The Hashimite Kingdom of the Jordan

Al-Mamlaka al-Hashimiya al-Urduniya
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Constitution and Government.—The Kingdom is governed by His Majesty King Talal Ibn Hussein, eldest son of King Abdullah, who was assassinated in Jerusalem on 20 July, 1951. King Talal took the oath on 6 Sept., 1951. He was born in Mecca in 1909; is married to Queen Zein, daughter of Sherif Tamil ibn Naser; and has 3 sons and 1 daughter. Heir apparent is Amir Hussein, born 1936, being educated at Harrow.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1952

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