Son-in-law of Queen Noor of Jordan worked as a police officer during Jubilee celebrations 


The Special Constable with his own royal family: Son-in-law of Queen Noor of Jordan who also volunteers as a police officer, suited up to help keep crowds safe on The Mall during Jubilee celebrations

  • There was a special constable keeping people safe along the Mall for the Jubilee 
  • Ned Donovan is son-in-law of Queen Noor of Jordan and grandson of Roald Dahl
  • The 28-year-old married Princess Raiyah bint Hussein of Jordan in July 2020 

 AS the son-in-law of Queen Noor of Jordan, he could have secured prime seats at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

Instead, Ned Donovan generously offered to help keep the celebrations safe as a special constable on the Mall. 

The 28-year-old, who married Princess Raiyah bint Hussein in July 2020 and is the grandson of author Roald Dahl, was spotted protecting the crowds near Buckingham Palace in his Metropolitam Police uniform. 

His involvement in the security around the four-day event only came to light after a royal fan convinced him to pose for a photograph with two corgis called Chuckles and Bunting. 

Ned Donovan, son in law of Queen Noor of Jordan, grandson of Roald Dahl, who was working as a police officer along the Mall for the final day of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant

Ned Donovan, son in law of Queen Noor of Jordan, grandson of Roald Dahl, who was working as a police officer along the Mall for the final day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant

The owner then posted the snap on Instagram with the caption: ‘Paws and Order, stopping by to say a big thank you to our fabulous Met officers on a busy morning at The Mall.’ 

Mr Donovan, a former reporter with The Mail on Sunday, began working as a Special Constable last year around the same time as Sir Rod Stewart’s wife Penny Lancaster. 

He regularly flies to Britain from Jordan to perform his duties in London and last weekend posted his own photograph of mounted cavalry on Twitter, with the comment: ‘Lovely to completely by chance come across the Household Cavalry on my walk back from lunch. 

‘Even when it’s overcast our ceremonies shine.’

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