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King hosts dinner banquet in celebration of Crown Prince wedding at Madareb Bani Hashem

By JT - Jun 01,2023 - Last updated at Jun 01,2023

His Majesty King Abdullah with HRH Prince Hassan during the dinner banquet hosted at Madareb Bani Hashem, at the Royal Hashemite Court, on the occasion of HRH Crown Prince Hussein’s wedding, on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

  • His Majesty says Madareb Bani Hashem are the home of all Jordanians 
  • His Majesty presents Hashemite sword to Crown Prince

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday held a dinner banquet at Madareb Bani Hashem, at the Royal Hashemite Court, for guests from across the Kingdom, on the occasion of HRH Crown Prince Hussein’s wedding.

King Abdullah welcomed the guests to the dinner banquet, attended by HRH Prince Hassan and Royal family members, saying that Madareb Bani Hashem are the home of all Jordanians and thanking them for sharing in the joy.

His Majesty said the joy of celebrating Al Hussein is complete with the presence of all the invitees, recalling the birth of Crown Prince Hussein 28 years ago.

The King expressed pride in the Crown Prince, commending his determination and ambition for his nation, and his love and dedication to his people.

His Majesty prayed for His Royal Highness’ success, thanking the guests and all Jordanians for sharing in the celebration.

During the event, which hosted more than 4,000 men, His Majesty presented the Crown Prince with an exact replica of a historic sword from the Bani Hashem tribe, from whom the Hashemite family descends.

Jordan’s most famous dish, mansaf, which was recently inscribed into UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list, was served in line with local customs.

The event celebrated Jordan’s rich heritage and diverse culture, as well as the traditions of the Royal Hashemite Family.

The banquet featured a number of musical and cultural performances inspired by Jordan’s rich cultural heritage, beginning with a performance by the Silent Infantry, a recitation of Nabataean poetry and a musical oud performance.

Crown Prince Hussein donned an outfit inspired by his classical Arab heritage, a point of pride for all Jordanians. His attire consisted of the red-and-white checkered Jordanian headdress, known as the Shemagh, as well as the Jordanian Thoub topped with a Nassiya or Jubbah overcoat. The Crown Prince also wore a dark-coloured woolen Abayah featuring golden brocaded details, as well as a leather pistol belt bearing golden embroidery.

The Shemagh the Crown Prince wore during the Madareb Bani Hashem event was gifted to him by Tarfa Obeidat, an 83-year-old woman, who hemmed the headdress herself and recently presented it to His Royal Highness as a wedding gift.

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