AMMAN (Realist English). On April 3, Jordan’s Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein, who was implicated in a plot against his half-brother King Abdullah II, renounced his title. A member of the royal family announced this on Twitter.
“After what I have witnessed over the past years, I have come to the conclusion that my personal convictions and the values that my father instilled in me… are not in line with the approaches, trends or modern methods of our institutions. I had the great honour of serving my beloved country and dear people in this capacity throughout the years of my life,” quotes him TV Channel France 24.
On March 8, 2022, the Royal Court reported that Hamza had accepted “responsibility for actions and insults towards Jordan and His Majesty in recent years, including incidents in the case of sedition.”
In April 2021, the Jordanian authorities announced the failure of the attempted palace coup. Hamza then accused the rulers of Jordan of corruption and incompetence, publishing a corresponding video message.
In July last year, a Jordanian court sentenced former chairman of the royal court Bassem Awadallah and former ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sharif Hassan bin Zaid to 15 years in prison after they were found guilty of involvement in the conspiracy.
Hamza was not charged, but the court opinion stated that he was “determined to realize his personal ambitions and violate the Hashemite constitution and customs.”
The King appointed Hamza Crown Prince in 1999 at the request of his late father King Hussein. In 2004, Abdullah II revised the decision, appointing his son, Prince Hussein, as the heir to the throne, the next in line to the Hashemite throne.