Crown Prince of Jordan, Al Hussein bin Abdullah married Saudi Arabian citizen Rajwa Al Saif on Thursday (1/6/2023). Photo/Al Arabiya
AMMAN – Crown Prince of Jordan Al Hussein bin Abdullah married a citizen Arab Saudi Rajwa Al Saif on Thursday (1/6/2023) in a ceremony held at the Zahran Palace in Amman.
Reporting from Al Arabiya, Friday (2/6/2023), the bride and groom were married surrounded by friends and family as well as dignitaries including the first lady of the United States (US) Jill Biden, Prince William of England and his wife Kate, and Sheikha Moza bint Nasser from Qatar. Members of the Belgian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch and Japanese royal families also attended.
The new royal couple then departed in a special “Red Motorcade” across Amman to Al Husseiniya Palace. The palace complex is home to the office of King Abdullah II.
The pair were escorted by a military band as they made their way through the streets of the capital.
Hussein and al-Saif stood on the open roof and waved to the residents standing by the roadside, cheering their congratulations.
The Red Corridor has its roots in the country’s founder, King Abdullah I, who would arrive at important events on a white cavalcade of horses accompanied by riders wearing blue pants and red blazers.
Today, the motorcade consists of eight bright red Land Rovers and 11 of the motorcycles used on special occasions.
Members of the convoy wear the full Jordanian military uniform and the national red and white checkered headdress, known in Arabic as the shemagh.
The crowd gathered at large screens set to live stream the wedding across the country, with many waving flags and wearing the white-and-red checkered scarves worn by Jordan’s ruling family, the Hashemites.