Celebrations in Jordan
Jordan is in celebration: on June 1st, in fact, Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II married at 28 years old his Saudi fiancee Rajwa Khaled Al-Seif, daughter of a well-known entrepreneur and graduated in architecture from Syracuse University in New York, and one year older than him. The son of Queen Rania of Jordan and King Abdullah gathered in Amman the crowned heads of the world, who just a few weeks ago reunited for the coronation of Charles III. The new sovereign of the United Kingdom sent as his ambassadors the firstborn William and his wife Kate. Also present at the wedding were the Dutch royals, Willem-Alexander and Maxima, with their daughter, Princess Catharina-Amalia; King Philip of Belgium; the Queen of Bhutan Jetsun and Princess Eeuphelma; the Japanese Princesses Hisakoa and Tsuguko; Prince and Princess Hereditary of Denmark Frederik and Mary; Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg; the heir to the Swedish throne Victoria and Prince Daniel and Prince Hereditary Haakon of Norway. Among the guests at the wedding were also heads of state and families, including US First Lady Jill Biden, Iraq’s President Abdul Latif Rashid and Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
Exactly thirty years ago there was a wedding in Jordan of the current rulers, among the most beloved of the Arab countries. Same places, same tradition: the heir to the throne Hussein followed in the footsteps of his parents while striving to bring his people into an era of modernity. Many of the guests, in fact, belong to his generation and represent the royal future of the world. Even if the future Queen of Jordan Rajwa does not have blue blood, she is still related to the Saudi royal family from her mother’s side and represents a bright future: educated, refined and with personality, she hopes to imitate the example of her mother-in-law Rania, starting from an unconventional wardrobe.
Frenzy for the Awaited Wedding
The Petra news agency commented step by step the sumptuous royal wedding, between receptions and historical rites that last for days. Just think of the ten-kilometer procession (escorted by heavily armed soldiers). The Hashemite heir to the throne of Jordan followed in the footsteps of his father and the presence or absence of certain representatives of the Arab nations of the world will be crucial in the coming hours to understand the geopolitical strategies of the region. After all, Queen Rania of Jordan is of Palestinian origin and her firstborn Iman got married in March to the financier Jameel Alexander Thermiotis. The frenzy for this awaited wedding at one point also mixed fake news with official news and it was talked about for a certain period celebrations in Sardinia (never happened) and a guest list that also included (falsely) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.