Jordan's Prince Mohammad bin Talal, the younger bother of the late King Hussein who served as his crown prince for 10 years, died on Thursday at the age of 80, the royal palace said.
The prince had held several senior positions in Jordan's monarchy, including as personal representative to King Abdullah II, who succeeded Hussein after his death in 1999.
Prince Mohammad was born in the Jordanian capital of Amman on October 2, 1940. He is survived by his wife, Princess Taghrid, and two sons from a previous marriage. His funeral will be held on Friday.
*This story was edited by Ahram Online.