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King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Coat of Arms of Jordan.svg
Arms of His Majesty the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Incumbent
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Abdullah II
Details
Style His Majesty
Heir apparent Crown Prince Hussein
First monarch Abdullah I
Formation 25 May 1946
Residence Raghadan Palace, Al-Maquar, Amman

The King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is Jordan's head of state and monarch. He is the head of the Jordanian monarchy — the Hashemite dynasty. The king is known as His Majesty (صاحب الجلالة).

The king has executive and legislative powers. He is commander-in-chief of the Jordanian Armed Forces and appoints the prime minister and the directors of security agencies. He also appoints the members of the upper house, the Senate, as well as the members of the Constitutional Court.

Monarchs of Jordan (1921–present)

Emirate of Transjordan (1921–1946)

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Abdullah
  • عبد الله الأول بن الحسين
February 1882 – 20 July 1951
(aged 69)
1 April 1921 25 May 1946 Previously King-designate of Iraq for a short period in 1920 Hashemite Abdullah I of Jordan

Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan/Jordan (1946–present)

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Abdullah I
  • عبد الله الأول بن الحسين
February 1882 – 20 July 1951
(aged 69)
25 May 1946 20 July 1951
(assassinated)
Proclaimed King of Palestine by the Jericho Conference in 1948 Hashemite Abdullah I of Jordan
Talal
  • طلال بن عبد الله
(1909-02-26)26 February 1909 – 7 July 1972(1972-07-07) (aged 63) 20 July 1951 11 August 1952
(abdicated)
Son of Abdullah I Hashemite Talal of Jordan
Hussein
  • الحسين بن طلال
(1935-11-14)14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999(1999-02-07) (aged 63) 11 August 1952 7 February 1999 Son of Talal Hashemite Hussein of Jordan
Abdullah II
  • عبد الله الثانى بن الحسين
30 January 1962 (1962-01-30) (age 58) 7 February 1999 Incumbent Son of Hussein Hashemite Abdullah II of Jordan
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