The future of Jordan’s former crown prince, Hamzah bin Al Hussein, is unknown. According to reports, he is reportedly being kept under house arrest.
According to a Jordanian military official, Prince Hamzah, 41, was only ordered to stop activities “aimed at undermining Jordan’s security and stability.”
Jordan’s ruling family can be traced back to the Prophet Muhammad of Islam. Prince Hamzah was born in Amman, Jordan, on March 29, 1980. He is King Abdullah II’s half-brother.
When their father, King Al Hussein bin Talal, died of cancer in 1999, Abdullah, then 59, was crowned and Hamza was elected Jordan’s crown prince.
King Hussein, who ruled for nearly 50 years and was considered to favor Hamza the most among his 11 children from four marriages, was honored with the title.
Five years later, King Abdullah deprived him of the title and gave it to his own eldest son, Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, who is now 26 years old.
King Abdullah declared that he had decided to “free” Prince Hamzah “from the constraints of the role of crown prince in order to give you the freedom to work and pursue any task or duty I entrust you with,” according to the document.
However, King Abdullah’s decision was interpreted as a bid to consolidate his influence.