Line of succession to the former Afghan throne

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The Coat of Arms of the former Royal Family

The Afghan monarchy was abolished by the then-ruling Republican regime on 17 July 1973 by Mohammed Daoud Khan in a bloodless coup d'état.

The current pretender to the defunct throne of Afghanistan is Crown Prince Ahmad Shah.

Law of succession

The succession is determined by Article 16 of the Constitution of 1964, which states, the succession to the throne of Afghanistan shall continue in the house of His Majesty Mohammed Nadir Shah, The Martyr, in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.

Present line of succession


Line of succession in July 1973


  1. ^ Buyers, Christopher. "The Royal House of Afghanistan: Genealogy". The Royal Ark. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
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