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    Former King Tallal of Jordan, father of King Hussein, was buried with full military honours in Amman on Sunday (9 July).

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    Former King Tallal of Jordan, father of King Hussein, was buried with full military honours in Amman on Sunday (9 July).

    Tallal, often called the "lonely Prince" was dethroned at the age of 40 after developing severe schizophrenia.

    The ex-monarch ruled for less than a year after his father King Abdallah, was assassinated in a Jerusalem mosque nearly 20 years ago.

    Tallal died in Istanbul on saturday at the age of 61. His body was flown home on special aircraft and met at the airport by King Hussein and other members of the Royal family.

    There was a funeral procession through Amman to the Raghdan Palace where the former King was buried in the Royal cemetery.

    SYNOPSIS: There was a solemn ceremony at Amman Airport on Sunday. King Hussein of Jordan arrived on the tarmac to await the aircraft bringing home the body of his father and former King of Jordan, Tallal Ibn Abdallah. The former monarch died in hospital in Istanbul on Saturday. King Hussein, flanked by his brothers, Crown Prince Hassan and Prince Mohammed, appeared deeply moved as the body of his 61-year old father was brought down from the aircraft.

    The funeral procession left the airport for the Raghdan Palace. King Tallal ruled Jordan for less than a year after his father, King Abdallah, was assassinated in a Jerusalem mosque nearly 20 years ago.

    Often described as the "lonely Prince", Tallal was dethroned at the age of 40 after developing severe schizophrenia. By 1951, his condition became serious enough for him to be sent to Switzerland for medical treatment. Eight years later the Jordanian Parliament voted his abdication and the accession of his son Hussein.

    After lying inside the Palace, the coffin was moved to a nearby mosque. King Tallal is also survived by his wife, Queen Mother Zein whom he married in 1933.

    Following the ceremony in the mosque, King Tallal was buried in the Royal cemetery.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF1M280X394C7KJKTA80PNKKUR
    Media URN:
    VLVAF1M280X394C7KJKTA80PNKKUR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
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    N/A

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