When is Jordan's royal wedding? Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa Al Saif to wed in June

Final preparations under way as the couple prepare to say 'I do'

Crown Prince Hussein will wed Rajwa Al Saif at Zahran Palace. AFP
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The Jordanian royal family have plenty to celebrate, with only weeks to go until the second royal wedding of the year.

Crown Prince Hussein, 28, will marry his fiancee Rajwa Al Saif on June 1. The ceremony will take place at Zahran Palace, following in the footsteps of Prince Hussein's parents King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, who celebrated their own wedding there in 1993. The wedding procession will then move to Al Husseiniya Palace.

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Rajwa Al Saif, 28, is the daughter of Saudi businessman Khalid Al Saif. She was educated in Saudi Arabia before moving to the US, where she studied architecture at Syracuse University.

The couple announced their engagement in August, when their families gathered at the Al Saif family home in Riyadh.

Sharing her congratulations at the time, Queen Rania said: “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.”

Their nuptials will come days before the Crown Prince's parents celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. The couple were married on June 10, 1993, after meeting earlier that year.

The celebrations will round off a bumper year for the family, who in March gathered to celebrate the wedding of Princess Iman and Jameel Thermiotis, at the family’s palace on the outskirts of Amman.

The princess, 26, was walked down the aisle by Prince Hussein. She wore a custom Dior white gown with a lace neckline and cuffs, accessorised with a trailing veil.

She also wore a diamond tiara reportedly owned by her grandmother, Princess Muna Al Hussein, mother of King Abdullah.

Members of the family congratulated the couple on social media following the ceremony.

“Iman, I pray this next chapter in your life brings you as much joy, love and laughter as you have brought us over the years,” Queen Rania wrote. “Congratulations to the bride and groom!”

Crown Prince Hussein shared a photo of him walking his sister down the aisle. “Grateful for all the precious memories we share and overjoyed to see you celebrate your wedding today,” he wrote. “I wish you, dear Iman and Jameel, a lifetime of blessings and happiness together.”

Updated: June 01, 2023, 6:38 AM