Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan has shared a sweet selfie with his wife Princess Rajwa Al-Saif to mark the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha.
Taking to Instagram, the future King of Jordan posted a photograph showing the royal couple – who were married on June 1 at Zahran Palace – seated outside at a dining table, dressed in casual clothing.
Beaming Prince Hussein, 29, looks low-key in a blue T-shirt, while his equally grinning wife opts for a pink and white patterned shirt in the snap.
They sent their well wishes to those celebrating the holiday, with the caption reading in English: ‘On behalf of Rajwa and myself, Adha mubarak to you and your families!’
Eid al-Adha is the second Eid in the Islamic calendar, after Eid ul-Fitr in April, and was celebrated by millions of Muslims across the UK and the rest of world.
Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan has shared a sweet selfie with his wife Princess Rajwa Al-Saif to mark the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha
The ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ is celebrated on slightly different dates across the world because it is based on the lunar calendar rather than the solar, Gregorian calendar.
A new crescent moon indicating the start of the next Islamic month is what determines the holiday’s date, with Eid ul-Adha commencing on the tenth day of that month – Dhul Hijjah.
Because the UK does not have an official recognised moon sighting committee, many Muslims in Britain rely on Saudi Arabia as the leading authority in moonsighting, whilst some follow the sighting of the nearest Muslim country and others adhere to the the UK’s own sightings.
Saudi officials declared the start of Dhul Hijjah on the night of June 18. As a result, Eid there started on the night of June 27.
Some mosques celebrated Eid on June 29 however, as the moonsighting in the UK was not until a day later.
Eid ul-Adha lasts for three days. This year it ended on July 30 or July 1 depending on when it started. The prince’s post was shared on Saturday.
Shortly after his wedding, Crown Prince Hussein dubbed his new wife the ‘light of his life’ as he thanked the public for their outpouring of love on his special day.
Taking to Instagram , the future King of Jordan posted a photograph showing the royal couple – who were married on June 1 at Zahran Palace (pictured) – seated outside at a dining table, dressed in casual clothing
Crown Prince Hussein gazes lovingly at his bride Rajwa Al Saif in the grounds of Zahran Palace in Amman following their ceremony
The future King of Jordan married high-flying architect Rajwa Al Saif, 29, in an intimate ceremony at Zahran Palace in Amman.
Following this short service, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania hosted a lavish reception at the Al Husseiniya Palace, which was attended by more than 1,700 guests – including the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Following his wedding, the newlywed shared a gushing post with his 4.3m followers – thanking them for their support on his big day.
The Prince posted a picture of him and Rajwa standing in the grounds of Zahran Palace and gazing lovingly at one another.
While Hussein looked dapper in his military uniform, the bride was a vision in a custom-made Ellie Saab gown.
The groom gushed: ‘God has blessed me with Rajwa, the light of my life and my lifelong companion. May our marriage bring us both peace and warmth. I pray that God continues to bless us.
The groom gushed that his new wife is the ‘light of his life’ as he thanked the public for their outpouring of support
Following the wedding, the newlyweds emerged in a custom-made Range Rover, escorted by several bright red Land Rovers, motorcycles and a military marching band
Queen Rania of Jordan took to Instagram to share a sweet selection of photographs from the wedding of her son Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan and his new wife Rajwa (pictured)
‘I could not be more thankful to God for the countless blessings He has granted me today, and to Rajwa for everything she is to me.’
Speaking to Vogue Arabia earlier this year, Crown Prince Hussein revealed they were introduced by a friend who also attended the exclusive King’s Academy in Jordan.
He said: ‘I met Rajwa through an old friend from school. I consider myself lucky because it is not every day you meet someone like Rajwa.’
What’s more, Hussein’s mother Queen Rania, 52, also posted a collection of images of her photogenic family throughout the lavish celebrations.
‘Congratulations, Hussein and Rajwa! A beautiful evening celebrating with friends and family,’ she captioned the pictures.
Taking to her social media account , the wife of King Abdullah II (pictured with her son), 52, posted a collection of images of her photogenic family throughout the lavish celebrations, which were attended by the Prince and Princess of Wales
Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa Al Saif greet Britain’s Prince and Princess of Wales
Kate dazzled in the ‘Georgia’ from Jenny Packham – a gold, shimmering, long-sleeved gown costing around £5,000, paired with what appeared to be the lover’s knot tiara
Crown Prince Hussein and his new wife Raa kicked off their extravagant celebrations by jumping into a customized white open-top Range Rover before tucking into a seven-tier cake.
It was one of the biggest weddings of the season so far, with the ceremony being watched by a star-studded guest list, including the members of Europe’s royal families, foreign dignitaries and celebrities.
Following the ceremony, the newlyweds emerged in a custom-made Range Rover, escorted by several bright red Land Rovers, motorcycles and a military marching band.
King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan proudly watched as their son was wed during an Islamic ceremony known as a ‘katb ktab’ held in a gazebo and conducted by the Royal Hashemite Court Imam Dr Ahmed Al Khalaileh.
Amongst those attending were the Prince and Princess of Wales, as well as Princess Beatrice and her husband.
William and Kate, both 41, Beatrice, 34, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 39, appeared overjoyed as they watched the nuptials of Sandhurst graduate Hussein and Saudi Arabian-born architect Rajwa, also 28, in the garden of the Zahran Palace.
The Princess of Wales – who lived in Jordan for a short period during her childhood – led the glamorous guests at the event in a blush pink lace dress also by Elie Saab.
Princess Beatrice, meanwhile, wore a silver sequined gown from British label Needle & Thread for the occasion.
In a touching nod to Queen Elizabeth, the newly married couple left the wedding for their reception in a 1984 Range Rover which was specially customised for her visit to the country.
Other guests at the glittering reception included Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander and their eldest daughter Princess Amalia; Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden and Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein.