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In Jordan, a lavish royal wedding doubles as a princely coming-out party

Posted on AllSides June 1st, 2023
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A guest list of glitterati from around the world, including Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, and First Lady Jill Biden. Elaborate ceremonial events and concerts headlined by top Arab pop stars. An entire capital festooned with flags and banners in anticipation of the big event, with a public holiday announced so that thousands can — if only vicariously — join the fun. It’s all part of the royal wedding fever that has gripped Jordan as this desert kingdom and key U.S. ally in the Middle East celebrates the...

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