The Jordanian monarchy was set up in 1921, with Abdullah I
of the Emirate of Transjordan
, a post he held from 11 April 1921 until Transjordan gained independence on 25 May 1946 as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan
. Once independence was gained, Abdullah was crowned the country's first monarch. The country's name was shortened to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
on 26 April 1949, after the kingdom won control of both sides of the Jordan River
as a result of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War
The current monarch is Abdullah II
, who succeeded to the throne on 7 February 1999. Jordan's royal family tree are Arabs. They are claimed to have Ottoman ancestry.
Monarchs of Jordan (1921–present)
Royal Standard of the King
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