The Royal Hashemite Court has released a statement thanking all those who have expressed condolences over the death of King Abdullah’s uncle, Prince Muhammed.
The Royal Court said: “By the order of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, the Royal Hashemite Court extends thanks and gratitude to all Jordanians and friends from Arab and foreign countries who have expressed condolences and sympathies over the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Muhammed bin Talal, may his soul rest in peace.”
The Royal Court entered into seven days of official mourning on the day of his passing.
Prince Muhammed, the younger brother of the late King Hussein, died on 29 April in Amman at the age of 80.
The former Crown Prince of Jordan was laid to rest on 30 April at the Royal Cemetery at the Royal Hashemite Court. King Abdullah and his two sons, Crown Prince Hussein and Prince Hashem, attended the service alongside the immediate family of Prince Muhammed and other members of the Royal Family. Those in attendance also performed the Friday prayer and funeral prayer at the Royal Guards Mosque.
Prince Muhammad bin Talal was born on 2 October 1940 as the second son of King Talal of Jordan and Queen Zein. He was the younger brother of King Hussein – the father of King Abdullah.
Muhammad – who was 14th in line to the throne before his death – was married twice and had two sons by his first wife: Prince Talal (b. 1965) and Prince Ghazi (b. 1966). He is survived by his widow Taghrid Majali, two sons and daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren.