For all their finery and glamour, the Prince and Princess of Wales looked more regular than royal today when they were caught on camera acting out a short scene that’s surely well-rehearsed in most relationships.
The light-hearted exchange occurred at the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan, and specifically when Kate and William had reached the front of the queue to greet the Prince, 28, and his bride, architect Rajwa Alseif, 29.
In the clip, while Kate was chatting animatedly to the bride, William can be heard saying ‘chop chop’ and quietly encouraging her to keep moving.
But whilst the Prince of Wales was starting to look a little restless, his wife, a vision in a pink gown, was unperturbed.
As William waited, Kate complimented the new bride on her appearance and then engaged Rajwa in smiling conversation with her characteristic warmth.
Prince William waits and watches on as Princess Catherine chats animatedly to bride Rajwa Alseif at her wedding to Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan today
In the end, Kate clearly sensed William’s restlessness, which was perhaps to do with the long line of guests also queuing to greet the newlyweds, and pulled herself away — although she continued the chat to the very end.
The Prince and Princess of Wales have made a surprise visit to Jordan to attend the wedding of the country’s Crown Prince Hussein.
William, 40, and Kate, 41, are among a host of foreign royalty attending the nuptials of Crown Prince Hussein, 28, and architect bride Rajwa Alseif, 29, on Thursday at the Zahran Palace.
The attendance of the British royals – who were spotted at a luxury hotel in Amman last night – had been kept under wraps, and was only confirmed by Jordanian state media a few hours before the start of the palace ceremony.
William and Kate were also joined by Princess Beatrice, 34, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 39, and appeared overjoyed as they watched the nuptials of Sandhurst graduate Hussein and Saudi Arabian-born architect Rajwa, also 28, in the garden of the Zahran Palace.
As they left the Palace, the newlyweds walked underneath a salute of swords while descending the red-carpeted steps
After exchanging their vows, the newlyweds walked arm-in-arm through the royal gardens in Ammam
Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan and Rajwa Al-Saif were beaming with joy as they made their vows to one another in a wedding ceremony today
Rajwa dazzled in a white gown by Lebanese designer Elie Saab, which featured a lengthy train embroidered with flowers, and a sparkling diamond tiara.
King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan proudly watched as their son was wed during an Islamic ceremony known as a ‘katb ktab’ held in a gazebo and conducted by the Royal Hashemite Court Imam Dr Ahmed Al Khalaileh.
Kate, who lived in Jordan for a short period during her childhood, led the glamorous guests at the event in a blush pink lace dress also by Elie Saab. Beatrice wore a silver sequined gown from British label Needle & Thread for the occasion.
In a touching nod to Queen Elizabeth, the newly married couple left the wedding for their reception in a 1984 Range Rover which was specially customised for her visit to the country.
Queen Rania and King Abdullah II arrive at the royal wedding reception at Al Husseiniya Palace
In a touching nod to the late Queen Elizabeth, the newly married couple left the wedding for their reception in a 1984 Range Rover which was specially customised for her visit to the country
Huge crowds of adoring royal fans lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the beaming newlyweds
Ahead of the event, Rajwa was driven to the Palace in a 1968 Rolls-Royce Phantom V, which was custom-made for the late Queen Zein al-Sharaf, the Crown Prince’s great-grandmother.
It was used by King Charles and Queen Camilla on a trip to Jordan in November 2021.
Crown Prince Hussein was beaming throughout the wedding ceremony today. Rajwa also seemed overjoyed as they exchanged rings and kissed to seal their union.
After the royal nuptials, several women performed Zaghrata – ululation – a joyous sound commonly used to express happiness at Jordanian and Arab celebrations, and the newly-weds greeted their guests.
Following the ceremony, the Royal Hashemite Court released a statement congratulating the royal couple on their nuptials.
It read: ‘The Royal Hashemite Court extends its heartfelt congratulations to Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, as well as the Royal Hashemite Family, and wishes Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Al Hussein and Princess Rajwa Al Hussein a lifetime of happiness.’
US First Lady Jill Biden and several members of royal families from around the world are in attendance – among them the King and Queen of the Netherlands.