Princess Iman, daughter of King Abdullah of Jordan and Queen Rania, married, last weekend, a financier from a prominent Greek family, in a private ceremony that was attended by some royals from the Gulf and family friends.
The bride, 26, and Jameel Alexander Thermiotis, 28, read a verse from the Koran after signing the marriage document in front of the monarch, moments that were broadcast live on state television.
Iman chose a bespoke white Dior dress, with a lace neckline and cuffs, which she completed with a long veil. Among the jewels displayed, eyes focused on the diamond tiara that would have belonged to her grandmother, Princess Muna Al Hussein, mother of King Abdullah II. The groom, a Venezuelan of Greek descent who works as a financier in New York, opted for a suit with a gray vest.
“Congratulations my dear Iman. Your smile has always been a gift of love that I have cherished since the day you were born. I wish you and Jameel a life full of love and laughter,” wrote his mother, Queen Rania, on the social networks.
Iman’s engagement to Thermiotis had been announced last summer, but the wedding date was set only last week.
King Abdullah’s eldest son, Crown Prince Hussein, who walked his sister down the aisle, will marry Rajwa Al Saif, the youngest daughter of Saudi businessman Khaled Al Saif, on 1 June.
The ruling Hashemite monarchy enjoys solid support in a kingdom that escaped the upheaval that swept the Middle East relatively unscathed.