Princess Rajwa Al Saif and Prince Hussein of Jordan needed a sword to cut their extravagant wedding cake following a lavish ceremony on Thursday. The Saudi Arabian bride was seen dancing around the seven-tier cake as guests, including the Prince and Princess of Wales, watched on as they clapped along to the music. Princess Rajwa wore a custom made Elie Saab gown for the occasion as she held the sword ready to slice the cake.
The dessert took centre stage at the reception after being placed on a grand marble table.
The cake was dressed with edible flowers in different shades of blue – making a beautiful contrast against the white icing.
The blue blooms symbolise trust and commitment and are thought to keep romance going for years.
Princess Rajwa used an heirloom sword that was similar to the one used at Princess Iman of Jordan’s wedding in March.
Princess Iman and her new husband, Jameel Alexander Thermiótis also had a seven-layer cake which featured a vine decoration.
King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan watched as their son got married in the Islamic ceremony known as “ktab ktab”.
It was held in a gazebo in the garden of the Zahran Palace and conducted by the Royal Hashemite Court Imam Dr Ahmed Al Khalaileh.
As well as Princess Kate and Prince William, Carole and Pippa Middleton also made a surprise appearance.
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Kate was seen in a pink dress made by the same designer as the bride, Elie Saab.
Other guests who attended included King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and US First Lady Jill Biden.
Princess Rajwa’s gown reportedly took 1,100 hours to create, along with her stunning veil.
The wedding followed a lavish pre-wedding henna party on May 22 in line with traditions.