Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

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Crown Prince of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Emblem of Saudi Arabia
HRH The Prince Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense
Incumbent
Salman

since 18 June 2012
Style His Royal Highness
Sir
Residence King’s Palace, Riyadh[1]
Appointer King of Saudi Arabia after the approval of the Allegiance Council
Inaugural holder Saud
11 May 1933
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The Crown Prince of the Saudi Arabian Kingdom is the second most important position in Saudi Arabia. He is the successor to the king and is given power after the approval of the Allegiance Commission. The prince is appointed by the Deputy Prime Minister and manages the affairs of the state. In the absence of the king, an order is issued by the queen to have the prince manage the affairs of the state until the king's return. The order changes the prince's title temporarily from the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister to Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques until the return of the king to the kingdom. The Saudi Allegiance Commission can choose the Crown Prince after meeting its members; this system was introduced to the country in the Abdullah Era.

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Crown Princes of Saudi Arabia (1933–present)

Name
Lifespan
Reign start
Reign end
Notes
Family
Image
Saud
سعود
(1902-12-01)1 December 1902 – 23 February 1969(1969-02-23) (aged 67) 11 May 1933 9 November 1953
(became King)
Son of Ibn Saud and Wadhah bint Muhammad bin 'Aqab Saud Saud of Saudi Arabia
Faisal
فيصل
(1906-04-01)1 April 1906 – 25 March 1975(1975-03-25) (aged 68) 9 November 1953 2 November 1964
(became King)
Son of Ibn Saud and Tarfa bint Abduallah bin Abdulateef al Sheekh Saud Faisal of Saudi Arabia
Muhammad
محمد
1910 - 25 November 1988 (aged 77-78) 2 November 1964 March 1965
(resigned)
Son of Ibn Saud and Al Jawhara bint Musaed bin Jiluwi Saud
Khalid
خالد
(1913-02-13)13 February 1913 – 13 June 1982(1982-06-13) (aged 69) March 1965 25 March 1975
(became King)
Son of Ibn Saud and Al Jawhara bint Musaed bin Jiluwi Saud Khalid of Saudi Arabia
Fahd
فهد
(1921-03-16)16 March 1921 – 1 August 2005(2005-08-01) (aged 84) 25 March 1975 13 June 1982
(became King)
Son of Ibn Saud and Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi Saud Fahd of Saudi Arabia
Abdullah
عبدالله
(1924-08-01) 1 August 1924 (age 89) 13 June 1982 1 August 2005
(became King)
Son of Ibn Saud and Fahda bint Asi Al Shuraim Saud Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Sultan
سلطان
(1931-08-01)1 August 1931 – 22 October 2011(2011-10-22) (aged 80) 1 August 2005 22 October 2011
(died in office)
Son of Ibn Saud and Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi Saud Sultan bin Abdulaziz
Nayef
نايف
1934 - 18 June 2012 (aged 77-78) 29 October 2011 18 June 2012
(died in office)
Son of Ibn Saud and Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi Saud Nayef bin Abdulaziz
Salman
سلمان
(1935-12-31) 31 December 1935 (age 78) 18 June 2012 Incumbent Son of Ibn Saud and Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi Saud Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

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