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Watch: Princess Kate and Prince William's first reaction to Rajwa's striking wedding dress

The Prince and Princess of Wales were among many royals who witnessed the ceremony at Zahran Palace

Prince William talking to Rajwa after marrying Prince Hussein
Nichola Murphy
Nichola MurphyWeddings Editor
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Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan's bride Princess Rajwa made quite the entrance at her wedding, which took place in the gardens of Zahran Palace in Amman.

The Saudi architect, 29, walked down the aisle arm-in-arm with her brother-in-law Prince Hashem in a custom Elie Saab wedding dress – and it left quite the impression on the Prince of Princess of Wales, who were among the 140 guests invited to witness the ceremony.

Rajwa al Said in asymmetric white wedding dress with bouquet and flowers© RHC JO
Rajwa was resplendent in custom Elie Saab

Rajwa looked stunning in a fitted white column gown with an asymmetric neckline, a ruched bodice and a long embroidered train attached to the waist. She finished off her look with a flowing tulle veil, drop silver earrings and a sparkling tiara, styling her hair half-up in cascading waves and accentuating her flawless complexion with a subtle blush and pink lips. 

Rajwa al saif at jordan royal wedding in elie saab custom gown© RHC JO
The bride wore flat pointed toe shoes

As she made her way down the aisle, surrounded by the likes of Princess Beatrice and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, each guest was given their first look at her modern bridal gown. Two people who could not hide their reaction were Prince William and Princess Kate who spoke to the bride and groom after their ceremony – take a look at the video below.

WATCH: The Prince and Princess of Wales react to Rajwa's incredible wedding dress

Crown Prince Hussein also looked dapper in his black uniform inspired by the one worn by his father King Abdullah II, while Queen Rania greeted guests in a black gown with gold detailing by Dior

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Prince William and Kate talking to Prince Hussein and Rajwa after the wedding© The National News
Prince William and Princess Kate spoke to the bride and groom following the ceremony

Meanwhile, Kate opted for a blush pink gown by Elie Saab – the same designer responsible for the bride's wedding dress – with lace details. She styled her hair in bouncy curls and sported her usual natural makeup, and William wore a navy suit with a blue patterned tie.

Following their ceremony, the newlyweds, who announced their engagement in August 2022, travelled from Zahran Palace to Al Husseiniya Palace for their wedding reception in a procession known as the Red Motorcade. The Motorcade consists of eight bright red armed Land Rover vehicles and 11 motorcycles, but on special occasions, horse and camel riders join the line-up and the Jordan Armed Forces Musical Band plays military music on bagpipes.

Princess Kate looked beautiful in Elie Saab while Prince William was dapper in a suit© RHC JO
Princess Kate looked beautiful in Elie Saab while Prince William was dapper in a suit

Unlike their daytime reception, this celebration is expected to see 1,700 guests gather for performances by local and regional singers, as well as a choir, Jordanian bands, the national orchestra and folk dance troupes.

Princess Rajwa and Prince Hussein during their wedding ceremony© Royal Hashemite Court
Princess Rajwa and Prince Hussein got married at Zahran Palace

This will be followed by a wedding banquet at Al Husseiniya Palace, which the palace says "will combine the formalities and diplomatic aspects of a state banquet with the joyous celebration and traditions of a wedding ceremony".

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