Rajwa, the Saudi who will marry the Prince of Jordan Hussein

Rajwa, the Saudi who will marry the Prince of Jordan Hussein

Hussein, the eldest son of King Abdallah and Queen Rania, is engaged to a Saudi girl of the same age. Greetings from Mohammed Bin Salman

He fitted the diamond and sapphire ring to her ring finger and gently held her hand. Beaming with happiness, she followed her husband-to-be’s gesture with bated breath, perhaps to prolong this magical moment as much as possible. Prince Hussein of Jordan, eldest son of King Abdallah and Queen Rania – at the time the most glamorous couple in the Middle East – is officially engaged to Rajwa Khaled bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz Al Saif.

He is 28 years old and will be the next ruler of the Hashemite Kingdom.
She, the same-aged daughter of a wealthy Saudi businessman who grew up between her hometown of Riyadh and New York, where she studied architecture at Syracuse University, will serve as his new queen.

I didn’t think it was possible to have so much joy in my heart! Happy birthday to my Prince Hussein and his beautiful bride-to-be Rajwa, his mother-in-law Rania wrote on her Instagram profile. And again, I can’t wait to welcome my new daughter to the family.

Congratulations also from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who called King Abdallah to wish the couple happiness and well.

The couple-to-be then posed for the usual photos and, curiously enough, for the official picture of the engagement – all taking place at their father’s palace in fiery Riyadh – which turned out to be a reflection of Prince William of England and Kate: dark suit for him, blue chiffon dress for her. Incidence?

Who knows, sure that this connection does not only speak about the love between two young people from an excellent family. A wedding between the heir to the Jordanian throne and a daughter of Saudi Arabia symbolizes the new political ties that will shape the future of a strategic region for the whole world but riddled with never-ending tensions and hostilities.

Hussein, eponymous nephew of the king who signed the peace with Israel – a giant of politics – belongs to the Hashemite dynasty, which has a lineage link with the prophet Mohammed and held custody of Israel’s major holy sites before his expulsion by the Saudis Islam in Mecca and Medina.

As we see, the feeling that blossomed between these two young people – symbols of a rapidly changing Middle East – will be fruitful not only for family and clan alliances (in any case still the founding core of the various nations), but also of projects they will focus on is the effective modernization of Arab reality.

And not only that: if the Abrahamic agreements opened up scenarios that seemed unimaginable a few years ago, the convergence of two pillars of stability in the region will only facilitate its growth.

08/19/2022 (change 08/19/2022 | 11:09 am)