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Jordan's King Abdullah, Prince Hamza Make 1st Joint Appearance Since Crisis

Jordan's King Abdullah, Prince Hamza Make 1st Joint Appearance Since Crisis

Sunday, 11 April, 2021 - 15:15
A handout photo made available by the Royal Hashemite court, shows King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, King of Jordan (Front-C), Jordan Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II (Front-R) and Prince Hamza bin Al Hussein (Back 2-L) along with other dignitaries praying on the grave of Late King Hussein, in Amman, Jordan, 11 April 2021. EPA

Jordan's King Abdullah and former crown prince Prince Hamza made their first joint appearance since a rift shook the country, attending a ceremony on Sunday marking 100 years of independence.


They recited Quranic verses at the graves of their forefathers.


The royal palace released a photo and video with Abdullah and Hamza joining other dignitaries at the grave of their father, the late King Hussein, and the late King Talal, their grandfather.


It was the first time that Hamza was seen since the crisis that shook the country on April 3 after the Kingdom said he was involved in a “malicious plot” to destabilize it.


But on Wednesday, the King said sedition had been quashed and Hamza was “under my care” with his family at his palace.


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


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