Prince Hamzah: I put myself at the disposal of His Majesty the King
IslamNews – A letter signed by Jordan’s former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein indicates that he is ready to be “of help and support” to his half-brother, King Abdullah II, and the crown prince.
The announcement follows Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi’s accusation over the weekend that Hamzah was plotting to “destabilize” the country — claims Hamzah had previously denied in a video statement obtained by the BBC.
On Monday, a letter with the prince’s letterhead was shared by the royal court’s Twitter account, referencing the weekend’s turmoil and emphasizing his support for Jordan’s ruler.
It said that in light of the events over the “past two days, I put myself at the disposal of His Majesty the King, and I reaffirm that I will always remain committed to the covenant of the ancestors, loyal to their legacy, following in their footsteps, devoted to their path and mission, and to His Majesty the King.”
At the bottom left of the letter, Hamzah — the oldest son of Jordan’s late King Hussein and his American-born wife Queen Noor — signed off with a note indicating that he is at his uncle Prince Hassan’s house.
Prince Hassan had been appointed by King Abdullah II to deal with the dispute, according to an earlier statement from the Royal Court on Monday, and Hassan also signed the letter.