Wedding bells are ringing for Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah and fiancée Rajwa Al-Saif. On Saturday, the Royal Hashemite Court announced that the couple is set to tie the knot on June 1, 2023, officially.
“The Royal Hashemite Court extends its sincere congratulations to Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah on this occasion,” read the statement accompanied by a photo of the husband and wife-to-be. “And wishes His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II and Miss Rajwa Khalid Alseif a lifetime of happiness.” The royal nuptials will take place only a few days before King Abdullah and Queen Rania would celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on June 10.
The Crown Prince’s engagement to Saudi citizen Al-Saif was announced in August, 2022, after the ceremony took place in Riyadh in the presence of both families at the bride-to-be’s home in Riyadh. “I didn’t think it was possible to hold so much joy in my heart! Congratulations to my eldest Prince Hussein and his beautiful bride-to-be, Rajwa,” shared Queen Rania via social media alongside pictures from the memorable day.
Al Saif was born in Riyadh to Khalid bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz al-Saif and Azza bint Nayef Abdulaziz Ahmed al-Sudairi on April 28 in 1994, and is the youngest of four siblings, according to Roya News. The 28-year-old received her secondary education in Saudi Arabia, prior to leaving for New York to complete her higher education at the College of Architecture at Syracuse University.
The year 2022 also saw the engagement of Crown Prince Hussein’s sister, Princess Iman to Jameel Alexander Thermiotis, a financier of Greek descent.