Royal Wedding Alert! King Mohammed VI’s Niece Ties the Knot in Intimate Ceremony

In the midst of the excitement surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s surprise pregnancy announcement, we nearly missed the latest royal wedding.

Over the weekend, Lalla Nouhaila Bouchentouf (the niece of King Mohammed VI) tied the knot with her beau, Ali El Hajji, in an intimate ceremony in Morocco. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the guest list was kept to a minimum, consisting of close family and friends.

Photos from the wedding were leaked on social media, featuring the newlyweds just moments after they said, “I do.” While Hajji wore a traditional white ensemble, Lalla Nouhaila opted for an intricate green dress with gold details.

According to Hello! magazine, King Mohammed VI gave his blessing to the royal couple ahead of their nuptials. If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because he met Prince Harry and Markle back in February 2019, when the Duchess of Sussex was pregnant with her first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Lalla Nouhaila is the daughter of Princess Lalla Asma, who is the sister of King Mohammed VI. Although she’s following in her mother’s footsteps as a dedicated philanthropist, she doesn’t hold an official title—like Princess or Royal Highness. Instead, she has an honorary label: Lalla Cherifa.

Wishing Lalla Nouhaila and Hajji all the best as they begin this exciting new chapter as newlyweds.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...