Line of succession to the Moroccan throne
The present King of Morocco is Mohammed VI. Article 20 of the Moroccan constitution of 1996 states that the Moroccan Crown and the constitutional rights thereof shall be hereditary and handed down, from father to son, to descendants in direct male line and by order of primogeniture among the offspring of His Majesty King Hassan II, unless the King should, during his lifetime, designate a successor among his sons apart from the eldest one. In case of failing descendants in direct male line, the right of succession to the Throne shall, under the same conditions, be invested in the closest male in the collateral consanguinity, currently Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco.
Therefore the current line of succession is:
- HM King Mohammed V (1909–1961)
- HM King Hassan II (1929–1999)
- HH Prince Moulay Abdallah (1935–1983)
See also