Thursday, July 02, 2009

Crown Prince Hussein

In a non-shocking development, Jordan's King Abdullah II named his oldest son as crown prince:
"Hussein's appointment came in a royal decree released by the palace. It said the crown prince will hold the title and enjoy the rights and privileges of his post effective immediately...

"Thursday's move was widely expected once the position became vacant in November 2004, when Abdullah removed the title from his half brother, Prince Hamzah, in a sudden palace shake-up.

"Hamzah, 29, had held the post when Abdullah first ascended to the throne in
February 1999 following the death of their father."

We'll see if King Abdullah decides to skip trying to name another son as Hussein's successor.



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