Lalla Soukaïna of Morocco and Mohammed El Mehdi Regragui celebrated their marriage on 28 May with a traditional evening wedding ceremony at her mother's private residence.Given thatit has been 12 years since King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma tied the knot, the celebration was the royal wedding of the decade.
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In keeping with Moroccan tradition, which dictates that a second round of festivities takes place months after a couple have married, the event followed Lalla Soukaïna and Mehdi Regragui's marriage on 11 October 2013.
Lalla Soukaïna, 28, whose mother isPrincess Lalla Meryem
, is niece to Morocco's current king Mohammed VI and granddaughter to the late King Hassan II.Ten facts about Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco
The ceremony was also significant as it isthe first wedding of the second generation of the late king
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Lalla Soukaïna and Mehdi Regragui's nuptials were the perfect chance for the family to spend time together andphotos from the emotional reception show the king happy, relaxed and smiling
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The menu was a typical Moroccan festive dinner and included an assortment of Moroccan salads and starters, mechoui, fish with olives and traditional pastries, all accompanied by mint tea, ginger juice and almond milk.