Princess Raya with husband Ned Donovan and mother Noor al-Hussein
the 34-year-old Raya bint al-Hussein, sister of Jordan’s king Abdullah II and Princess Haya, last summer, escaped with the children from Dubai from his 70-year-old wife, the Sheikh of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, married his 26-year-old darling, a British journalist and grandson of writer Roald Dahl, ned Donovan.
the Celebration took place yesterday in England, and was attended by only relatives and friends of the couple. In the small guest list was a mother of the bride and the Dowager Queen Noor of Jordan, al-Hussein, which is the fourth and last wife of the late Hussein bin Talal. Initially the couple wanted to get married in Jordan in April, however, the pandemic coronavirus made their adjustments to these plans.
Princess Raya and ned Donovan
the plan had to be postponed because of the pandemic. Also for relatives of my husband’s now safer to remain in the United Kingdom. When the situation stabiliziruemost, we will celebrate our holiday again already in Jordan,
— written by Princess Raya, in his Twitter account.
About the engagement of Princess Raya and journalist ned Donovan became known in early November last year. In order to marry his beloved, grandson of the writer Roald Dahl before the wedding, he converted to Islam and changed his name, which now sounds like Faris ned Donovan. It is known that after the wedding, the couple plan to live in Jordan.
At the moment, the daughter of the former king Hussein of Jordan completes his studies at the University of California in Los Angeles. Previously Princess Raya graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland with a master’s degree in Japanese language, as well as Columbia University in new York with a master’s degree in Japanese literature. Her partner, a former reporter for The Times, before the wedding he worked in the Indian capital new Delhi.