Jordanian Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II enjoyed a pre-wedding celebration on Wednesday joined by friends and family.
The celebrations were hosted by his cousin Jordan’s Prince Omar bin Faisal. The groom’s younger brother, Prince Hashem, close relatives, and military comrades also attended the celebration.
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The men celebrated the crown prince with traditional songs and dances.
The crown prince wore traditional attire that included the red Jordanian shemagh (headscarf), a thobe with the bisht on top.
He took to Instagram to thank his relatives and friends for the “memorable pre-wedding bash.”
Prince Al Hussein then headed to a dinner hosted by his father, King Abdullah II, celebrating with thousands of other Jordanians.
The crown prince, who is set to wed Saudi national Rajwa Al Saif on Thursday, later headed to a dinner hosted by his father, King Abdullah II, where they celebrated with thousands of other Jordanians at Madareb Bani Hashem, at the Royal Hashemite Court.
The dinner, which according to Al Mamlaka TV saw around 4,000 people in attendance, was preceded by various traditional performances including miliary acts.
King Abdullah II addressed the crowds, welcoming them and wishing Prince Al Hussein happiness with the start of the new chapter of his life.
The king then gifted the groom a Hashemite sword with a Quranic verse engraved on it and is said to be replica of the founding King Abdullah bin Al Hussein’s sword.
The long-awaited Jordanian royal wedding will see the bride and groom tie the knot surrounded by friends and family and dignitaries from around the world. US first lady Jill Biden and several royals from around the world have confirmed attendance, among them the king and queen of the Netherlands.
Pre-royal wedding celebrations across Jordan kicked off since last week, with Queen Rania hosting a traditional henna party for the bride. A concert to celebrate the occasion was held earlier this week and Thursday was declared a public holiday in Jordan.
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