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King Abdullah returns to Jordan after successful surgery

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Jordan’s King Abdullah has returned to the Hashemite Kingdom after a successful back surgery in Germany last week.

The King returned to Jordan with Queen Rania on Tuesday, 19 April and was greeted at the airport by several members of the Jordanian Royal Family, including his sons, Crown Prince Hussein and Prince Hashem. Other senior officials and officers were also at Marka Military Airport to welcome His Majesty and Her Majesty.

The Crown Prince, 27, was acting regent while his father was in Europe. Upon his father’s return, His Royal Highness said on Instagram that he was “grateful for Your Majesty’s speedy recovery and return.”

The King of Jordan, 60, underwent the surgery in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, 12 April, at a specialist clinic.

The surgery was to treat a thoracic herniated disc, which was the result of extreme physical activities from military duties, according to state media.

King Abdullah underwent a period of rest before he returned home. He had been in Germany since 10 April.

After his surgery, Queen Rania posted a photo with the King on Instagram and said: “Grateful for the successful surgery of His Majesty, the dearest person to my heart. Many thanks to all Jordanians who sent their warm wishes for His Majesty’s swift recovery and return.”

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.