Princess Iman of Jordan gave a touching nod to her parent’s wedding day as she took part in her henna ceremony yesterday ahead of her own nuptials on Sunday.
Princess Iman, 25, is the second-born child of Queen Rania, 51, and King Abdullah II, 60, and is due to marry her partner Jameel Alexander Thermiotis on March 12.
It was announced last July that Princess Iman was engaged to Venezuela-born Jameel, who is around two years older than the princess and works as a Managing Partner for a Venture Capital fund based in New York.
And last night celebrations began, as Queen Rania hosted a henna party for her daughter.
The bride donned an embroidered white dress by Reema Dahbour, a Jordanian-Palestinian fashion designer, which she paired with the same white and gold belt Queen Rania wore for her own wedding to King Abdullah II in 1993.
Princess Iman of Jordan, 25, gave a touching nod to her parent’s wedding day as she took part in her henna ceremony yesterday ahead of her own nuptials on Sunday
Last night celebrations began as Queen Rania hosted a henna party for her daughter (pictured, Queen Rania with Princess Aisha bint Hussein, Princess Iman bint Abdullah, Princess Muna al-Hussein and Princess Zein bint Hussein)
In photographs released from the event, Princess Iman looked elegant in the white gown.
The Princess wore her hair in loose waves around her face, and opted for a touch of eyeliner for the occasion.
Meanwhile Queen Rania donned a warm red ensemble for the occasion, holding hands with guests and offering her daughter a warm hug.
The two royals posed for a snap with Princess Aisha bint Hussein, Princess Muna al-Hussein and Princess Zein bint Hussein.
It comes after Queen Rania shared a stunning new photograph of Princess Iman wearing her tiara.
Queen Rania shared a video on Instagram yesterday in tribute to her daughter, with a number of pictures appearing in the montage – including a photograph of the 25-year-old in her glittering diamond tiara.
The 51-year-old wrote: ‘After a week, God willing, I will see you as a bride… I put you in the name of God, Iman, the basil of the house… May God help you and enlighten your path.’
‘The first time I held my baby girl, I knew my life would never be the same. In a week, she will be a bride.’
Queen Rania continued: ‘My precious Iman, I am so happy for you and so proud of everything that you are.’
The bride donned an embroidered white dress by Reema Dahbour, a Jordanian-Palestinian fashion designer, which she paired with the same white and gold belt Queen Rania wore for her own wedding to King Abdullah II in 1993 (pictured: Queen Rania)
Queen Rania offered her daughter Princess Iman a hug during the ceremony, which took place last night
Meanwhile she added: ‘Thanks to the creative artist Elissa for the dedication and to the great artist Marwan Khoury for lyrics and melodies… Heart touching voice and expressive words.
‘Thank you to the very talented @elissazkh and to the brilliant @imarwankhoury for this wonderful gift and for your amazing ability to capture sentiments so beautifully.’
Queen Rania first wore her Diamond Tiara for a spectacular State Banquet hosted by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor Castle in 2001. She wore it again for a portrait that same year.
It is possible the snap was a hint at the tiara which Iman will wear on her wedding day.
The engagement announcement last year was a delightful surprise for royal fans, since the couple have kept their relationship under wraps , and it was not clear how long they have been dating.
In personal statement shared on her Instagram account, Queen Rania said: ‘Congratulations my dearest Iman; your smile has always been a gift of love that I’ve cherished since the day you were born. I wish you and Jameel a life filled with love and laughter!’
Queen Rania appeared in high spirits at the event, chatting to guests and holding hands with attendees
It was announced last July that Princess Iman was engaged to Venezuela-born Jameel, who is around two years older than the princess and works as a Managing Partner for a Venture Capital fund based in New York
She also shared an official engagement photo of the couple, which showed the couple embracing.
Princess Iman wore a high-necked white dress matched with polished make up and sleek hair in a down ‘do.
She has her hand placed on her fiance’s chest, showing her square cut engagement ring.
Meanwhile beaming Jameel looks dapper in a navy, two-piece suit, and crisp white shirt.
And the whole family shared their well wishes in a statement shared by the Royal Hashemite Court announcing the betrothal.
Queen Rania shared a stunning new photograph of her daughter Princess Iman wearing her tiara this weekend (left, Princess Iman, and right, Queen Rania in 2001)
It read: ‘The Royal Hashemite Court is pleased to announce the engagement of Her Royal Highness Princess Iman bint Abdullah II to Mr. Jameel Alexander Thermiotis, on Tuesday, 5 July 2022, in the presence of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, as well as Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince Hashem bin Abdullah II, and Princess Salma bint Abdullah II, in addition to members of Mr. Thermiotis’ family.
‘The Royal Hashemite Court extends its sincere congratulations to Her Royal Highness Princess Iman and Mr. Thermiotis on this occasion and wishes them a lifetime of happiness.’
Sporty Iman royal graduated from International Academy Amman in 2014 and was awarded top female athlete in her class.
She went on to study at Georgetown University in Washington where her older brother Crown Prince Hussein is majored in international history.