Pictures Of The First Royal Wedding In The UK During The Pandemic Have Been Revealed — Princess Beatrice Might Change Her Mind After Seeing The Bride’s Stunning Dress And Headpiece

Princess Raiyah Of Jordan Faris Ned Donovan Married

It was the news that they had been waiting for. No weddings were allowed in England since late May due to the ongoing health crisis, but that changed on July 4th and Princess Raiyah of Jordan, (Raiyah bint Hussein), and her British journalist fiancé, Faris Ned Donovan, did not hesitate.

Earlier this week, Princess Raiyah and Donovan exchanged their vows in front of a very small group of family and friends — including the bride’s mother, Queen Noor, the widow of the late King Hussein of Jordan.

Several photos from the small yet exquisite ceremony have been shared online via Facebook and Instagram, and they showed that only four people attended the socially-distanced event.

Under the new guideline in place due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, no food, drink, and music were permitted at the intimate wedding.

The bride wore a gorgeous high-neck wedding gown and along with a veil. Her main accessory was a bejeweled headpiece that was made from one of her mother’s brooches.

Princess Raiyah, the half-sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan, and Donovan, the grandson of author Roald Dahl and actor Patricia Neal, got engaged in October 2019 after the pair met in India in 2018.

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Princess Raiyah Bint Al Hussein on Twitter ”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” الأميرة رايه بنت الحسين في تغريدة لها "شكرا لكم على تهنئتكم لنا بمناسبة زواجنا والذي كان مقررا عقده في الاردن في شهر نيسان/أبريل 2020. ولكن بسبب جائحة "كورونا" وللحفاظ على أمان عائلة زوجي المقيمين في بريطانيا، تقرر اقامة الحفل هناك. ‏ونحن نتطلع بإذن الله تعالى ان نحتفل معكم في الاردن عندما يسمح الوضع لذلك."(لمزيد من التفاصيل الرجاء متابعة المنشور السابق)

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Princess Raiyah obtained a master’s degree in Japanese studies from Edinburgh University in Scotland and later got a master’s degree in Japanese literature from Columbia University. She is now working on a Ph.D. candidate in pre-modern Japanese literature at UCLA.

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Jordan’s Princess Raiyah Bint Al Hussein wore this beautiful Sapphire headpiece for her wedding that took Place in UK. ⁣ ⁣ She altered her mother’s Queen Noor exquisite Sapphire brooch to act as a center piece for her headpiece and match it with simple Diamond Earrings. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ الأميرة راية بنت الحسين الاخت الصغرى للعاهل الأردني، ارتدت قطعة رأس مميزة تزينت بها يوم زفافها على الصحفي فارس نيد دونوفان، الأميرة راية استعارت قطعة من مجوهرات والدتها الملكة نور " بورش من الياقوت الأزرق" حيث استخدمته كقطعة مركزية لقطعة الرأس التى ارتدتها مع ‏أقراط بسيطة من الالماس. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ (ID| Instagram/jordansroyalfamily 📷| Tiara Mania

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Princess Raiyah took to Twitter to thank the well-wishers and revealed that the wedding ceremony was supposed to take place in Jordan.

She wrote: “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.”

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For her Daughter Wedding, Queen Noor choose to recycle this beautiful mint green Caftan, that Her Majesty previously wore for Takreem 2014 Awards in #Marrakech, #Morocco.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ الملكة نور الحسين تعيد أرتداء هذا القفطان الرائع لزفاف كريمتها الصغرى سموّ الأميرة راية، فقد ‏أرتدته جلالتها في حفل مؤسسة تكريم الذى أقيم بمدينة #مراكش، #المغرب بعام ٢٠١٤. ⁣ ⁣ الملكة نور معروفة بتكرار ملابسها في العديد من المناسبات. ⁣ ⁣ ‏(ID by @jordansroyalfamily)⁣

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One supporter reacted to the wedding by saying: “She’s very beautiful but the groom seems like he has just graduated from school.”

A second commenter added: “Her dress is so beautiful. Beautiful place & few beloved people what a dream wedding 😍.”

A third person decided to address the fact that the groom had to become a Muslim to marry his lady love and added: “Hmm, and why are Catholics / Orthodox Christians forever changing their faith to marry/marry Muslims? If Muslims refuse to accept Christianity, then it is logical and denied them to accept Islam.”

Princess Beatrice, the daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York, and fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi canceled their wedding, scheduled for May 29th.

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