His Majesty King Abdullah II, the eldest son of King Hussein and forty-third generation direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, became King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1999. Before that, he served as Major General and Commander of Special Forces in the Jordanian army. He is married to Queen Rania, with whom he has four children. He lives in Amman, Jordan.
A book that avowedly mixes the personal with the political * Spectator * Abdullah's quest for peace with Israel deserves praise as diligent and honourable * Independent * Abdullah's voice is reasoned and often humorous, didactic rather than dictatorial ... he is a spokesman for his country * Walll Street Journal *