Jordan celebrates wedding of Crown Prince Hussein

AMMAN: The heir to Jordan’s throne married amid much fanfare on Thursday, in a glittering ceremony that the country’s leaders, long backed by the West as a stabilising influence in a volatile region, hope will reinforce local and global alliances.

Daily Middle East on Twitter: "#Jordan celebrates the wedding of Crown  Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II and Rajwa Al Saif 📸 AFP PHOTO / JORDANIAN  ROYAL PALACE #RoyalWedding #CelebratingAlHussein #DAILYMIDDLEEAST" /

The 28-year-old Prince Hussein, named as heir by his father King Abdullah in 2009, tied the knot with Saudi architect Rajwa Al Saif, 29, who hails from a prominent family with links to her country’s ruling dynasty.

Jordan's lavish royal wedding promotes Crown Prince Hussein - Los Angeles  Times

Jordan has long relied on Western support to shore up its economy, one of the world’s biggest per capita recipients of US and European aid, and observers hope the wedding will also bring it closer to the regional powerhouse on its southern border.

Jordan celebrates the marriage of Crown Prince Hussein and his Saudi bride

The wedding is also a milestone in Hussein’s path towards the monarchy, with officials and insiders saying King Abdullah feels more confident that his country’s prized stability will now be cemented. The King had removed his younger half-brother Hamza as heir-designate in 2004.

<p>Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa Al Saif are greeted as they walk together on the day of their royal wedding, in Amman, Jordan, June 1, 2023. — Royal Hashemite Court via Reuters</p>

Hamza was later accused of conspiring to overthrow the monarch in a foreign-inspired plot, but Jordan has not seen the upheavals that toppled neighbouring leaders and escaped relatively unscathed from the turmoil witnessed in the region in the last decade.

Photos: A look at Jordan's royal wedding | Gallery News | Al Jazeera

In recent years, Hussein, a US-educated graduate of Georgetown and a Sandhurst officer, has increasingly taken on the duties of a future king in the country of 11 million, rubbing shoulders with world leaders including US President Joe Biden.

Prince William and Kate show up for royal wedding of Jordan's own Crown  Prince Hussein and Rajwa Alseif - CBS News

At the Arab League summit in Jeddah last month, he walked alongside his father to greet Crown Prince Mohammad. The three were photographed together. At home, Hussein is regularly seen chairing meetings of government agencies.

Jordan's crown prince weds in glittering ceremony | The West Australian

Jordan's Royal Wedding: Everything to know about Prince Al Hussein, Rajwa's  big day | Al Arabiya English

Rajwa Al Saif arrives for her wedding to Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan

Royal fever sweeps Jordan ahead of crown prince Hussein's wedding - TRENDS  Mena

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *