The first Royal Wedding since COVID-19
On July 7, The Royal Hashemite Court announced the wedding of Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein with British writer and journalist Faris Ned Donovan in the United Kingdom.
The couple’s wedding was planned for April in Jordan but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With the blessings of HM King Abdullah II, Her Royal Highness Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein married Mr Faris Ned Donovan, in the United Kingdom.”Statement from The Royal Hashemite Court
Thank you all for your kind messages on our wedding!While it was originally planned for April in Jordan, the pandemic derailed those plans and it was safer for my husband’s family to hold it in the UK. God willing we look forward to celebrating in Jordan once the situation allows pic.twitter.com/moCMSOxZxp— Raiyah bint Al-Hussein (@RaiyahHKJ) July 7, 2020
Princess Raiyah bint Hussein (34) was born 9 February 1986 as the youngest daughter of King Hussein of Jordan (1935 – 1999) and Queen Noor (born Lisa Najeeb Halaby). The Princess is a half-sister to King Abdullah II of Jordan.
“With the blessings of HM King Abdullah II, Her Royal Highness Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein married Mr Faris Ned Donovan, in the United Kingdom.” Statement said pic.twitter.com/FmFoOvpcsD— Arabian Royal Agency (@ARoyalAgency) July 7, 2020
The groom Faris Ned Donovan (26) is the son of English author and former actress Tessa Dahl and Patrick Donovan, a businessman and son of an Australian diplomat.
Through her mother, Ned is grandson of Roald Dahl (1916 – 1990), a British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot. Dahl books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.
For her wedding, Princess Radiyah looked stunning in a high-necked, long-sleeved gown with a floral lace overlay.
Princess Raiyah has chosen to wear Queen Noor’s Diamond and Sapphire Brooch as the central element of her Headpiece-Bandeau Tiara.
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Queen Noor’s Diamond and Sapphire Brooch.Embed from Getty Images
The wedding was held in accordance with lockdown regulations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Her Majesty Queen Noor, Jordan’s Ambassador to the United Kingom Omar Nahar, and the Donovan family attended the ceremony.
Princess Raiyah and Ned Donovan met in India in 2018. The Royal Hashemite Court announced their engagement on 5 November 2019.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Raiyah and mother Queen Noor of Jordan with Erin Laneti in New York in 2019.
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