Ageel bin Muhammad al-Badr

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Ageel bin Muhammad al-Badr Hamidaddin (Arabic: عقيل بن محمد البدر حميد الدين) is also known as Ageel Al Shami or Yusuf Shami (born London, United Kingdom in 1973) is the eldest son of Muhammad al-Badr, the last ruling king of the Yemen and Muhammad al-Shami, by his fourth wife.[1]

Biography[edit]

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 Lahej[3] amd Omani[citation needed] 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-Shami bin Ageel (born in 1993) and Ahmed bin Ageel (born in 2005). His sister took over becoming the head of the royal figurehead family of Yemen.

The prince returned from exile in Saudi Arabia and came to Sana’a on 28 October 2014 at the invitation of the Houthi rebellion after the fall of the capital city during the Shia insurgency in Yemen.[4] He was quoted as saying: "“My return to the lands of my fathers and grandfathers came after the September 21 revolution which created a new reality and eradicated the corrupt forces ruling the country.”[5]

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References[edit]

  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. pp. 86–88. ISBN 978-0-521-79482-4. 
  3. ^ http://www.royalark.net/Yemen/yemen5.htm
  4. ^ http://www.diplomatmagazine.nl/2014/11/03/yemeni-royal-returns-exile/
  5. ^ http://www.yementimes.com/en/1828/news/4494/Imam’s-grandson-returns-to-Sana’a.htm
Ageel bin Muhammad al-Badr
Born: 1973
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Muhammad al-Badr
— TITULAR —
King of Yemen
6 August 1996 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Monarchy deposed in 1962
Incumbent
Heir:
Al-Shami bin 'Ageel