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Chiara Fiorillo

Prince William's two word telling off to Kate at glam royal wedding

Prince William has been seen telling wife Kate Middleton "chop chop" while she was having an intense conversation with the bride at yesterday's royal wedding in Jordan.

The Prince and Princess of Wales were among the guests invited to the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein, 28, and his Saudi Arabian bride Rajwa Alseif, 29.

The pair joined a queue to greet the newlyweds and a video emerged showing Kate chatting animatedly to the bride while William tells her "chop chop", encouraging her to move faster.

In the clip, the Prince of Wales appears slightly restless while his wife compliments the new bride and has a long conversation with her while other guests wait in line.

In a video, William appeared to tell Kate 'chop chop' (Royal Hashemite Court)

The Princess of Wales appears to sense William's restlessness, probably caused by the long line of guests waiting to greet the royal couple, and moves away but continues to talk to the bride until the very end of their exchange.

William and Catherine were surprise guests at the wedding ceremony, which was also attended by Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan proudly watched as their son was wed during an Islamic marriage ceremony known as a "katb ktab" held in a gazebo in the garden of the Zahran Palace and conducted by the Royal Hashemite Court Imam Dr Ahmed Al Khalaileh.

Jordan's ruling monarch and his wife greeted the guests when they arrived and warmly shook hands and kissed the prince and princess, with William nodding his head as a mark of respect when he met the King and Kate curtseying.

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.

The Prince and Princess of Wales have ties with Jordan, with Kate's family living in Amman for a few years in the mid-1980s when she was young girl and the couple enjoyed a 2021 holiday in the Middle East country with their children.

Prince Hussein and his wife Saudi Rajwa al-Seif leaving the Zahran Palace in Amman following their wedding ceremony (Jordanian Royal Palace/AFP via G)

Queen Rania is a member of the Earthshot Prize Council, the judging panel for William's environmental prize which this year will be staged in Singapore.

William visited Jordan in 2018 and was joined on a number of official visits by Crown Prince Hussein, and when the two men met after the ceremony they hugged.

The event was screened live online and the prince was seen chatting to the bride and pointing to the very long train of her white wedding dress.

William and Kate's trip to Jordan was not announced in advance and their arrival was only confirmed by Jordanian state media a few hours before the start of the wedding ceremony.

The wedding comes after a difficult period for Jordan's monarchy, including a public rift between the King and his half-brother, with some commentators interpreting the national celebrations as a way of shoring up public support at a time of persistent economic difficulties.

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