Jordan wedding: Princess Iman marries Venezuela-Greek Jameel Thermiotis

Princess Iman and Jameel Thermiotis alongside King Abdullah and Queen Rania in Their Official Wedding Portrait. Princess Iman in Dior Wedding Dress which featured a Full Skirt and a Sheer Lace Panel and Lace-Cuffed Sleeves. Chaumet Diamond Tiara owned by her Grandmother.

Princess Iman of Jordan married Jameel Thermiotis on Sunday in a ceremony on the outskirts of Amman in the first wedding of a busy year for the Hashemite royal family.

The princess, 26, is the eldest daughter of King Abdullah II and Princess Rania, who hosted the wedding at their palace in the Dabouq neighbourhood west of Amman.

She is the first of King Abdullah's four children to be married.

Crown Prince Hussein, the king's eldest son, is due to marry fiancee Rajwa Al Saif, from Saudi Arabia, on June 1.

Wearing a white dress with a long train and a lace veil, Princess Iman was escorted to the ceremony through the palace gardens by Crown Prince Hussein.

She also wore a diamond tiara reportedly owned by her grandmother, Princess Muna Al Hussein, mother of King Abdullah and second wife of the late King Hussein, who ruled from 1952 to 1999.

The wedding, parts of which were broadcast live on state television, was a rare occasion when most members of the Hashemite family were seen in public.

Under Jordan's constitution, all significant powers in the country are with the monarch, who has to be male.

At the ceremony, Princess Iman sat with Mr Thermiotis, a Venezuelan, and King Abdullah in front of a green Quran placed on a table as a palace cleric recounted how marriage is an exalted virtue in Islam.

The king, the princess and Mr Thermiotis then signed the marriage document, which declared the couple husband and wife.

The couple then walked under spears carried by Royal Honour Guards, who usually greet foreign leaders when they come on official visits to the kingdom. They jointly used an Arab sword to cut a six-layer wedding cake.

Among the first guests to arrive was Prince Hasan, the only living brother of the the late king Hussein, who is seen as an elder statesman in Jordan, and his wife, the Calcutta-born Princess Sarvath.

Queen Rania sat in the front row, along with members of the Hashemite family and Mr Thermiotis's parents and siblings. Ms Al Saif was also in attendance.

Mr Thermiotis was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1994, and is of Greek descent. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and works in finance in New York.