The 28-year-old Prince Hussein, named as heir by his father King Abdullah in 2009, tied the knot with Saudi architect Rajwa Al Saif, 29, who hails from a prominent family with links to her country’s ruling dynasty.
Jordan has long relied on Western support to shore up its economy, one of the world’s biggest per capita recipients of U.S and European aid, and observers hope the wedding will also bring it closer to the regional powerhouse on its southern border.
The banquet tables were studded with European and Asian royalty and senior U.S. figures too, including U.S. First Lady Jill Biden and Britain’s Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate.
Princess Beatrice also attended with her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, as did Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima.
Prince Mohammed last visited Jordan a year ago following years of tensions, also prompting hopes then that warmer ties would unlock more fulsome economic support.