Prince Hamza, estranged from King Abdullah of Jordan, co-appears for the first time since the lift

On April 11, 2021, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Central, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, second from the left, and others visited the tomb of the late King Hussein in Amman Jordan. (Twitter account of the Royal Courts of Justice via AP)

Amman-King Abdullah of Jordan and former Crown Prince and half-brother Prince Hamza attended a ceremony to commemorate 100 years of independence on Sunday and appeared together for the first time since rocking the country.

State media have shown that the monarch and other members of the royal family are wreathing the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the royal family at Amman’s Ragdan Palace.

King Abdullah and Prince Hamza of Jordan
King Abdullah II of Jordan, second from right, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, fourth from right, Hassan, arrived to visit the tomb of the former King in Amman, Jordan, on April 11, 2021. Prince Hamzah, fifth from the right. (Royal Court Twitter account via AP)

Hamza pledged allegiance to King Abdullah late Monday following royal mediation. Two days after warning him about actions that the military said would undermine Jordan’s safety and stability.

In the first statement on Wednesday after the incident came to light, King Jordan said the sedition had been subdued and Hamza was “taking care of me” with his family in his palace.

The monarch said the crisis was “most painful” because it came from both inside and outside the royal family.

His absence is speculation about his whereabouts after Hamza was ordered to stay home after appearing in a video on April 3 and stated that he had accused the ruler of the country of corruption and authoritarian rule. It led to.

Jordan King and Prince
(L) King Abdullah II of Jordan will address the European Parliament on January 15, 2020 in Strasbourg, France (Vincent Kessler / Reuters). (R) Prince Hamzah bin Hussein of Jordan gives a speech to Islamic clergy and scholars at the opening ceremony of the Religious Conference at Islamic Al-Albayet University in Amman, Jordan, on August 21, 2004. .. (AliJarekji / Reuters)

The government announced last week that the military had warned Hamza about his actions, and Hamza contacted people involved in foreign political parties trying to destabilize Jordan, and he has been under investigation for some time. Said that.

Hamza was widely expected to take over Abdullah as Jordan’s next king, in line with the family tradition, until 2004 when he replaced his own son, Prince Hussein.

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi

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