Ageel bin Muhammad al-Badr

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Ageel bin Muhammad al-Badr
Born 1974 (age 41–42)
London, England
Title(s) Prince
Throne(s) claimed Yemen
Pretend from 6 August 1996 – present
Monarchy abolished 1962
Last monarch Muhammad al-Badr
Connection with Son
Royal House Rassids
Father Muhammad al-Badr
Mother a daughter of Yahya Al-Hirsi Al-Ban

Prince 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 in 1974) is the eldest son of Muhammad al-Badr, the last ruling king of the Yemen and Muhammad al-Shami, 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. He uses the title Saif al-Islam ("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).[citation needed]

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.[3] 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.”[4]


See also[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. ^ Diplomat Magazine
  4. ^ Yemen Times
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-Shami bin 'Ageel