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Jordan’s future Crown Princess carries out second official engagement

Jordan’s future Crown Princess carried out an official engagement alongside her fiancé this week in Amman.

Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa visited the Fragrance of Colors programme in Jordan’s capital city to learn more about how it teaches blind and visually-impaired people to draw and identify colours using their sense of smell.

On his official Instagram account, Crown Prince Hussein shared: “Rajwa and I were truly privileged today to meet with a group of inspiring young artists who have conquered their visual disability through their exceptional talents and artistic sensitivities. It was heartwarming to witness their insightful and immense creativity firsthand.”

This marks Rajwa’s second official engagement following a tour of the Royal Covenant last October with her fiancé and his uncle, Prince Hassan.

At the time, Crown Prince Hussein wrote on Instagram: “There is no one more knowledgeable than my great uncle El Hassan when it comes to Jordan’s history and our Hashemite legacy. Rajwa and I had the pleasure of viewing exhibits from Jordan’s Hashemite history at the Royal Hashemite Court today.”

Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa will marry in Jordan on 1 June. They became engaged last August in a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Rajwa’s family lives.

After their wedding, Rajwa will begin representing Jordan as its future queen and will develop her own platform of patronages and charities to support. Queen Rania, her future mother-in-law, said of Rajwa in a television interview: “I think all of us as parents, you know, we want to see our kids grow up and become independent adults and share their life’s journey with partners, and I’m so proud of the choices they’ve made.”

At the time of their engagement, Queen Rania posted on Instagram: “I didn’t think it was possible to hold so much joy in my heart! Congratulations to my eldest Prince Hussein and his beautiful bride-to-be, Rajwa.”

The future Crown Princess was born in Saudi Arabia and studied architecture and design in the United States.

About author

Jess Ilse is the Assistant Editor at Royal Central. She specialises in the British, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Royal Families and has been following royalty since Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. Jess has provided commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Jess works in communications and her debut novel THE MAJESTIC SISTERS will publish in Fall 2024.