Manav Gangwani, an Ace Indian designer was the couturier of preference for Her Majesty The Queen of Bhutan, The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck as she attended the Royal Jordanian wedding of their royal Highnesses Crown Prince Al Hussein and Princess Rajwa Khaled bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz Al Saif at Zahran Palace, in Amman, Jordan held on 1st June 2023, after disclosing their engagement in August last year.
The wedding was a landmark occasion, where a future King of Jordan’s Royal Hashemite Court was married in a lavish ceremony for the first time in almost 30 years. Hashemites, the Jordanian royal family, has ruled Jordan since 1921, with King Abdullah II being a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. The last time a Hashemite wedding of this scale took place was in 1993 when Abdullah II, then just a prince, married the Kuwaiti-born, Palestinian parentage, Rania Al-Yassin.
Manav Gangwani offered an especially curated attire for the Queen of Bhutan that echoed the regality of the momentous occasion. The couturier’s special relationship to “The Royal Majesties of The Kingdom of Bhutan”, His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema.
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He especially curated a vesture for the queen of Bhutan that was retaining in convention with the nationwide Bhutanese attire, which consists of three separate pieces: the skirt, or kira, the blouse, or wonder, and the jacket, or to-go, all elaborately handcrafted with painstaking attention in their detailing connecting and representing the kingdom of Bhutan.
Queen of Bhutan’s outfit
The peach-pink Kira was a beautiful piece of design, embellished with tiny blue poppy flowers, the national flower of Bhutan. The wonder was similarly hued as the embroidered Kira, Eri silk from the neighboring Indian state, Assam, which is popular in Bhutan due to the Ahimsa practices used to obtain the silk which is mostly used by the monks of Bhutan and other Buddhist nations. The ego completed the ensemble all in the same color, made with the finest Assamese muga silk, with traditional Bengali Kantha embroidery.
The Queen of Bhutan opted for a sleek row of diamonds in her hair, as opposed to a more traditional tiara adorned by the other Queens and Princesses. She combined it with the jeweled necklace from the Royal collection made of diamonds and Burmese rubies. Crown Prince Hussein is the eldest son and heir of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. The ruling couple shares three other children: Princess Iman m who is married to Jameel Alexander Thermiotis, a Venezuelan venture capitalist of Greek descent, Princess Salma, and Prince Hashem, all of whom were in attendance at the wedding of their eldest brother.
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