Prince Jackson and Remi Alfalah arrive at the world premiere of 'Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil' at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
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(USA TODAY) -- It was a night for royalty in Las Vegas.
Prince Michael Jackson, son of late pop superstar Michael Jackson, escorted Remi Alfalah, a Kuwaiti princess, to the premiere of the Cirque du Soleil tribute show inspired by his father.
The young couple met at their private school in Sherman Oaks, Calif. She is a member of one of the wealthiest families in Kuwait.
Prince Michael, 16, and his date were joined by most of the Jackson family.
Matriarch Katherine was there as well as Michael Jackson's youngest child, 11-year-old Prince Michael II who goes by "Blanket." Fifteen-year-old Paris was not at the premiere. She had been admitted to hospital June 5 after she hurt herself with a knife and took as many as 20 ibuprofen pills.
"She's going to be OK," Michael's brother Jackie Jackson said at the event, according to an Associated Press report. "She's getting better."
The celebration was a break for the Jacksons who faced a week of emotional courtroom testimony in the case of a wrongful-death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live, which the family claims hired Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter for Michael Jackson's 2009 death.
Prince Michael took to the witness stand Thursday and his testimony offered a rare glimpse into life with his dad. About the pressure on his father as he prepared for his upcoming world tour, the teen said: "He would say, 'They're going to kill me. They're going to kill me.'"