The Prince and Princess of Wales have made a shock go to to Jordan to attend the marriage of the nation’s Crown Prince and his Saudi Arabian bride.
Prince William and Kate have been amongst a bunch of overseas royalty attending the nuptials of the inheritor to the throne, Crown Prince Hussein, 28, and 29-year-old architect Rajwa Alseif.
The ceremony obtained underneath approach on Thursday at Amman’s Zahran Palace, the identical venue chosen by the Crown Prince’s father, King Abdullah II, and his grandfather, the late King Hussein, for his or her weddings.
The British royals’ journey to Jordan was not introduced prematurely, with their arrival confirmed by Jordanian state media a couple of hours earlier than the beginning of the palace ceremony.
The King and Queen of the Netherlands in addition to US First Girl Jill Biden have mentioned they can even attend.
The ceremony began with a few of the similar options as earlier ceremonies, together with a motorcade of pink Land Rovers escorting the couple via the streets of the capital to the ceremony.
Crowds have been gathering at websites with enormous screens set to livestream the marriage throughout the nation, with many individuals waving flags and decked out within the white-and-red checkered scarves worn by Jordan’s ruling household, the Hashemites.