King Abdullah II (C), Prince Hamzah Bin Al Hussein, (2n dL) and others during a visit to the tomb of the late King Hussein, in Amman Jordan, on Sunday. AP
Jordan's King Abdullah and former crown prince and half-brother Prince Hamzah made their first joint appearance since a rift shook the country on Sunday.
State media showed the monarch and other members of the royal family laying wreaths at the memorial to the unknown soldier and tombs of royalty in the Raghdan palace in Amman.
Members of the Jordanian royal family marked the centenary of the establishment of the Emirate of Transjordan, a British protectorate that preceded the kingdom. The royal palace released a photo with Abdullah II, Prince Hamzah, Crown Prince Hussein and other dignitaries at the grave of King Talal in Amman, Jordan's capital.
Jordan's King Abdullah and Prince Hamzah. File photo
Hamzah pledged allegiance to King Abdullah late on Monday following mediation by the royal family, two days after the military warned him over actions that it said were undermining Jordan’s security and stability.
Hamzah was seen for the first time since he was placed under a form of house arrest amid accusations he was involved in a plot to destabilise the kingdom.The king and prince had a rare public rift last week, with Abdullah II portraying it as an act of sedition involving his half-brother. At least 18 other people were detained in connection with the plot.
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The UAE has affirmed its full solidarity with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and expressed its full support for any measures taken by King of Jordan, King Abdullah II, and Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah to preserve the security and stability of Jordan...
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