Saudi culture on show in Islamabad

Updated 04 December 2012
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Saudi culture on show in Islamabad

Saudi Embassy and diplomatic missions in Pakistan and students in the Saudi school in Islamabad participated in an annual cultural festival organized by the Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.
The Saudi section highlighted the Kingdom’s notable cultural features and the progress achieved in various sectors of life under Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.
The section also displayed King Abdullah’s photos, replicas of Kaaba and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah and a number of heritage artifacts from different parts of the Kingdom. The section also displayed different copies of the Holy Qur’an. Another attractive item at the show was the display of exotic Saudi cuisines. Booklets available at the event gave an insight into the Kingdom’s generous help to Pakistan when it was hit by natural calamities such as floods and earthquakes. Saudi children also performed items based on Saudi folklore.
The event also gave an opportunity for the Saudi children to express their joy at the recovery of the king after the recent surgery, said Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Abdul Aziz Al-Ghadir.
“Saudi residents in Pakistan make use of every opportunity they get to express their happiness they feel about the king’s good health,” the ambassador said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency.
The ambassador also prayed for the king’s long life and good health and prosperity of the Kingdom.
The ambassador’s wife Al-Jouhara bint Abdullah Al-Oraifi opened the Saudi section.


Bride chooses Elie Saab as ‘Game of Thrones’ stars wed

Updated 24 June 2018
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Bride chooses Elie Saab as ‘Game of Thrones’ stars wed

DUBAI: Former “Game of Thrones” co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride’s ancestral castle in Scotland.
Leslie looked ethereal in an ivory lace and tulle gown by Elie Saab, with a white floral headpiece worn under a whimsical veil.
The couple and guests arrived for the afternoon service at Rayne Church, close to the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle in northeast Scotland, which is owned by Leslie’s family. Harington, wearing a morning suit, and Leslie smiled at members of the public who had gathered outside the church.
Guests included the pair’s “Game of Thrones” co-stars Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Emilia Clarke, AP reported.
Leslie was walked into the church by her father Sebastian Leslie, an Aberdeenshire councilor and the chief of the ancient Leslie Clan, who wore a traditional Scottish kilt.
Later, the newlyweds were showered with rose petal confetti as they left the church and drove off in a Land Rover festooned with “Just Married” signs to a reception on the castle grounds.

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Harington and Leslie, who are both 31, met in 2012 on the set of the HBO fantasy series, where they played a couple as the characters Jon Snow and Ygritte. Leslie left the cast in 2014 and currently stars in US legal drama “The Good Fight.”
Harington credits Iceland as the backdrop to the beginning of their love story.
“Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical and because it was there that I fell in love,” he told L’Uomo Vogue last year. “If you’re already attracted to someone and then they play your love interest in the show, it’s becomes very easy to fall in love.”
In an interview with The Telegraph in June 2016, Leslie opened up about the relationship.
“He’s not a confrontational person so we don’t ever blow off steam,” she shared. “(He’s) a great man. I’m very proud of him. There’s an understanding that comes with the job, an understanding of being busy and when you have to say, ‘Sorry, I’m just going to bugger off for two months to film.’”
The couple announced their engagement with a notice in the Times of London newspaper in September.
“The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harrington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire,” the announcement read.
“We are absolutely thrilled for Kit and Rose to be marrying today,” Leslie’s father told assembled reporters before the ceremony. “It’s an absolutely lovely day for us.”