On 15 May, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Dubai's Crown Prince, was married in a private ceremony alongisde two of his brothers, Sheikh Maktoum and Sheikh Ahmad. Whilst the public was delighted and social media posts flooded in to congratulate the royal grooms, many were left wondering if a more public celebration would follow.
Images of the invitation to the brothers' wedding reception have gone viral on social media. It's written in ornate Arabic calligraphy and penned from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, inviting guests to attend the wedding reception of his three sons. It details the time and place: 4pm on 6 June at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The date falls during this year's Eid holiday and it's said there are thousands on the guest list.
And the elaborate invitation is not all. According to an Instagram post by the royals' childhood carer, affectionately called Mama Noora, friends of the family also received a box containing Omani halwa, adorned with the same gold calligraphy.
HH Sheikh Mohammed took to social media not long after the marriage ceremony to share a sweet poem about his sons, remembering them during their early days.