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The inspiration behind Princess Rajwa’s tiara

Princess Rajwa Al Hussein of Jordan debuted a new tiara at her wedding to Crown Prince Hussein.

The diamond tiara, specially made by Yan Sicard of the French jewellery house Fred, features an Arabic scroll throughout the delicate diadem.

Royal Central spoke to Her Majesty Queen Rania’s Office regarding Princess Rajwa’s tiara, and they revealed the inspiration behind the design.

When looking at the tiara, it’s important first to note that Rajwa means “hope” in Arabic. The diamond scroll says, “Rajwa min Allah,” which, in English, means “Hope from God.”

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The phrase was inspired by Queen Rania’s words at Princess Rajwa’s henna party on 28 May, when she said Rajwa was the “perfect answer” to her prayers for Crown Prince Hussein.

It is unknown if the tiara was a gift from the Jordanian Royal Family or the Princess’s family in Saudi Arabia.

Queen Rania started the tradition of having Arabic writing in tiaras. Her Majesty’s tiara, which she wore to the reception of Hussein and Rajwa’s wedding, says: “Al Athama Lillah,” which means “Glory to God.”

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Additionally, the Queen’s daughter, Princess Iman, wore a new tiara at her wedding in March 2023. It also contained a special message.

Iman means “faith” in Arabic, and her tiara was inscribed with “Imani Billah,” meaning “My Faith in God.”

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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.