With the Royal Decrees recently issued, the Sultan His Majesty Haitham Bin Tariq has described the succession of power in the Sultanate.
According to the Basic Law of the State, the Sultan can transfer power to his eldest son and then to the eldest son of the Heir Apparent assuming the succession. If the eldest son of the Sultan dies before assuming power, the rule shall be then transferred to the eldest son of the Heir Apparent even if he has brothers.
If the Heir Apparent has no sons, the power will be transferred to the eldest of his brothers and in case the Heir Apparent has no brothers, the rule will transfer power to the son of the eldest of his brothers and so on.
If the rule is transferred to a person aged under 21, the power of the Sultan shall be undertaken by a trusteeship council appointed by a Royal Will and in case of non-appointment of such a council before his death, the Royal Family Council will appoint a trusteeship council comprising one of the brothers of the Sultan and two sons of his uncles.