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Queen Elizabeth II with Queen Rania of Jordan and King Abdullah II of Jordan during a private audience at Buckingham Palace on Feb. 28, 2019 in London. Getty Images/Yui Mok


  • Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan announced his engagement to Saudi national Rajwa Al-Saif on Wednesday 
  • Al-Saif wore a pleated navy-blue dress in the official engagement portrait, which resembled Kate Middleton's engagement dress in 2010
  • The engagement took place at the home of Al-Saif's father in the Saudi Capital of Riyadh

Queen Rania and King Abdullah II of Jordan should expect another royal wedding soon after their eldest son Crown Prince Hussein's engagement to Rajwa Al-Saif.

Following the engagement of the royal couple's 25-year-old daughter Princess Iman to New York financier Jameel Alexander Thermiotis last month, the 28-year-old Crown Prince took to his personal Instagram to share the news of his engagement to his 28-year-old Saudi national fiancée on Wednesday.

The Prince wrote, "Alhamdulillah. We pray that God grants us His blessings. Grateful to my dear Jordanian family for their heartfelt support and kind wishes."

The newly engaged couple wore formal attires as they posed for the portrait the prince shared on his post. Al-Saif sported an elegant pleated navy-blue dress while Hussein wore a tuxedo and navy-blue matching tie.

Interestingly, the photo was noticeably reminiscent of the United Kingdom's royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement snap from 2010. For their engagement photo, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a similar blue dress to match the sapphire and diamond engagement ring previously owned by Princess Diana, People reported.

Social media users were also keen to notice the similarities, and they shared their thoughts on Twitter while congratulating the soon-to-be-married couple.

One user wrote, "Both dresses are gorgeous, elegant, and classy for a royal engagement. Even if Rajwa turned to Kate for a bit of inspo there's nothing wrong with that. They both wore the dresses with elegance and grace in their own styles. Rajwa has a very angelic aura, and she's gorgeous."

"As soon as I saw her dress it reminded me of Kate's dress. I don't know if it was intentional, but she looks lovely," another commented.

The tweets were in response to a post shared by Twitter user @Gertsroyals, who showed a side-by-side comparison of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Jordan royal and his fiancée.

Queen Rania also posted photos of the engagement that took place at the home of Al-Saif's father in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. All the members of the Jordan royal family were present, including the 51-year-old Queen and King Abdullah, 60.

"I didn't think it was possible to hold so much joy in my heart! Congratulations to my eldest Prince Hussein and his beautiful bride-to-be, Rajwa," the Queen proudly wrote.

In another post dedicated to her future daughter-in-law, Queen Rania said, "Excited to welcome my third daughter, Al Hussein's bride-to-be, Rajwa, to the family! We're so happy for you both."

The Royal Hashemite Court wished Crown Prince Hussein and Rajwa "a life full of happiness, success, and contentment."

Crown Prince Hussein is a member of the Hashemite dynasty and is the 42nd generation direct descendant of Muhammad, alongside his siblings Princess Iman, Princess Salma, and Prince Hashem.

Meanwhile, Al-Saif is the youngest daughter of well-known Saudi businessman Khalid bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz al-Saif and his wife, Azza bint Nayef Abdulaziz Ahmed al-Sudairi.

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From left to right: Jordan's Queen Rania, Princess Basma, Prince Hamzeh, King Abdullah, and Queen Noor Reuters