Prince Rashid bin El Hassan of Jordan and Zeina Shaban
July 22, 2011
Prince Rashid is the son of Jordan's Prince Hassan bin Talal and Princess Sarvath El Hassan. His bride, Zeina, is a table tennis champion who represented Jordan in both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.
Duchess of Cambridge these days, for me, this one most closely resembles Princess Claire's wedding gown with its lace overlay top. And that's a good thing, since Claire's gown has a spot on my 10 favorite royal wedding gowns, though this one doesn't seem to be quite as elegantly executed.
Their wedding at Basman Palace attracted quite the royal crowd.
Even more royal spotting fun can be found in the group picture:
It's useful here to note that the groom's parents were Crown Prince and Princess of Jordan for many years while King Hussein ruled. (Prince Hassan was King Hussein's brother; the King switched his heir to Abdullah just before he died.) As such, they were Jordan's chief representatives at many international events, and one can assume they developed ties with many European royal families. The Jordanian royal family on the whole has close relationships with a few of the other royal families, so perhaps this accounts for such a major turnout.
What did you think of Princess Zeina's wedding gown?
Photos: Hola/Reuters/Daylife/Ammon News/Hoymujer