal wedding celebrations kick off in Jordan

Celebrations for the royal wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan to Saudi national Rajwa Al Saif have commenced.

Thousands of Jordanians were at a sports stadium on 30 May to hear a free concert by Arab artists in celebration of the wedding. Amongst those in the crowd was Jordan’s Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh.

The concert took place at Amman International Stadium and had Egyptian Tamer Hosny, Lebanese Ragheb Alama and Jordanians Diana Karazon and Zain Awad as part of the performers.

Hosny took time during his performance to get a round of applause for Crown Prince Hussein. He said: “For his excellency the beloved Crown Prince, let’s hear a huge round of applause.”

People in the crowd were spotting waving the Jordanian flag and photos of the couple. An estimated 10,000 people attended the concert.

Further celebrations will take place on 31 May when King Abdullah hosts a banquet in his son and future daughter-in-law’s honour at the Royal Hashemite Court. Over 4,000 members of the community are expected to attend.

The Crown Prince will wed Rajwa Al Saif on 1 June in Amman’s Zahran Palace.

This will be Jordan’s first major royal wedding in years. However, the country had smaller celebrations earlier this year when Princess Iman (Hussein’s younger sister) married Jameel Thermiótis.

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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.