34-year-old Raiyah Bint Al Hussein, half-sister of King Jordan Abdullah II and Princess Haya, who escaped with her children from Dubai last summer from her 70-year-old husband, Mohammed Ibn Rashid al-Maktoum, married her 26-year-old the chosen one, British journalist and grandson of writer Roald Dahl, Ned Donovan.
The celebration took place yesterday in England, and only relatives and close couples attended it. On the small guest list was the mother of the bride and the Dowager Queen of Jordan, Nur al-Hussein, who is the fourth and last wife of the late Hussein Ibn Talal. Initially, the couple wanted to have a wedding in Jordan in April, but the coronavirus pandemic made adjustments to these plans.
“This plan had to be postponed due to a pandemic. It is also safer for my husband’s relatives to stay in the United Kingdom. When the situation stabilizes, we will celebrate our holiday once again already in Jordan,” Princess Raya wrote on her Twitter.