Prince Rashid of Jordan Weds Miss Zeina Shaban

  July 24, 2011 at 6:05 am by

After a one year engagement, HRH Prince Rashid bin Al Hassan of Jordan married today his fiancée, the former Jordanian table tennis player Miss Zeina Shaban.

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The ceremony, which took place at Basman Palace, was followed by a reception held by the groom’s cousin, HM King Abdullah II of Jordan, in presence of his parents, Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath, Queen Rania, Queen Noor, members of the Royal Family and the bride’s parents.

The wedding was also attended by number of foreign royal guests, including Queen Sofia of Spain, King Hamad of Bahrain, The Duke of Edinburgh and Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, as well as senior officials and members of the Shaban family.

Prince Rashid, who is currently serving in the Jordanian Army, was born in 1979 and has been educated in the UK and Jordan. He is the only son among Jordan’s former Crown Prince, Hassan Bin Tala, and his wife’s four children.

In addition to the table tennis, the 23 year-old bride, now Her Royal Highness Princess Zeina of Jordan, was also a gymnast in her childhood. She was named as Jordan’s top athlete for 2003, and was awarded the prestigious King Hussein Medal for Achievement in 2004.

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4 Responses to Prince Rashid of Jordan Weds Miss Zeina Shaban

  1. Karim Virani says:

    Wish you a many returns of the day may Allah bless the couple with lots of barakaat long and prosperous life. Aameen

  2. Rob says:

    Why would the Duke of Edinburgh be there?

  3. JessRulz says:

    As the groom’s father, Prince Hassan, was the Crown Prince of Jordan for more than 30 years, he attended many European events as the Jordanian representative. Prince Hassan therefore is likely to have good-standing relationships with many of the European royals, which is why there was such a large turnout for this wedding.

  4. Rob says:

    thanks….yes I understand that there would be a large turnout…..just seems a bit odd that the oldest (age) and a very senior member of the British Royal Family attended the wedding of someone so young. I suppose the Duke is a personal friend of the family. I did not see his attendance mentioned in the British Court Circular.

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