The wedding banquet for newlyweds Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan and Rajwa Al Saif was attended by foreign royals, including the Prince and Princess of Wales, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, and King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, and Princess Catharina-Amalia. The banquet was a blend of formalities, diplomatic aspects, and wedding traditions. Kate wore a pink sequin gown by Jenny Packham, accessorized with the Lover’s Knot tiara, and royal orders. Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, also attended the banquet. Beatrice wore a Needle & Thread dress for the ceremony and a blush Reem Acra gown with fluted sleeves for the evening. Beatrice wore her mother, Sarah, Duchess of York’s tiara for the first time since her wedding in 2020. Queen Maxima wore a lace gown with the Stuart tiara, while Princess Catharina-Amalia wore a red dress with the Ruby Peacock Tiara.
The Royal Wedding Ceremony and Reception
William and Kate were among the 140 guests who witnessed the wedding ceremony between Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa in the gardens at Zahran Palace in Amman. William wore a navy suit, while Kate wore a blush pink Elie Saab dress. Rajwa wore a custom Elie Saab gown with a fitted bodice, an asymmetric neckline, a new diamond tiara, and an embroidered veil. Rajwa’s mother-in-law, Queen Rania, wore an elegant black Dior dress with gold detailing. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds traveled from Zahran Palace to Al Husseiniya Palace for their wedding reception in a procession known as the Red Motorcade, consisting of eight armed Land Rover vehicles and 11 motorcycles. Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Rajwa used a Range Rover specially designed for Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh’s official visit to Jordan in 1984. The reception had over 1,700 guests and featured local and regional singers, a choir, Jordanian bands, the national orchestra, and folk dance troupes. The reception concluded with the bride and groom cutting the wedding cake.
The Arrival of the Prince and Princess of Wales
As the Prince and Princess of Wales arrived at the ceremony, they shared a warm interaction with King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. The couple also greeted the newlyweds after the service, with William hugging Crown Prince Hussein, while Kate appeared to be admiring Princess Rajwa’s wedding dress. Kate’s pink sequin gown by Jenny Packham and Princess Beatrice’s tiara were the highlights of the event.