The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Al Mamlaka al Urduniya al Hashemiyah
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT. The Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy headed by His Majesty King Hussein, GCVO, eldest son of King Talal, who, being incapacitated by mental illness, was deposed by Parliament on 11 Aug. 1952 and died 8 July 1972. The King was born 14 Nov. 1935, and married Princess Dina Abdul Hamid on 19 April 1955 (divorced 1957), Toni Avril Gardiner (Muna al Hussein) on 25 May 1961 (divorced 1972) and Alia Toukan on 26 Dec. 1972. Offspring: Princess Alia, born 13 Feb. 1956; Prince Abdulla, born 30 Jan. 1962; Prince Faisal, born 11 Oct. 1963; Princesses Zein and Aisha, born 23 April 1968. Crown Prince (appointed 1 April 1965): Prince Hassan, younger brother of the King.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1974

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