The British gave two sons of Sheriff Husein (of Mecca) rule over the new political entities of Transjordan and Iraq after WWI. They were both born in the Hijaz (now in West Saudi Arabia), not the area they ruled. On the other hand, the political distinctions between these areas today did not exist in the early 20th century.

So I'm wondering to what extent were they seen as foreigners by the people they ruled over, and did that sentiment ever express itself in local politics?