The family tree of Qatar’s new emir, the fourth-oldest son, who has 23 brothers and sisters
Qatar’s ruler Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani officially transferred power to his son, Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani—his second son by his second wife, and one of the emir’s 24 children.
The Al-Thani family has ruled Qatar since its founding in 1850, and not all of the successions have been so smooth: The newly retired emir wrested control of the country from his father in a bloodless coup in 1995, when he was 43.
Below is a family tree of the dynasty’s current generation. Details of the Al-Thani lineage come from Royal Ark.