King Hussein of Jordan is celebrating the Silver Jubilee of his reign Marking the 25 year since his accession to the throne of the ancient Hashemite Kingdom.
King Hussein of Jordan is celebrating the Silver Jubilee of his reign Marking the 25 year since his accession to the throne of the ancient Hashemite Kingdom. One of the highlights of his year has been the marriage of his eldest daughter Princess Alia. On Monday (11 July) a Royal celebration was held in Amman to mark the wedding.
King Hussein has been married three times. His first marriage to Princess Dina of Saudi Arabia, in 1955 produced two children, Princess Alia, and Prince Abdullah. His second marriage to English born Miss Antoinette Gardner, Princess Muna, resulted in the birth of Prince Feisal, and twin daughters Princess Zein and Aisha. His last wife, Princess Alia, was the mother of 3 year old daughter Princess Haya. Princess Alia was killed in a helicopter crash in Amman in February of this year. She was married to the King in 1972. Princess Abir is the King's adopted daughter.
SYNOPSIS: Princess Alia and Nasser Mirza were married and had their reception at Raghadan Palace which was built by the bride's grandfather, King Abdullah.
Among those received by King Hussein were former King Constantine of Greece and an assemblage of 1500 international guests. The celebrations were timed to coincide with the bride's graduation from Jordan University where she is undertaking Islamic studies. She is the first member of the Royal family to attend the national university.
The bridal party included the King's other daughters, Zein, Aisha, Haya and Abir, and four nieces.
The Princess and her husband greeted their guests in royal style. The bride wore a full-sleeved gown designed by Patou. The entire wedding party was dressed by this popular French designer.
Receiving the guests with the King was his former queen and first wife, Princess Dina, who is the bride's mother. Also in party were the groom's parents, Mr and Mrs Wasfi Mirza. Mr Mirza is former minister of Jordan's Jarkas Minority Party. premier Badran and other government ministers, international diplomats and the family's friends congratulated the couple. Princess Alia and her husband will honeymoon in Florida in the United States.