Jordan Prince Hamzah relinquishes title after March Apology letter

Prince Hamzah, half-brother of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, relinquished his princely title on Sunday, Arab News reports.
In a letter posted on his Twitter account, Prince Hamzah said he gave up his title because his “personal convictions and the values” instilled in him by his father “are not in line with the approaches, trends and modern methods of our institutions.”
Hamzah also indicated that he was honored to have served his country and people by holding the title previously and would continue to be loyal to Jordan and serve the “country, people, and the message of (our) fathers and forefathers” in his private life as much as he could.
This comes after he penned an apology letter in March to the monarch noting that he took responsibility for his wrongdoings for his involvement in the country’s high-profile sedition case.
“I apologize to our Jordanian people and our family (Hashemite) for these mistakes,” Prince Hamzah wrote in the letter.

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