‘Immediately I lost 30k followers that I’d built over 8 years’
‘Immediately I lost 30k followers that I’d built over 8 years’

Holly O'Neill

This quaint, cedar-clad house in Wicklow is on the market for €1,495,000
This quaint, cedar-clad house in Wicklow is on the market for €1,495,000

Lauren Heskin

‘I was not prepared for how abandoned by friends I would feel after having a baby’
‘I was not prepared for how abandoned by friends I would feel after having a...

Sophie White

Here’s what to expect in seasons 3 and 4 of Netflix’s Bridgerton
Here’s what to expect in seasons 3 and 4 of Netflix’s Bridgerton

Jennifer McShane

Is the garden home office the future of working from home?
Is the garden home office the future of working from home?

Lauren Heskin

22 colourful kitchens that will convince you that bright is beautiful
22 colourful kitchens that will convince you that bright is beautiful

Lauren Heskin

Let’s admit it, our ability to separate self-worth from size remains dangerously distorted
Let’s admit it, our ability to separate self-worth from size remains dangerously distorted

Amanda Cassidy

Image / Editorial

Roald Dahl’s grandson marries Princess Raiyah of Jordan


by Jennifer McShane
08th Jul 2020
blank

British journalist Ned Donovan has married Princess Raiyah of Jordan (Raiyah bint Hussein) in an intimate ceremony in England


The first royal wedding of the year has taken place in accordance with the new rules in the UK, which since July 4th, say that wedding and civil partnership ceremonies can go ahead – as long social distancing measures remain in place.

Princess Raiyah of Jordan married British journalist Ned Donovan — the grandson of children’s book author Roald Dahl — in an intimate ceremony after Donovan proposed to the Princess in October last year after the pair met in India in 2018.

The 34-year-old princess explained she originally planned to tie the knot in April, but had to change her date due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Photo via: @Channel24

This marks the first royal wedding since the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Thank you all for your kind messages on our wedding,” Princess Raiyah tweeted. “While it was originally planned for April in Jordan, the pandemic derailed those plans and it was safer for my husband’s family to hold it in the UK. God willing we look forward to celebrating in Jordan once the situation allows.”

Photo via: @RaiyahHKJ

 The Princess – currently studying for a PhD in pre-modern Japanese literature at UCLA –  wore a traditional white long-sleeve wedding gown, featuring intricate floral beading and a floor-length veil paired with a diamond-encrusted headpiece.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by ???????? ????? ?????????.A.R.A (@arabianroyalagency) on

It was certainly a paired back wedding by royal standards; while the bride’s mother, Queen Noor, was in attendance, the ceremony was limited to four people (excluding the bride and groom) and under the new measures no food was consumed and there was no music.

Speaking of royal weddings, Princess Beatrice’s wedding was also set to take place at St James’s Palace on 29th May, which, due to the pandemic, has been postponed until further notice.

Main photograph: @RaiyahHKJ


Related: What you need to know about planning your post-Covid wedding, according to 4 wedding experts

Related: Your friends’ wedding may have been cancelled, but here’s why you should still send a gift now

Also Read

Rosanna Davidson and her twin boys
premium REAL-LIFE STORIES, PARENTHOOD
Rosanna Davidson: ‘I had sort of accepted that I was a girl who couldn’t have a baby herself’

For Mother's Day Lia Hynes sits down with Rosanna Davidson, whose exceptional journey into motherhood has given many hope.

By Lia Hynes

Women with MS who take medication, especially immunosuppressants, cannot become pregnant unless they come off medication.
premium HEALTH & WELLNESS, REAL-LIFE STORIES
I had to weigh up the possibility of losing my mind against losing my future children

Holograms of the children she may never have dance across Dearbhla Crosses' mind as an MS diagnosis and Covid-19 are unwelcome reminders of her biological clock ticking.

By Dearbhla Crosse

shells cafe
EDITORIAL
A Sligo cottage is transformed into a cool and cosy surfers’ haven

Still one of our favourite homes ever, the easy-breezy interiors...

By IMAGE Interiors & Living

Keith-_-Tara_130_Web Shantanu Starick painting kitchen cabinets
EDITORIAL
How to limit drips and brush strokes while painting kitchen cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets can be transformative and can be achieved relatively low-cost,...

By Amanda Kavanagh

blank
EDITORIAL
‘Social media’s obsession with filtering faces is a form of self-gaslighting’

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
AGENDA, EDITORIAL
TV presenter Kate Garraway’s husband ‘may never ‘have any kind of life’ after Covid battle

By Jennifer McShane

blank
EDITORIAL
Laura Whitmore’s baby name retaliation is about so much more than double standards

The Love Island presenter has divided social media after she...

By Amanda Cassidy