Ageel bin Muhammad al-Badr

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Ageel bin Muhammad al-Badr Hamidaddin (Arabic: عقيل بن محمد البدر حميد الدين) (born London, United Kingdom in 1973) is the eldest son of the last ruling king of Yemen, Muhammad al-Badr, by his fourth wife.[1] Yemen became a republic following the overthrow of the monarchy in 1962.[2] Since the death of his father in 1996, Ageel bin Muhammad has been the head of the royal Hamid ad-Din lineage, and the pretender to the defunct throne. He is also of Omani descent through his mother. He uses the title Saif al-Islam (lit. "Sword of Islam"), which was formerly carried by the Crown Princes of Yemen.[1]

Ageel bin Muhammed has two sons: al-Badr bin Ageel (born in 1993) and Ahmed bin Ageel (born in 2005).

Ageel bin Muhammad al-Badr
Born: 1973
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Muhammad al-Badr
King of Yemen
6 August 1996 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Monarchy deposed in 1962
Al-Badr bin 'Ageel

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  1. ^ a b Buyers, Christopher (July 2008). "Yemen". The Royal Ark. Archived from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  2. ^ Dresch, Paul (2000). A history of modern Yemen. Cambridge University Press. p. 86–88. ISBN 978-0-521-79482-4.