Published: 2023-06-01 12:53
Last Updated: 2023-09-30 11:53
The long-awaited Royal Wedding day is finally here and people from all around the globe are tuning in to watch His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein and Miss Rajwa get married Thursday afternoon.
Here's what to expect:
Local, regional and global figures will come together to form a distinctive tapestry of society, resulting in a uniquely Jordanian royal event.
The couple will be married at Zahran Palace in an elegant religious ceremony befitting of a Hashemite descendant of the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him.
The couple will then move to Al Husseiniya Palace in a motorcade procession for the wedding reception, which will feature a diverse line-up of performers paying tribute to the Crown Prince’s military career, his bride’s Saudi Arabian heritage, and traditional Jordanian artistry.
At each of the wedding venues, guests will enjoy a distinctive setup incorporating simple modern decor merged with Islamic art, Jordanian handicrafts, and the country’s native flora.
The Crown Prince’s wedding will serve as a landmark historical moment for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and a touchstone in the country’s century-long story.
At the domestic level, it will provide the Jordanian people with an opportunity to come together around a joyous occasion, celebrate their national identity, and look ahead to the future of their country with pride.
On an international level, the event’s inclusive character and diverse guest list will serve as confirmation of Jordan’s unique role as a haven for peace and progress in the region, as well as King Abdullah II’s world-renowned reputation as a peacemaker and champion of diplomacy.
The royal wedding is a Jordanian celebration, but also a celebration of Jordan and the Jordanian people.As such, all related events were devised to honor and incorporate the public and to reflect and reinforce the values, traditions, and aspirations the nation’s people hold dear.
The marriage of Jordan’s heir to the throne lays the foundation for the next generation of the Royal Family and the perpetuation of the Jordanian Hashemite line. It is also an opportunity to tell Jordan’s story and offer a rare display of what a modern monarchy in the Middle East can be. Jordan has always promoted openness, modernity, and diversity while also preserving the heritage of the Hashemites and the traditions in which Jordan is rooted, earning the country a robust group of valued friends and allies the world over. With people from around the world joining in the celebration of the Crown Prince and Miss Rajwa’s union, the wedding will illustrate Jordan’s unique position as a country that values peace, strong friendships, and moderation.
Notably, June 1, 2023 has been declared a national holiday, with celebratory events hosted in all 12 of Jordan’s governorates to allow the nation’s people to take part in the festivities.
Wednesday, a royal banquet was held at the ‘Madareb Bani Hashem’ at the Royal Hashemite Court (RHC), in celebration of the Royal Wedding.
During the event, His Majesty King Abdullah II delivered a speech and presented HRH with the 'Sword of Justice and Defense.'
The dinner was attended by approximately 4,000 people.
On May 22, Her Majesty Queen Rania hosted a traditional Henna and dinner party, attended by more than 500 women from across the Kingdom.
The event featured performances by local singers, musicians, and folkloric dance groups. Henna artists were also on hand to apply intricate designs for guests using a natural temporary dye.
This pre-wedding tradition has been performed in the Middle East for centuries and is said to bring blessings to the couple’s union.