The brother of King Hussein of Jordan, Crowd Prince Mohammed who has been in London to see his doctors left for Rome November 19 to join his mother Queen Zain and members of the royal family.
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Background: The brother of King Hussein of Jordan, Crowd Prince Mohammed who has been in London to see his doctors left for Rome November 19 to join his mother Queen Zain and members of the royal family.
Prince Mohammad was seen off at London Airport by the Jordanian Ambassador in London.
The Prince was later reported to be returning to Amman with Queen Zain.
Originally the family reunion was to have been held in Switzerland where the Queen, the Crown Prince's daughter, sister and a brother were waiting for Hussein to arrive on his first holiday since the assassination of his cousin, Faisal of Iraq in the coup d'etat this mid-year.
But Hussein's holiday in Europe was postponed three weeks after the withdrawal of British paratroopers from Amman. Jordan looked calm. The Mid-East in general saw tension eased..until Syrian fighters ten days ago intercepted Hussein's holiday-bound plane, turned it back to Jordan, so setting off further diplomatic jousting between Mid-East neighbours.
But by November 20, Syria and Jordan had excused themselves over the incident; Syria allowed Queen Zain to fly over the country in a charter-plane. Hussein flying his own aircraft was above the border to escort her to Amman.