|CNN correspondent to wed Jordanian prince
||[Apr. 23rd, 2004|07:17 pm]
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An engagement ceremony was held Friday in Paris and the wedding is set for September 7.
After the marriage, the well-known TV reporter will become a princess.
The Jordanian royal palace issued an announcement Friday and congratulated the couple, wishing them success and happiness.
The head of a special force in command of protecting the monarch, Ali is the son of the late King Hussein from his third marriage to Queen Alia. She died in a helicopter crash in 1977.
Brahimi has Algerian and Croatian heritage. Her father is Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N. envoy leading the team that is helping the interim Iraqi government develop a political infrastructure as it approaches sovereignty.
She began her career at CNN in 1998.
She has covered major events of the era such as the Iraqi war, the Saudi response to the 9/11 attacks, the Kosovo war, the haj pilgrimage, and the bombing of the USS Cole.
She is fluent in English, French, Italian and Arabic.
The engagement ceremony was aired on Jordanian state-owned media.
Among those shown in attendance, in addition to the couple, were the king, the palace sheikh, Jordan's ambassador to France, and Brahimi's family.
Queen Rania, King Abdullah's wife, was not present and was in Amman, the Jordanian capital. Prince Ali's sister recently married the crown prince of Dubai.
CNN Arabic.com editor Caroline Faraj contributed to this report
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